About Donna Nimec, MD, MS

Donna Nimec, M.D. is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and subspecialty certified in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.  She has additional training in general pediatric medicine.  She holds a Masters degree in Special Education and has permanent teaching certification in New York State.  Dr. Nimec spent six years working with students with disabilities in the classroom setting prior to her training in medicine.  She has worked with children with special needs for over 30 years.

For nineteen years, she served as medical director of the inpatient Child and Adolescent Program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, with a primary focus being on the treatment of children with traumatic brain injury and stroke.  She is also part of the Department of Orthopaedics at Children?s Hospital and a member of the Trauma Team.

As a result of her training in education, Dr. Nimec works closely with school districts to help maximize functional outcome of children who have sustained injuries.  She has given presentations at a variety of state, regional, and national conferences on rehabilitation of children with various diagnoses. She has been active in helping coordinate medical management and educational reintegration programs.

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Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
300 First Ave.
Charlestown , MA 02129
Phone: 617-952-5000

Medical Education

  • MD, State University of New York - Buffalo
  • Residency, University of Colorado
  • Residency, University of Colorado

American Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab

Accepted Insurance Plans

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  • Wharton RH, Nimec DL. ???Overview of Pediatric Rehabilitation???, Ambulatory Pediatric Care 1998;Third Edition:260-267.

    Waters PM, Zurakowski D, Patterson P, Bae DS, Nimec D. Interobserver and intraobserver reliability of therapist-assisted videotaped evaluations of upper-limb hemiplegia. J Hand Surg Am 2004; 29(2): 328-34.

    Patritti BL, Straudi S, Deming LC, Benedetti MG, Nimec DL, Bonato P. Robotic gait training in an adult with cerebral palsy: a case report. PM R. 2010 Jan;2(1):71-5.

    Patritti B, Sicari M, Deming LC, Romaguera F, Pelliccio MM, Kasi P, Benedetti MG, Nimec DL, Bonato P. The Role of Augmented Feedback in Pediatric Robotic-Assisted Gait Training: A Case Series. Technology and Disability 2010; 22(4): 215-27.

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