Dr. Jilda Vargus-Adams Joins RFTS Medical Advisory Board

“Reaching for the Stars. A Foundation of Hope for Children with Cerebral Palsy” warmly welcomes Dr. Jilda Vargus-Adams to our esteemed medical advisory board.

Dr. Vargus-Adams 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 fellowshipin pediatric rehabilitation at the University of Cincinnati/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. In addition to her clinical focus in CP, Dr. Vargus-Adams is interested in research regarding clinical effectiveness and outcome measurement in CP. 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 has been a member of the AACPDM since she was in
residency and has served on the Advocacy Committee (2004-2010, Chair
2008, 2009) and the Scientific Program Committee (2005, 2009). She is now a member of the AACPDM Board of Directors, the American Academy of Pediatrics and several other medical and research boards, including the editorial board of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, and the board of directors for the local United Cerebral Palsy chapter.