My Approach to Care
"The patient and family are at the center of all that we do. My goals include providing evidence based care and being an effective communicator in order to accomplish that. I also partner with the other members of the health care team to assist those we serve in reaching their goals."
Education & Training
Medical School: Hahnemann University (Now part of Drexel University School of Medicine)
Residency: University of Minnesota, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Board Certification(s): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Professional OrganizationsAmerican Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatry, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
Research & Publications
My research interests include spasticity management including intrathecal baclofen and selective dorsal rhizotomy, neuromodulation, and acquired brain injury.
Recent publications include: Schmitz NS, Krach LE, Coles LD, Mishra U, Agarwal SK, Cloyd JC, Kriel RL. A Randomized Dose Escalation Study of Intravenous Baclofen in Healthy Volunteers: Clinical Tolerance and Pharmacokinetics. PM&R 2017 9 (8): 743-750.
Munger ME, Aldahondo N, Krach LE, Novacheck TF, Schwartz MH. Long-term outcomes after selective dorsal rhizotomy: a retrospective matched cohort study. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2017. Published on line Aug 8, 2017.
Walker KR, Novotny SA, Krach LE. Does intrathecal baclofen therapy increase prevalence and/or progression of neuromuscular scoliosis? Spine Deformity. 2017 5: 424-429.
Gillick BT, Gordon AM, Feyma T, Krach LE, Carmel J, Rich TL, Bleyenheuft Y, Friel K. Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation in Children with Unilateral Cerebral Palsy: A Protocol and Risk Mitigation Guide. Frontiers in Pediatrics 2018. 6:56. Doi:1-.3389/fped.2018/00056
Rich TL, Nemanich S, Chen M, Friel K, Feyma T, Krach L, Nawshin T, Meekins G, Gillick BT. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Paired with Occupation-Centered Bimanual Training in Children with Unilateral Cerebral Palsy: A Preliminary Study. Neural Plasticity. Vol. 2018, Article ID 9610812, 14 pages, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9610812.
Interests & ActivitiesMy hobbies include knitting and crocheting, bird watching, and reading.