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Assistant Professor of Neurology/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Assistant Program Director, PMR Residency

Medical Director, Traumatic Brain Injury Program, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital

Contact Info
13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33612

Phone: (813) 972-2000 x5292
Fax: (813) 903-2483
Email: Marissa.Mccarthy@va.gov

Marissa R. McCarthy, M.D.

Traumatic Brain Injury
Assistant Professor


Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Residency: Richmond University Hospital/Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center (Internship)
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas PMR Alliance (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)


Clinical Interests:
• Traumatic Brain Injury, Acupuncture, and Disorders of Consciousness.

Research Interests:
• Traumatic Brain Injury and Sleep; Traumatic Brain Injury and Hyperbaric; Disorders of Consciousness.

Board Certification(s):
• Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

• Traumatic Brain Injury

Selected Publications

Nakase-Richardson R, Whyte J, Giacino JT, Pavawalla S, Barnett ST, Yablon SA, Sherer M, Kalmar K, Hammond F, Greenwald B, Horn LJ, Seel RT, McCarthy M, Tran J, Walker W. Longitudinal Outcome of Patients with Disordered Consciousness in the NIDRR TBI Model Systems Programs. Journal of Neurotrauma. January 1, 2012, 29(1): 59-65.

Kent, R., McCarthy, M. R., & Scott, S. Poster 47 An Athlete with a Right Subdural Hematoma with Ipsilateral Hemiparesis Secondary to Kernohan's Notch Phenomenon: A Case Report. PM&R, 4(10), S205. (2012).

Kretzmer TS, Daniels BJ, Gootam PK, McCarthy M, Merritt B, Anderson WM, Nakase-Richardson R. Poster 13 Concordance of Actigraphy with Overnight Polysomnography: A Pilot Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 1 October 2011; 92(10):1697

Daniels BJ, Nakase-Richardson R, Kretzmer TS, Gootam PK, McGarity S, McCarthy M, Anderson WM, Zeitzer J. Poster 110 Do Epoch and Thresholds Alter Polysomnography and Actigraphy Agreement among Medically Complex TBI Patients? Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1 October 2011; 92(10): 1723-1724

Kent R, McCarthy M, Nakase-Richardson R, Massengale J, Cifu D, Frontera A. Poster 120 Case Study of Five Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries that Underwent Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1 October 2011; 92(10): 1726