Rimma Ruvinskaya, MD

Rimma Ruvinskaya, MD

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology 
Division of Neuro Rehabilitation

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Dr. Ruvinskaya is a board-certified physiatrist specializing in spinal cord injury rehabilitation in pediatric and adult patients, management of severe spasticity related to spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, CP and other neurologic conditions.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke related spasticity
  • MS related spasticity and general rehab issues
  • CP related spasticity

Common Procedures

  • Botox injections for the management of focal spasticity and dystonia
  • Intrathecal Baclofen pump management for severe spasticity

Clinical Office Locations

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • St. Louis Children's 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. Ruvinskaya has research interests in upper extremity function restoration in patients with Tetraplegia.

Background

Dr. Ruvinskaya earned a medical degree from the Leningrad Institute of Pediatric Medicine in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), USSR, and then completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. 

Board Certifications

  • Board-certified, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
  • Subspecialty certified in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

Medical Degree

  • Leningrad Institute of Pediatric Medicine, Leningrad (St. Petersburg), USSR

Residency

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Honors and Awards

  • Diplomat American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Rhone – Poulenc Rorer Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident’s Scholarship (1999) 

Professional Societies and Organizations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Fellow Member
  • St. Louis Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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