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Durham VA Health Care System


Spinal Cord Injury Disease


To provide coordination and continuity of care to veterans who have sustained injury to the spinal cord or who have non-progressive spinal cord disease.

About the Program

The Durham SCI&D Team is comprised of 2 Physicians, 2 Nurse Practitioners, and 2 Master’s – prepared Social Workers, and allied Physical and Occupational Therapists. The team provides outpatient care in its clinic; coordination of care for inpatients and outpatients, including referral to the Richmond SIC&D Center; and patient/family/health care provider education about spinal cord injury.

Services Offered

Evaluation and management of spinal cord injury & disease

SCID Contact

Marsha Alishahi, MSW
SCID Coordinator
(919) 286-0411, ext. 6874 or Toll-Free 1-888-878-6890

Contact Info


  • Durham VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 919-286-0411 Ext. 6874
  • 888-878-6890 Ext. 6874

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm