Scientific Advisory Board

Terrence P. Sheehan, MD


Chief Medical Officer of Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland

Terrence P. Sheehan, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer of Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, an acute rehabilitation facility specializing in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes, amputations, orthopedic injuries and surgeries, and neurological disorders. Dr. Sheehan is the Director of the Amputee Program and his work has focused for more than 15 years on the care of patients with limb loss.

Since March 2006, Dr. Sheehan has participated in several educational missions in Haiti and the Dominican Republic sponsored by Physicians for Peace. Through the Walking Free Program, he participated in education and training efforts for those taking care of people with limb loss in these countries.

On March 2010, Dr. Sheehan and a team of health care providers traveled to Haiti after the earthquake and cared for patients, young and old, with amputations, spinal cord injuries, and other injuries.

In January 2012, also in collaboration with Physicians for Peace, Dr. Sheehan and the team traveled to Ecuador, where they cared for young and old patients with burns who required rehabilitation.

Dr. Sheehan is a Board Member of the Amputee Coalition of America and is also the Medical Director for the organization. He led the collaborative effort that developed the first and only standards of care for those with limb loss in the United States. In collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Amputee Coalition, he chaired the Limb Loss Task Force I (2010) and Limb Loss Task Force II (2012) to develop a national plan on preventing limb loss.

Dr. Sheehan was also recognized as one of the Washingtonian Top Doctors for 2005, 2008, 2010, and 2012. The Archdiocese of Washington's Advisory Committee on Ministry to Persons with Disabilities honored Dr. Sheehan with the Rocky Stone Award for his work with Rosaria Communities, Inc., a Catholic non-profit providing housing opportunities for adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities.

Dr. Sheehan received his medical degree from State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and completed his residency in Boston at Tufts University-New England Medical Center Hospitals. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Spinal Cord Injury.

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