About Maurice G. Sholas, MD, Ph.D.
I am Maurice Sholas, MD, Ph.D (Doc Mo Sho). I am one of less than 200 physicians board certified in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. I have over 15 years as the principal for Sholas Medical Consulting. In addition to this entrepreneurial experience, I have a solid background as a medical executive.
My clinical focus is pediatric rehabilitation, a specialty that provides care for children with acquired or congenital physical disabilities. My administrative focus is on program creation and clinical operations enhancement. Thus, whether clinical or administrative, I am focused on optimizing function. My exceptional business acumen bridges academic and community-based medicine to create success stories for my patients and healthcare facilities. It is truly rare to have an active clinician that also speaks the language of business, but that combination is ideal as the current healthcare environment continues to evolve.
I have served as medical and practice director for Rehab Services with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, providing administrative and clinical coverage for the largest inpatient pediatric rehabilitation unit in the United States and several inpatient, outpatient, procedural and consultative initiatives. I was a clinical assistant professor at both Emory School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine.
Before that experience, I was the first practitioner of Pediatric Rehabilitation in the state of Louisiana, where I was on the faculty at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and based at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. My training represents a tour of the top academic institutions in the country. I was the Rotary One Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. I completed my residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
I received an MD and a Ph.D. (Neuroscience) from Harvard Medical School. My higher education began at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, where I graduated cum laude in Biology as a part of the Honors College.
My advocacy for equality is a signature quality that also separates me from more typical physicians. I believe that everyone has a contribution to make. Only through advocacy, diversity, and inclusion medical innovation have the scope and effect needed to improve things for all. I am an active member of the Alumni Associations representing his alma maters, the National Medical Association, and the American Medical Association where I served as Chairman of the Resident and Fellow Section (2003-2004).
I am also a concerned citizen and am active in my community, for I believe in building relationships and enhancing the communities where I live and work. I was a member of the Board of Directors for the Inspiration Corporation in Chicago, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, and Girl Scouts Louisiana East. I am also an alumnus of Leadership Atlanta, the oldest service training program of its type in the country. I volunteer because I believe that being a good citizen is a prerequisite to being a great physician.