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Two New Providers Join Medical Staff at Shepherd Center

ATLANTA – Shepherd Center has added two new providers to its medical staff. They are plastic surgeon ChiChi Berhane, M.D., MBA, and director of neurorehabilitation psychology Teresa Ashman, Ph.D.

Dr. Berhane, who specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, recently began seeing patients in Shepherd Center’s wound clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays and performing surgeries on Fridays. Shepherd Center Medical Director Donald P. Leslie, M.D., described Dr. Berhane as “a very talented plastic surgeon who will be the principal surgeon at Shepherd Center for our patients with pressure wounds, which can be a secondary complication arising from spinal cord injury.”

Dr. Berhane completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Miami Hospital in Miami, Fla., and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Berhane is a two-time winner of the Marshall University Department of Surgery’s Resident of the Year Award. He participates in many public service organizations, including Physicians for Social Responsibility and Doctors Without Borders.

Dr. Ashman, who joined Shepherd Center on July 15, previously practiced at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at both New York University Langone Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center prior to relocating to Atlanta. In her role, she oversees all neurorehabilitation psychological services for patients. She also conducts extensive clinical research with people with traumatic brain injury. “We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Ashman serve our patients in this very important role,” Dr. Leslie said.

She received a doctorate of psychology from New School University and is certified in rehabilitation psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Ashman has received prestigious awards such as the Ted Weiss Advocacy Award, the John G. Gianutsos Award and is a two-time recipient of the David Strauss Memorial Award.

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 neuromuscular 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 935 inpatients, 541 day program patients and more than 7,300 outpatients each year.