Rimma Ruvinskaya, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology




Additional Titles

  • Director, Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Certified
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine - Certified

Related Links


  • Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident’s Scholarship, 1999

Dr. Ruvinskaya works in the Spinal Cord Injury Section of the Neurorehabilitation Division, Department of Neurology. She joined SCI section after completion of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2001. Dr. Ruvinskaya specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation for adult and pediatric patients.

Areas of clinical interest include general rehabilitation for patients with disabilities and impairment resulting from trauma, congenital conditions and chronic illnesses, pediatric rehabilitation as well as pharmacologic and interventional management of spasticity including use of Botulinum Toxin and Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy.

Dr. Ruvinskaya developed Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury Clinic where kids with spinal cord injury, spina bifida, cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular conditions offered comprehansive rehabilitative care specialy adapted to the needs of growing child and families with kids with disabilities.

Dr. Ruvinskaya is an Assistan Professor of Neurology. She directed Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/SLCH Consortium from 2005 to 2007.