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Joel Scholten

Joel Scholten


  • Affiliation: Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center

Dr. Joel Scholten is the Associate Chief of Staff for Rehab Services at the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center and Director of Special Projects in the PM&R Program Office. He received his medical degree at the University of South Dakota and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Scholten is an Associate Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He serves as the clinical coordinator of VA’s Polytrauma/Blast Related Injury QUERI and Director of the DC VA’s Advanced Polytrauma Fellowship program.


Within the last 24 months, have you rendered, or in the next two years, will you render clinical services or support services (whether diagnostic, therapeutic, educational, case management, or similar) to persons with TBI or their family members and caregivers, as an independent professional or employee of a for-profit or not-for-profit organization?: I provide care for Veterans with TBI. I am employed fulltime by Dept of Veterans Affairs.

Within the past 24 months and during the three-year course of the project under consideration, I or one of my immediate family members received or will receive financial or material research support or compensation from the following: Funding from VA Office of Research Development for TBI study on Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation.

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