William Beckworth, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Emory University School of Medicine

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Emory University School of Medicine

Office: Emory Orhtopaedics & Spine Center 59 Executive Park South Atlanta, GA 30329

Phone: 404-778-6308

Fax: 404-778-6310 fax

Email: wbeckwo@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

59 Executive Park South
Suite 3000

Atlanta, GA 30329

Education

  • Medical School, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, 1998-2002
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, VCU Health System, Richmond, VA, 2002-2003
  • Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical College of Virginia, VCU Health System, Richmond, VA , 2007
  • Fellowship: Pain Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, VCU Health System, Richmond, VA, 2007

Biography

Positions/Awards

  • Associate program director for PM&R residency at Emory University 2013 to present
  • Research division member, Spine Intervention Society 2015 to present
  • 2016 Best Basic Science Abstract, 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of Spine Intervention Society.  Selected for podium presentation.
    • Title: Randomized controlled trial evaluating safety and effectiveness of immunoselected allogenic mesenchymal precursor cells for low back pain.
    •   Co-Investigator
  •   Teacher of year award, PM&R Residency Program, Emory University 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2016.
  •   Invited Board Examiner, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  2012.
  • 2012 Best Basic Science Abstract, 20th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Spine Intervention Society.  Selected for podium presentation. 
    • Title: Anomalous location of the vertebral artery in relation to the neural foramen.  Implications for cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injections.
  • Invited board examiner, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2012.
  • Editorial Board, Section Editor of Spine Line, a publication of the North American Spine Society, 2008-present
  • Residency
    • Academic Achievement Award for PGY-4 Residents, VCU Department of PM&R, 2006
      • Scored in 99th percentile nationally on annual Self-Assessment Examination for PM&R Residents
    • Herman J. Flax Resident Education and Leadership Award, VCU Department of PM&R, 2006.
    • Clinical Excellence Award, VCU Department of PM&R, 2006
    • Academic Achievement Award for PGY-3 Residents, VCU Department of PM&R, 2005
      • Scored in 98th percentile nationally on annual Self-Assessment Examination for PM&R Residents

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • International Spine Intervention Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Publications

Research and Book Chapters

  • Beckworth W, Sodiq D, Yoon S, Dows-Martinez M, Lee J.  Natural history of acute cervical radiculopathy.  Ongoing.
  • Beckworth W.  A Prospective, Multicenter, Double Blind, Controlled Study Evaluating Safety and Preliminary Efficacy of a Single Injection of Adult Allogenic Mesenchymal Precursor Cells Combined with Hyaluronan in Subjects with Chronic Discogenic Lumbar Back Pain.  Ongoing.  Mesoblast.
  • Dreyer S, Beckworth W.  Book chapter: Intercostal Neuralgia.  Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, third edition, 2012.  In press.
  • Beckworth W, Sood R, Katzer A.  Anomalous location of the vertebral artery in relation to the neural foramen.  Implications for cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injections.  Podium presentation at 20th Annual Scientific Meeting, International Spine Intervention Society.  
  • Dreyer S, Beckworth W.  Book chapter: Commonly used medications in procedures.  Lennard T.  Pain Procedures in Clinical Practice, Third Edition.  Philadelphia: Elsevier Sanders, 2011. 
  • Beckworth W, Dreyer S.  Safety Considerations in Epidural Steroid Injections: Particulate versus Nonparticulate Steroids.  Spine Line.  2009, May/June: 20-23.
  • DePalma M, Peterson L, Beckworth W, Baublitz J, Carne W, Cifu D.  Three month interim analysis of efficacy and safety data regarding intra-articular Hylan G-F20 injection for painful lumbar facet joint arthropathy.  International Spine Intervention Society 16th Annual Scientific Meeting paper presentation.  July 26, 2008.
  • Drake D, Beckworth W, Brown R, McNeary L, Cifu D, Kim D.  Chronic pain in Veterans, A Profile of Patients in a VA Pain Clinic.  Federal Practitioner.  2006 March 23(3): 15-22. 
  • Drake D, Beckworth W, Brown R, McNeary L, Cifu D, Kim D.  Demographic and clinical characteristics of initial referrals to an outpatient Veteran’s Administration pain program.  Poster presentation, AAPM&R Annual Assembly, Phoenix, AZ, October 2004.

Positions/Awards

  • 2012 Best Basic Science Abstract, 20th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Spine Intervention Society.  Selected for podium presentation. 
    • Title: Anomalous location of the vertebral artery in relation to the neural foramen.  Implications for cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injections.
  • Invited board examiner, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2012.
  • Teacher of year award, PM&R Residency Program, Emory University 2009 and 2011.
  • Editorial Board, Section Editor of Spine Line, a publication of the North American Spine Society, 2008-present
  • Residency
    • Academic Achievement Award for PGY-4 Residents, VCU Department of PM&R, 2006
      • Scored in 99th percentile nationally on annual Self-Assessment Examination for PM&R Residents
    • Herman J. Flax Resident Education and Leadership Award, VCU Department of PM&R, 2006.
    • Clinical Excellence Award, VCU Department of PM&R, 2006
    • Academic Achievement Award for PGY-3 Residents, VCU Department of PM&R, 2005
      • Scored in 98th percentile nationally on annual Self-Assessment Examination for PM&R Residents

 

Research and Book Chapters

·         Beckworth W, Sodiq D, Yoon S, Dows-Martinez M, Lee J.  Natural history of acute cervical radiculopathy.  Ongoing.

·         Beckworth W.  A Prospective, Multicenter, Double Blind, Controlled Study Evaluating Safety and Preliminary Efficacy of a Single Injection of Adult Allogenic Mesenchymal Precursor Cells Combined with Hyaluronan in Subjects with Chronic Discogenic Lumbar Back Pain.  Ongoing.  Mesoblast.

·         Dreyer S, Beckworth W.  Book chapter: Intercostal Neuralgia.  Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, third edition, 2012.  In press.

·         Beckworth W, Sood R, Katzer A.  Anomalous location of the vertebral artery in relation to the neural foramen.  Implications for cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injections.  Podium presentation at 20th Annual Scientific Meeting, International Spine Intervention Society.  

·         Dreyer S, Beckworth W.  Book chapter: Commonly used medications in procedures.  Lennard T.  Pain Procedures in Clinical Practice, Third Edition.  Philadelphia: Elsevier Sanders, 2011. 

·         Beckworth W, Dreyer S.  Safety Considerations in Epidural Steroid Injections: Particulate versus Nonparticulate Steroids.  Spine Line.  2009, May/June: 20-23.

·         DePalma M, Peterson L, Beckworth W, Baublitz J, Carne W, Cifu D.  Three month interim analysis of efficacy and safety data regarding intra-articular Hylan G-F20 injection for painful lumbar facet joint arthropathy.  International Spine Intervention Society 16th Annual Scientific Meeting paper presentation.  July 26, 2008.

·         Drake D, Beckworth W, Brown R, McNeary L, Cifu D, Kim D.  Chronic pain in Veterans, A Profile of Patients in a VA Pain Clinic.  Federal Practitioner.  2006 March 23(3): 15-22. 

·         Drake D, Beckworth W, Brown R, McNeary L, Cifu D, Kim D.  Demographic and clinical characteristics of initial referrals to an outpatient Veteran’s Administration pain program.  Poster presentation, AAPM&R Annual Assembly, Phoenix, AZ, October 2004.