Dr. Maurice G. Sholas, M.D., Ph.D.
Maurice Sholas, MD, Ph.D., is one of less than 200 physicians board certified in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. He has over 15 years as the principal for Sholas Medical Consulting. In addition to this entrepreneurial experience, he has a solid background as a medical executive. Most recently, Dr. Sholas served as the Senior Medical Director at Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota.
Dr. Sholas 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 as well as several inpatient, outpatient, procedural and consultative initiatives. He was a clinical assistant professor at both Emory School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine.
Prior to that experience, Dr. Sholas was the first practitioner of Pediatric Rehabilitation in the state of Louisiana where he was on the faculty at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and based at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. His training represents a tour of the top academic institutions in the country. He was the Rotary One Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Sholas received an MD and a Ph.D. (Neuroscience) from Harvard Medical School. His higher education began at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA where he graduated cum laude in Biology as a part of the Honors College.
Dr. Maurice Sholas’ clinical focus is pediatric rehabilitation; a specialty that provides care for children with acquired or congenital physical disabilities. His administrative focus is on program creation and clinical operations enhancement. Thus, whether clinical or administrative, he is focused on optimizing function. His exceptional business acumen bridges academic and community-based medicine to create success stories for his 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.
His advocacy for equality is a signature quality that also separates Dr. Maurice Sholas from more typical physicians. He believes that everyone has a contribution to make. Only through advocacy, diversity, and inclusion can medical innovation have the scope and effect needed to improve things for all. Dr. Sholas is an active member of the Alumni Associations representing his alma matters, the National Medical Association and the American Medical Association where he served as Chairman of the Resident and Fellow section (2003-2004).
Dr. Sholas is also concerned citizen as he is active in his community, for he believes in building relationships and enhancing the communities where he lives and works. He 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. He is also an alumnus of Leadership Atlanta, the oldest service training program of its type in the country. He volunteers because he believes that being a good citizen is a prerequisite to being a great physician.