Todd A. Linsenmeyer, M.D.
Dr. Todd Linsenmeyer has served as the Director of Urology at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation for the past 20 years. He specializes in the evaluation and management of managing voiding dysfunctions, including urinary incontinence and urinary retention which result from a neurogenic bladder, as condition often related to a spinal cord injury (SCI), brain injury, stroke or neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis. He also established a specialized urology program for adults with spina bifida more than 15 years ago.
Dr. Linsenmeyer was awarded his medical degree from the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI, and completed a residency in urology at Tripler Army Medical Center, also in Honolulu. He went on to complete an additional residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
He became board certified in urology in 1986, and recertification in 1994 and 2005. He received his board certification in physical medicine and rehabilitation in 1990 and an additional sub-specialty board certification in spinal cord injury medicine in 2003.
In fact, Dr. Linsenmeyer is one of only two physicians in the country to hold triple board certification.
Dr. Linsenmeyer, who joined Kessler Institute in 1989 as Director of Urology, He continues to provide a wide variety of special services to individuals with neurogenic bladders, including urodynamics, biofeedback, cystoscopy, botox injections into the sphincter, treatment strategies to prevent urinary tract infections. He also treats male infertility and sexual dysfunction. He has received numerous awards and honors for both his clinical work and scientific research – having first been recognized for his work on treating male infertility problems during his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. He has also been honored by the American College of Surgeons and the American Spinal Cord Injury Association.
His research has focused on a wide range of urological problems. From 1991 to 1996, for example, he worked on a study involving spinal cord injury and infertility through a research grant from the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association (EPVA) and then the National Institutes of Health. He has recently completed research on prevention of bladder stones with funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs - Division of Rehabilitation Medicine and on the effectiveness of cranberry and other supplements at preventing bladder infections. He is currently conducting research on the appropriate use of antibiotics in patients with spinal cord injuries who have bladder infections through a grant funded by the SCI Model System.
A board member of the American Paraplegia Society since 1993, Dr. Linsenmeyer served as president of the organization from 2003 - 2005. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Spinal Cord Injury Association. He now on the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Spinal Cord Research Foundation, the steering committee of the Spinal Cord Medicine Consortium and the American Paraplegia Society clinical practice guideline committee. He is chairman of the PVA- sponsored guideline for the management of autonomic dysreflexia following spinal cord injury and for the urological management of individuals with spinal cord injury. He is also a member of the New Jersey Stem Cell Advisory Panel.
Dr. Linsenmeyer is recognized nationally and internationally for his work. He has prepared more than 120 medical presentations and has written or co-authored 55 peer-reviewed articles, 16 book chapters and 55 abstracts. He has also written a comprehensive consumer guide on bladder management following SCI for the National Association for Continence. Presently, he is working on a SCI Consumer Guideline with the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
There have been over 40,000 copies of Paralyzed Veterans of America supported guidelines that he has chaired (Autonomic Dysreflexia and Bladder Management following SCI) distributed in the United States and 23 different countries. As part of an international urology committee, he has helped to develop Autonomic Standards following SCI. He is also an invited Technical Expert Panel member – University of Ottawa’s Evidence –based Practice Center, Ontario, Canada. He has served as an External Grant Reviewer for the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research – 2004.
For the past 10 years, his poster and paper presentations at the American Paraplegia Society have consistently been ranked as one of the top 10 papers presented. In 2008, his paper presentation was judged as the Best Paper Presentation. He has reported to the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine National Task Force on Sexuality and Disability, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation, and the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine.
Dr. Linsenmeyer is a peer reviewer for a number of prestigious medical journals, including the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, the Journal of Urology, Urology, Spinal Cord, the British Journal of Urology and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He also serves as a urology section editor for the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine.
Dr. Linsenmeyer has consistently been named one of the nation’s leading urologists in a number of medical guides, as well as in the “Top Doctors in New Jersey” and “Best Doctors – New York Metro Area.” In 2005, he was presented with the A. Estin Comarr Memorial Award for Distinguished Clinical Service from the American Paraplegia Society (APS) for his exceptional accomplishments in the clinical care of persons with SCI. He has also received special awards from the APS and the Paralyzed Veterans of America for his work in developing national clinical guidelines for those with spinal cord injury.
In 2005, he received the Henry H. Kessler Award for Medical Excellence, and the following year, was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society.
- Neurogenic Bladder
Director of Urology Services, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation - West Orange campus
Professor, Department of Surgery - Division of Urology and Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School
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Todd A. Linsenmeyer, M.D.
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation