Thy Huskey, MD

Thy Huskey, MD, FAAPMR

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology 
Division of Neuro Rehabilitation

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Dr. Huskey's clinical practice focuses on improving function after a disabling illness. She specializes in improving brain recovery after a stroke, traumatic brain injury or brain illness, and attending to patients with medically complex conditions, including major organ transplants and advanced cardiac intervention, such as LVAD placement.  

She currently serves as the Stroke Program Medical Director at the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, which has achieved the stroke-specific program CARF-accreditation and is designated by the Joint Commission as a Stroke Rehabilitation Center of Excellence. 

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Rehabilitation for medically complex conditions, including: 
    • major organ transplants (liver, kidney, pancreas, lung, heart)
    • after advanced cardiac intervention, such as open heart surgery or Left Ventricular Assist Device placement
    • after multi-trauma

Common Procedures

  • Brain injury rehab
  • Brain tumor rehab
  • Stroke rehab

Clinical Office Locations

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Research Interests 

Dr. Huskey participates in clinical research collaboration with other parts of Washington University, such as the OT and PT programs. I was a member of the Brain Recovery Core (BRC), which is a multidisciplinary, rehabilitation research group dedicated to promoting research into current practices and latest innovations. The BRC hopes to improve rehabilitation outcomes by delineating the most effective, evidence-based therapies.

Background

Dr. Huskey is a board-certified physiatrist in the Division of Neuro Rehabilitation at Washington University Orthopedics. She earned her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL, and then completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.  

She is a teaching faculty member in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, and has served on the Medical Executive Committee of the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis since 2004, first as Vice President of the Medical Staff, then as President from 2007 to 2017. 

Board Certifications

  • Board-certified, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

Medical Degree

  • Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL

Residency

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS

Honors and Awards

  • 2012, Most Influential Business Women in St. Louis, St. Louis Business Journal
  • 2011, Woman of Courage, Gateway Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • 2006, Most Compassionate Attending, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency, Washington University School of Medicine 
  • 2004, Outstanding Teaching Attending of the Year, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2000, Dr. John B. Redford Award for Outstanding Resident
  • 1996, Dr. Frederick Stenn Memorial Award for outstanding humanism and compassion in patient care

Professional Societies and Organizations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Fellow
  • Missouri Central Society of Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation      
  • St. Louis Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Gateway Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Board of Trustee, member
  • St. Louis Forum, invited member

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