Cerebral Palsy Program

  • Meet the Team

    A diagnosis of cerebral palsy can be devastating, but the remarkable advances in care we offer can make an enormous difference in your child’s life, even when he faces significant challenges. Our experts offer the latest therapies and care, tailored specifically to your child’s abilities and needs.

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    Faculty

    A photo of Lainie K. Holman.

    Lainie K. Holman, MD
    Staff Physician II, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    513-636-7480

    lainie.holman@cchmc.org

    Lainie K. Holman, MD

    Staff Physician II, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Phone: 513-636-7480

    Fax: 513-636-7360

    Email: lainie.holman@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Traumatic brain injury; spasticity management; acupuncture

    Education and Training

    BS: Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1993.

    MD: Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, 2002.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2007.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2006; American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2008.

    Publications

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    Douglas G. Kinnett, MD
    Staff Physician, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    513-636-7480

    rehab@cchmc.org

    Douglas G. Kinnett, MD

    Staff Physician, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7480

    Fax: 513-636-7360

    Email: rehab@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Spasticity evaluation and management; traumatic brain injury evaluation and management

    Biography

    Douglas Kinnett, MD, specializes in pediatric rehabilitation. Children with impairments resulting in restrictions in their ability to function in society are the primary interest of the pediatric rehabilitation physician. A majority of these children have injury to their brain from trauma or have cerebral palsy.

    Dr. Kinnett has developed expertise in the treatment of spasticity that is often seen in these children. Because of his experience, Dr. Kinnett is frequently asked to lecture on spasticity management in this region of the country. Beyond this special interest, he works with other members of the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to provide a comprehensive approach to develop the full potential of these children as they grow into adulthood.

    Training of new physicians in this area is also a priority in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Kinnett provides teaching experiences for these physicians in training along with other members of the division. He has twice been honored to receive a teaching award for his efforts in this training. The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Rehabilitation Training Program is considered one of the top programs in the country.

    Dr. Kinnett has been a faculty member at Cincinnati Children's since 1993. He accepted this position after being the first resident physician to complete the Pediatric Rehabilitation Training Program at Cincinnati Children's.

    Dr. Kinnett attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati after working four years as a research assistant at Cincinnati Children's. Prior to this, he completed BS and MA degrees at Indiana State University.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1988.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1994 (re-certification, 2004); Pediatrics, 1997 (re-certification, 2004).

    Publications

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    Jilda N. Vargus-Adams, MD, MSc
    Pediatric Rehabilitation, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    513-636-7480

    rehab@cchmc.org

    Jilda N. Vargus-Adams, MD, MSc

    Pediatric Rehabilitation, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7480

    Fax: 513-636-7360

    Email: rehab@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Cerebral palsy; epidemiology; evidence-based practice

    Research Interests

    Use of medication for spasticity in cerebral palsy; health-related quality of life in cerebral palsy; outcomes research in cerebral palsy; clinical effectiveness in cerebral palsy 

    Biography

    Jilda N. Vargus-Adams, MD, MSc, is a pediatric physiatrist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati. She graduated from Brown University, the Yale School of Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Vargus-Adams completed both a combined residency in pediatrics and physical medicine & rehabilitation and a research fellowship in pediatric rehabilitation at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s. 

    She joined the faculty at Cincinnati in 2000 and contributes to the training and education of residents and fellows.  Presently, she is involved in developing a comprehensive CP program and serves as its research director. She has received career development awards from the NIH and CPIRF. Her research projects have included studies of therapy and pharmaceutical interventions for CP and work to evaluate and understand outcome measurement tools.

    Dr. Vargus-Adams serves on the editorial board of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics and the medical advisory board of Reaching for the Stars, a national parent advocacy group for cerebral palsy. She is also on the boards of directors of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati.

    Education and Training

    BA: Brown University, Providence, RI, 1990.

    MD: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1995.

    MS: Harvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology, Boston, MA, 2002.

    Residency: Pediatrics / Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995 - 2000.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Research, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2000-2002

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2000.

    Sub-specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2001; Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 2007.

    Publications

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    Staff

    A photo of Caroline Colvin.

    Caroline T. Colvin, MSPT
    Coordinator, Northern Kentucky, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

    859-344-4769

    caroline.colvin@cchmc.org

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    Jann Greenberg, RN, BS, MEd
    BCMH Nurse and Service Coordinator, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    513-803-5073

    jann.greenberg@cchmc.org


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    Kelly R. Greve, PT
    Physical Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

    513-636-4651

    kelly.greve@cchmc.org

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    Patricia A. Gribben, OTR/L
    Occupational Therapist II, Aaron W. Perlman Center

    513-636-4601

    patricia.gribben@cchmc.org


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    Sean C. Jameson
    Clinic Coordinator, Cerebral Palsy Team

    513-636-9724

    sean.jameson@cchmc.org

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    Robin G. Lambert, RN
    Charge Nurse, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    513-636-4488

    Robin.Lambert@cchmc.org


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    Elizabeth McCarty, OTR/L, ATP
    Occupational Therapist

    513-636-4601

    elizabeth.mccarty@cchmc.org

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    Hillary Prather
    Care Coordinator, Aaron W. Perlman Center

    513-636-4601

    hillary.prather@cchmc.org


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    Mindy Reagan, RD, LD
    Registered Dietician, Cerebral Palsy

    513-636-4611

    melinda.reagan@cchmc.org

    A photo of Jennifer Schmit.

    Jennifer M. Schmit, PT, DPT, PhD
    Physical Therapist III, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

    513-803-2922

    jenny.schmit@cchmc.org


    A photo of Lisa Zimmermann.

    Lisa L. Zimmermann
    Care Coordinator, Cerebral Palsy

    513-636-4603

    lisa.zimmermann@cchmc.org