Scott Benjamin, MD, FABPMR, PRM has been in practice in Vermont for almost 14 years.  Before that he worked at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC.  He trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sinai/ Johns Hopkins, and Fellowship trained in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Johns Hopkins / Kennedy Krieger Institute.  He was at UVM for 14 years prior to opening his private office, and will maintain a clinical assistant professorship in pediatrics at UVM.  He has particular expertise in spasticity management using medications such as Botox, Dysport, and Myobloc;  and in electrodiagnostic testing for common peripheral nerve entrapments.  He’s lectured extensively about spasticity, cerebral palsy, and botulinum toxin. He’s published in text books about children with special needs and congenital upper limb deficiencies. He sees children with congenital or acquired disabilities and also treats general rehabilitation issues, ie. stroke, spinal cord injury, myofascial pain and traumatic brain injury.  He loves stand up paddle boarding, cross country skiing, and plays piano and drums.

Karen Stoneman, PTA, the office manager and medical assistant is a trained physical therapist assistant who has worked for over 16 years at the UVM inpatient rehabilitation service.  After graduating summa cum laude, she worked in pediatrics at the Easter Seals Society’s Meeting Street School in Rhode Island. After moving to Vermont, she co-founded and ran the Franklin County Stroke Support group, has been featured on a radio program discussing hypertension and stroke, served as the VT PTA representative of the American Physical Therapy Association and presented a poster regarding spinal cord injury education at a national conference.