Spinal Cord Injury Patient Care Center - James J. Peters VA Medical Center
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James J. Peters VA Medical Center


Spinal Cord Injury Patient Care Center

JJP Bronx VAMC Spinal Cord Injury Patient Care Center

Ed McLaughlin, PCC Director, Spinal Cord Injury Ed McLaughlin
PCC Director, Spinal Cord Injury
718-584-9000 x5390

We offer a unique system of care that includes a full range of healthcare for eligible persons who have sustained injury to their spinal cord or have other spinal cord lesions.
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Wheelchair Repairs & Replacements
718-584-9000 x5396

SCI Damage Research Center
The Spinal Cord Damage Research Center is supported by the VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Center of Excellence (RR&D) which focuses on improving the medical consequences of persons with spinal cord injury.

Studies in SCI Research
  • Vitamin D Replacement Therapy in Persons with SCI: Persons with SCI have an increased occurrence of vitamin D deficiency. Immobilizing conditions such as SCI, result in marked osteoporosis. Vitamin D deficiency results in mild degrees of calcium deficiency and secondary hyperparathyroidism, resulting in bone loss.
  • Prevention of Bone Loss in Acute and Chronic SCI: In this study we measured the level of bone loss (osteoporosis) and administered medications (vitamin D analogue /bisphosphonate) to determine the effects on osteoporosis.
  • Anabolic Steriod Therapy on Pressure Ulcer Healing in Persons with Chronic SCI: The primary objective of this study is to determine whether SCI inpatients with chronic stage III or IV pressure ulcer of the pelvic region have a greater percentage of healing with an anabolic steroid (oxandrolone) than those who receive placebo and the same standard of care.
Patient Education Brochures & Guides

Bowel and Bladder Care
• Autonomic Dysreflexia English|Spanish
• Neurogenic Bowel English | Spanish

Mental Health
• Depression English

Skin and Wound Care
• Pressure Ulcers English| Spanish

SCI Rehab Guide
SCI Patient Handbook
SCI Driver Training Brochure

Related Links
Cure Paralysis Now
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Job Accommodation Network
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Spinal Cord Damage Research Center
United Spinal Association (USA)
Veterans Health Library
Wheelchair Junkie

Contact Info


  • Spinal Cord Injury Patient Care Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 718-584-9000 Ext. 5389
  • 718-584-9000 Ext. 5396

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00am-4:30pm