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Shepherd Center Welcomes New Physicians

ATLANTA (July 21, 2009) – Shepherd Center extends a warm wel­come to Anna Elm­ers, M.D., and J. Tobias Musser, M.D., who both recently joined the medical staff team.

Dr. Elmers began seeing inpatients and outpatients in both the spinal cord and brain units on July 1. Prior to joining Shepherd’s medical staff, she served as a resident and chief resident at Shepherd.

“I am really excited to join the Shepherd family as I have always felt at home here,” says Dr. Elmers. “Not only is the staff a pleasure to work with, but the patients are a constant reminder of the resilience of the human spirit. Shepherd Center really is a place where small miracles happen on a daily basis, and I look forward to being a part of it.”

Dr. Elmers graduated in 2005 from The George Washington University School of Medicine and interned at Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. She moved to Atlanta in 2006 for a residency at Emory University Hospital.

Born in Malaysia, Dr. Elmers and her family moved to California, where she spent most of her younger years. Dr. Elmers has traveled extensively around the world, but now spends much of her free time with her hus­band, Mike, and their one-year-old daughter Kiran.

Dr. Musser completed his residen­cy in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Emory University Hospital, including eight months of training at Shepherd Center. He will see patients in the Shepherd Pain Institute.

He is currently completing an additional year of training as Shepherd Center’s first Fellow in the Shepherd Pain Institute in order to build and fur­ther refine his skills of interventional and chronic pain management.

Dr. Musser was born and raised in Penn­sylvania and attended medical school at Temple Uni­versity.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.