Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Ralph Marino, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor
Director, Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Spinal Cord Injuries

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Office Locations

25 South 9th Street
1st Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-1200
Fax: (215) 923-6808

Medical Services

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010


  • Jefferson Medical College, Medical School


  • Roanoke Memorial Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Recent Publications

Can anatomic level of injury on MRI predict neurological level in acute cervical spinal cord injury?

Development and validation of a computerized algorithm for International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI)

Neurological and functional recovery after thoracic spinal cord injury

Influence of Age Alone, and Age Combined With Pinprick, on Recovery of Walking Function in Motor Complete, Sensory Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

Reliability and Validity of S3 Pressure Sensation as an Alternative to Deep Anal Pressure in Neurologic Classification of Persons With Spinal Cord Injury

Patterns of Sacral Sparing Components on Neurologic Recovery in Newly Injured Persons With Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury-Functional Index/Assistive Technology Short Forms

Reliability and validity of the capabilities of upper extremity test (CUE-T) in subjects with chronic spinal cord injury

Cycling with functional electrical stimulation before and after a distal femur fracture in a man with paraplegia

Development and initial evaluation of the SCI-FI/AT

Responsiveness and concurrent validity of the revised Capabilities of Upper Extremity-Questionnaire (CUE-Q) in patients with acute tetraplegia

The Walking Index for Spinal Cord Injury (WISCI/WISCI II): Nature, metric properties, use and misuse

Clinical diagnosis and prognosis following spinal cord injury

Association between the functional independence measure following spinal cord injury and long-term outcomes.

Development of an objective test of upper-limb function in tetraplegia: The capabilities of upper extremity test

Association between the Functional Independence Measure following spinal cord injury and long-term outcomes

Association between the Functional Independence Measure following spinal cord injury and long-term outcomes

Predicting outcome following traumatic spinal cord injury

Consumer preference in ranking walking function utilizing the walking index for spinal cord injury II

Length of stay and medical stability for spinal cord-injured patients on admission to an inpatient rehabilitation hospital: A comparison between a model SCI trauma center and non-SCI trauma center