ABIME Course Faculty Profiles
Dr. Rondinelli did his undergraduate studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he obtained a BA degree in Anthropology in 1971. He then entered an NIMH Traineeship Program in behavioral biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he obtained his MA and PhD degrees in Physical Anthropology. Later, as a James Scholar, he obtained his MD degree from the University of Illinois at the Medical Center in Chicago, in 1980. He pursued a combined internship and residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Washington Hospital, Seattle, Washington, where he obtained his Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Medicine in 1983.
Dr. Rondinelli formerly served as an academic faculty member at Tufts-New England Medical Center and the University of Colorado Healthy Sciences Center, and became a full Professor and Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, where he worked from 1991 until 2002. During that time he also served as Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services for Health Midwest, a major regional integrated medical system in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Currently, he is the Medical Director of Younker Rehabilitation Services at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. His clinical duties include general inpatient rehabilitation medicine with an emphasis upon evaluation and treatment of patients suffering from stroke, major multiple trauma including traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, complex orthopedic procedures, amputation and work injury.
Dr. Rondinelli has published numerous peer reviewed research papers on disability measurement, functional outcomes assessment, and the relationship of impairment to disability. He has edited, authored and co-authored several books and multiple book chapters including a major textbook on Impairment Rating and Disability Evaluation, as well as a Study Guide for Industrial Rehabilitation Medicine and work disability management. Currently, he is Medical Editor for the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 6th Edition. He has served on the Boards of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), and the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP),respectively, and is the Immediate Past-President of the AAP.
Kathryn L. Mueller, MD works for the National Jewish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado and is one of the founding members of ABIME She is the Medical Director for the State of Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation. Dr. Mueller specializes in Occupational and Emergency Medicine and received her Masters in Public Healthfrom the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has numerous publications in the areas of Occupational Medicine and Causality in Workers’ Compensation, Causality assessment and disability management.