6829 Elm Street, Suite 300
McLean, Virginia 22101
Board Certification: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
“A personal medical challenge refocused my work as a physician — I saw the potential for healing that Regenerative Medicine offered, and I never looked back.” — Jeffery Ericksen, M.D.
Dr. Jeffery Ericksen is a national leader in the field of regenerative medicine and a recognized expert in regenerative therapies such as dextrose prolotherapy, platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy and stem-cell injections to treat degenerative joint pain. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in Electrodiagnostic Medicine. In addition, Dr. Ericksen is a fellow of the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine and a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Prior to joining the staff of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine in McLean, VA, Dr. Ericksen held a faculty position for 15 years at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College — most recently as Associate Professor within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He directed a Regenerative Medicine Fellowship and mentored post-doctoral, basic science-research fellows studying tissue-engineering applications for polytrauma conditions.
In addition to his clinical work at the Kaplan Center and at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Medical Center in Richmond, VA, Dr. Ericksen has presented his own research work at national and international medical conferences. He has studied the biomechanics of older women’s sacroiliac joints and authored or co-authored nine biomedical research papers on Platelet Rich Plasma and other regenerative therapies. His articles have been published in scholarly journals such as the International Journal of Biomaterials, the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine and the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
A gifted teacher, Dr. Ericksen donates much of his time and expertise to training physicians from across the world in regenerative injection therapy during medical mission programs organized by the Hackett-Hemwall Foundation and the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine. These missions provide critically needed medical services to thousands of underserved people in Honduras and Mexico.
According to Dr. Ericksen, “Prolotherapy, while highly effective, doesn’t work 100 percent of the time. In addition to administering prolotherapy, therefore, I also take the time to counsel patients about nutrition, exercise and finding ways to de-stress. For example, often patients can making simple biomechanical changes — like sitting on the floor and walking or running barefoot more often — that can go a long way to improving joint function, balance and overall health.”
- M.D., University of Miami School of Medicine, 1990
- M.E., Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1984
- B.S.E., Duke University, 1982
Internship & Residency:
Internship: Internal Medicine, Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA., 1990-1991
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Philadelphia, PA., 1991-1994
Chief Resident for Education: Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.,1993-1994
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Memberships – Scientific, Honorary & Professional:
Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Fellow, American Assoc. of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Fellow, American Assoc. of Orthopaedic Medicine
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Honors and Awards:
Dennis Jahnigen Career Development Award – American Geriatrics Society, 2005-2007.
Resident Teaching Award – VCU Dept of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2003, 2005, 2009 & 2013.
Finalist for President’s Citation Award 2004, Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation poster “Does gynecological surgery contribute to low back problems in later life? An analysis of the Women’s Health and Aging Study.”
Chairman’s Initiative Award for Outstanding Contributions to PM&R, VCU Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, June 2000.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Sell SA, Wolfe PS, Spence AJ ,Rodriguez IA, McCool JM, Garg K, Petrella RL, Ericksen JJ, Bowlin GL. A Preliminary Study on the Potential of Manuka Honey and Platelet-Rich Plasma in Wound Healing. Int J Biomaterials In press, accepted 30 October 2012
Sell SA, Ericksen JJ, Bowlin GL. The incorporation and controlled release of platelet-rich plasma-derived biomolecules from polymeric tissue engineering scaffolds. Polymer Int 2012 61:1703–1709
Sell SA, Wolfe PS, Ericksen JJ, Simpson DG, and Bowlin GL. “Incorporating Platelet-Rich Plasma into Electrospun Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications.” Tissue Engineering Part A. 2011 17(21-22):2723-37
Sell SA, Ericksen JJ, Reis TW, Droste LR, Bhuiyan MBA, Gater DR. A case report on the use of sustained release platelet-rich plasma for the treatment of chronic pressure ulcers. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2011 34(1): 122-127
Ericksen JJ, Pidcoe PE, McKinney JL, Burnet EN, Huang E, Wilson JC, Hoogstadt V. Gynecological surgery and low back pain in older women: testing the association with SI joint stiffness and pelvic floor movements. 2010 Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation September 1(1): 27-35.
Ripley DL, Seel RT, Macciocchi SN, Schara SL, Raziano K, Ericksen JJ. The Impact of Diabetes Mellitus on Stroke Acute Rehabilitation Outcomes. Am. J. Phys. Med Rehabil. 86(9): 754-761
Ericksen JJ, Bean JF, Kiely DK, Hicks GE, Leveille SG. Does gynecological surgery contribute to low back problems in later life? Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 87(2): 172-176.
Rashbaum IG, Lacerte M, Braverman DL, Ericksen JJ. Interventions in chronic pain management. 5. New Frontiers in Pain Management: Disease-Specific Issues in Chronic Pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003: 84 Suppl1; S57-S62.
Ericksen JJ, Braverman DL, Shah RV. Interventions in chronic pain management. 4. New Frontiers in Pain Management: Medications in Pain Management. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003: 84 Suppl; S50-S56.
Braverman DL, Ericksen JJ, Shah RV, Franklin DJ. Interventions in chronic pain management. 3. New Frontiers in Pain Management: Complementary Techniques. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003:84 Suppl; S45-S49.
Shah RV, Ericksen JJ, Lacerte M. Interventions in chronic pain management. 2. New Frontiers: Invasive nonsurgical interventions. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003:84 Suppl; S39-S44
Cifu DX, Ericksen JJ. Bridging the Gap: Subacute and day rehab programs fill an important therapeutic role for people with TBI. Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation January 2003; 53-56.
Ericksen J, Cifu D, Burnett D. The role of neuropharmacologic agents in return to work after TBI. Brain Inj Source 2001:5(1); 32-34.
Ripley DL, Ericksen J, Cifu DX. A disease of great reckoning, Diabetes Mellitus. Advance For Directors in Rehabilitation 2000:9(5); 49-52.