James Devney, DO, DABPMR

DrDevneyDr.  Devney is a practicing Physiatrist, triple board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  He performs a broad spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as Electromyography (EMG’s) and Nerve Conduction Studies.  He is Founder and CEO of Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine, PC.  He additionally holds an active volunteer teaching appointment through the University of Nebraska School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation.  Dr. Devney graduated with honors from osteopathic medical school at the University of North Texas in 1997, then completed a four year residency in 2001 where he served as Chief Resident his final year at Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  He subsequently trained as Fellow at the Virginia Spine Institute in Reston, VA.   Upon returning to his home state of Nebraska, Dr. Devney served on the physician teaching staff at Creighton University as Assistant Professor and Chief, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Orthopedics for nearly three years.  He subsequently served as Chief of Physiatry at Nebraska Spine Center from 2004-2011. 

Board certifications include: Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Diplomate, American Board of Electodiagnostic Medicine; Diplomate, American Board of Pain Medicine.

Memberships include:  American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; North American Spine Society; American Academy of Pain Medicine; American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine; Metro Omaha Medical Society; Nebraska Medical Association.

Dr. Devney is published in both American and foreign medical journals.  He is a member of several professional societies and has served as past Vice President, Nebraska Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.  Dr. Devney is proud to have served active duty in the United States Air Force and for several subsequent years in the Army National Guard.  He is married to Susan and has two children, Courtney and Trevor.  He enjoys motor sports, football and family pursuits in his leisure time.

CURRICULUM VITAE

MEDICAL SPECIALTY

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

CERTIFICATIONS

Board-Certified, American Board of PM&R, 2002.  Recertified, 2012.

Board-Certified, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2007

Board-Certified, American Board of Pain Medicine, 2012

Fellow, American Board of Disability Analysts, 2007

AREAS OF INTEREST

Non-operative Spinal Sports and Musculoskeletalcare
Interventional Spinal Diagnostic 
Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Therapeutic procedures.

EDUCATION

Non-operative Spine, Sports and Musculoskeletal Fellowship
Virginia Spine Institue
Reston, Virginia
July 2001-September 2001

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency
Washington University Medical Center - Barnes Jewish Hospital
Saint Louis, Missouri
July 1997-June 2001

University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
June 1997
Honors - top 10%

Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, Texas
Bachelor of Science - Biology/Chemistry
May 1993
Summa Cum Laude

Vernon Regional Junior College
Wichita Falls, Texas
Associate Degree - Physical Therapy
December 2009
High Honors

HONORS/AWARDS:

       “America’s Top Physicians” listing by Consumers’ Research Council of America 2012

RESIDENCY

Chief Resident - academic year 2000: WUMC/BJH, Dept.
Neurology, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Assistant Chief Resident - academic year 1999: WUMC/BJH, Dept.
Neurology, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

"Resident of the Year" - academic year 2000: WUMC/BJH Dept.
Neurology, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

"Resident of the Year" - academic year 1999: WUMC/BJH, Dept.
Neurology, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Medicine and Rehabilitation
Residents' Scholarship (Aug '98)

EMPLOYMENT/APPOINTMENTS:

CIVILIAN

Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Founder and President
December 2011 - Present

Spine and Pain Centers of Nebraska
Co-Founder and Partner
April 2011 - November 2011

Nebraska Spine Center
Staff Physician
Chief, Division of Physiatry
April 2004 - April 2011

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Adjunct Clinical Instructor
April 2004 - Present

Creighton University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Chief, Division of Physiatry
February 2002 - March 2004

Virginia Spine Institue
Reston, VA
Fellow - Interventional Spine and Sports
July 2001 - September 2001

Washington University Medical Center/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO
Resident Physician - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
July 1997 - June 2001

MILITARY

Captain - Nebraska Army National Guard
Medical Corps
2002 - 2003

Captain - Missouri Army National Guard
Medical Corps
1997 - 2002

First Lieutenant - Texas Army National Guard
Medical Service Corps
1994 - 1997

Sergeant - United State Air Force
Physical Therapy/Field Medic
Dec 1986-October 1990

February 1991-April 1991 ( Desert Storm)

 

RESEARCH

Sethi N, Devney J, Steiner H, Riew K:  Diagnosing Cervical Fusion-A Comprehensive Literature Review.
Asian Spine Journal 2008;  2:65-74.

Riew KD, Sethi NS, Devney JD, Goette K, Choi K:  Complications of Buttress Plate Stabilization of Cervical Corpectomy.
Spine 1999; 24:2404-10 (presented at NASS 14th annual metting, Chicago, October 1999).

Devney JD, Prather H, Khattak H, Khader SA:  Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - Concomitant Vascular and Neurogenic Forms in a Violinist.
Poster presentation - Annual AAPMR conference 2000.

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
International Spinal Intervention Society
American Academy of Pain Medicine
North American Spine Society
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Metro Omaha Medical Society


INVITED LECTURES

Symptomatic Spondylolysis – To Brace or Not to Brace.  Athletes’ Training Center Sports Seminar, November 2011.

Spine Rehabilitation.  Excel Therapy quarterly CME conference, October 2011.

Lumbar Disc Herniation – Early Management.  Worker’s Compensation Forum, June 2011.

Radiofrequency Rhizotomy in the Treatment of Spinal Facet Syndromes – Worker’s Compensation Forum.  April 2011.

Radiofrequency Rhizotomy in the Treatment of Spinal Facet Syndromes – Worker’s Compensation Forum.  July 2010.

Physical Exam of the Lumbar Spine - Orthopaedic Physical Exam     for Primary Care Providers – NOH.  November 2008.

Spinal Epidurals – A Brief Clinical Update.  Work Comp Conference.  April 2007.

Spinal Epidurals and Spinal Nerve Blocks– A Clinical Update.  Alegent Annual “All About Orthopaedics VI”.  August 2006.
           
Controlling Health Care Costs after MMI.  Work Comp Conference.  May 2006.

Spinal Facet Syndromes.  Omaha Pain Society.  February 2006.

Rehabilitation in Chronic Pain Syndromes.  Creighton University Sixth Annual Pain Management Conference – Pain Syndromes and Management.  October 2005.

Myofascial Pain.  Worker’s Compensation Assembley.  June 2005.

Osteoporosis Prevention, Diagnosis and treatment.  Spine Care Essentials.  October 2004.

Non-Operative Management of the Spine.  Spine Care Essentials.  October 2004.

Non-Operative Treatment of Spondylytic Neck Pain.  UNMC Orthopaedic residency lecture.  May 2004
           
Spinal Epidurals – A Clinical Update.  Omaha Sports Medicine Alliance.  March 2004.

LBP and the Sacroiliac Joint.  Orthopaedics Grand Rounds – UNMC/CUMC.  January 2003.

Musculoskeletal History and Physical Examination. CUMC Medical Student Curriculum.  Quarterly.

Non-operative management of Musculoskeletal Injury. CUMC Medical Student Curriculum.  Quarterly.

Overview of Relevant Medicines in a Muskuloskeletal Practice. CUMC Medical Student Curriculum.  Quarterly.

LBP History and Physical Examination.  CUMC Family Practice Residency lecture series.  August 2002.

LBP and the Sacroiliac Joint.  CUMC Family Practice Residency lecture series.  September 2002.

Overview of Relevant Medicines in Spine Practice.  Fellowship lecture.  August, 2001.

Electrodiagnosis of Radiculopathy.  Fellowship lecture.  August, 2001.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - Concomitant Vascular and Neurogenic Forms in a Violinist: A Case Report.  Poster Presentation - American Academy of PM&R Annual Conference.  November, 2000.

The “Elusive” Sacroiliac Articulation.   Washington University, Department of PM&R Core Lecture Series.  June 2000.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - Concomitant Vascular and Neurogenic Forms in a Violinist.  Case Presentation - Midwest Society of PM&R.  April 2000

Functional Implications in the Human Shoulder - A Rehab Perspective.  Washington University, Department of  PM&R Core Lecture Series.  January 2000.

Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Entrapments.  Washington University, Department of  PM&R Core Lecture Series.  October 1999.

Osteoporosis - An Overview.  Washington University, Department of  PM&R Core Lecture Series.  June 1999

Rehab and Physical Medicine for the Internist - Post-stroke and Spinal Cord Injury Populations.  Washington University, Department of Internal Medicine, Grand Rounds.  April 1999.

The Spine and Scoliosis.  Washington University, Department of Physical Therapy.  March 1998


POST GRADUATE COURSES

Stryker Vertebral Augmentation Cadaver
Controlled Substance Management comprehensive Review Course, Feb, 2012
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine 58th Annual Meeting, Sep, 2011.
Kimberly-Clark RF Lesioning Course, Dec 2010.
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine 57th Annual Meeting, Oct 2010.
Comprehensive Interventional Pain Management Review Course and Cadaver Workshop, April 2010.
Emerging Practices in Pain and Chemical Dependency – 2010 Update on Opioid Therapy, Mar 2010.
RF Lesioning: Intervertebral Disc Biacuplasty and Sacroiliac Joint Neurotomy, Oct 2008.
Radiofrequency Lesioning to Manage Chronic Pain, Mar 2008.
Super EMG Plus Review Course, Feb 2007.
Emerging Concepts in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pain, Nov 2006.
ISIS Radiofrequency Cadaver Course, Feb 2006.
Stryker Radiofrequency Ablation Course, Oct 2005.     
ISIS Discography Cadaver Course, Jun 2005.
ISIS Cervical Cadaver Course, Sept 2003.
ISIS Lumbar Cadaver Course, Jan 2003.
Impairment/Disability Evaluation Course, AAPMR, Nov 2002.