Physicians

Larry A. Levine, MD

Born and raised in Anchorage. Graduated from West High School, Anchorage.
Joined Rehabilitation Medicine Associates in 1995.

Frequent lecturer on a broad range of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation topics, including cumulative trauma, sleep disorders, pain treatment, and sports medicine.
Dr. Levine is a leader in providing the latest procedures for minimally invasive spine care.

Michel L. Gevaert, MD

Dr. Michel Gevaert was born in Belgium and earned his medical doctorate at the University of Leuven in Belgium. He completed an internship at the University Of Pennsylvania Medical School. Upon completion of his residency at the University of Pennsylvania of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, he continued his advanced training with a fellowship in Electromyography and later in spine rehabilitation. He was assistant professor at the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Gevaert is specialized in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of back pain and neck pain. He published several articles and abstracts in peer reviewed journals. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic medicine, the International Spinal Injection society and many others.

In addition to English, he speaks French, Dutch and Spanish.

Shawn P. Johnston, MD

Arrived in Alaska and joined Rehabilitation Medicine Associates, 1999.

Medical Expertise and Interests:
Rotator cuff disease and mechanical properties of shoulder ligaments
Sports Medicine
Procedures:
EMG (Electromyography)
Epidural Injections
Facet Joint Injections
Management of Pain Medication
Neuroma and Trigger Point Injections
Nerve Conduction Studies

Sean D. Taylor, MD

Dr. Taylor grew up in Anchorage and graduated from Service High School. His interest in medicine led him to Michigan State University where he received a B.S. in Physiology. He then attended University of Washington Medical School where he received his Medical Degree and completed his Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Returning to Alaska after graduation, Dr. Taylor joined Alaska Spine Institute in 2002. He is happy to provide specialized services to the patients that he serves. These specialties include electrodiagnostic medicine and acute pain management.

Dr. Taylor enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his three children.

Erik A. Olson, DO

Dr. Olson grew up in Wisconsin graduating from Lakeland High School in Minocqua. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science from the University of Wisconsin and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville Missouri. Dr. Olson’s interest in musculoskeletal pain management and interventional physiatry led him back to the University of Wisconsin where he completed his Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Olson joined Alaska Spine Institute in 2012 and specializes in neuromusculoskeletal medicine, interventional procedures and EMG (Electromyography). When he is not at work you can find Dr. Olson enjoying time with his wife and children in the great Alaskan outdoors. He enjoys hunting, fishing, mountain biking and traveling.

Shawna H. Wilson, FNP

Shawna Wilson was born in Las Vegas and grew up in Montana. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Montana State University and then went on to complete her Master of Science in Nursing at Gonzaga University’s Family Nurse Practitioner program. After completion of her Nurse Practitioner program, Shawna was drawn to the rural Alaska village of King Cove. She was interested in the opportunity to practice full scope family medicine in a remote location. This experience led to her move to Anchorage to work with the Alaska Native population at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation. While serving this patient population Shawna found enjoyment in treating patients with spine, musculoskeletal conditions and osteoporosis. In order to pursue this specialty and treat these conditions full time, she moved to Alaska Spine Institute in 2001. Shawna specializes in helping people achieve healthier lifestyles while addressing their musculoskeletal issues.

Shawna lives with her family in Anchorage and enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing, hot yoga, pilates and healthy cooking.

Jared R. Kirkham, MD

Dr. Kirkham grew up in Seattle, WA. He earned his undergraduate degree in Bioengineering from the University of Washington and obtained a Health/Fitness instructor certification through the American College of Sports Medicine. He then worked as a personal trainer for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary weight loss program at the PRO Sports Club in Bellevue, WA.

After his time as a personal trainer, Dr. Kirkham earned his MD from the University of Washington. He completed his internship in medicine and surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA, and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah. Dr. Kirkham has conducted research on the use of new imaging studies to detect arthritis of the spine, and has lectured on a variety of topics including the use of Synvisc for knee arthritis, and the use of platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) for chronic tendinitis.

In 2014, Dr. Kirkham headed to beautiful Anchorage and joined the Alaska Spine Institute. He specializes in treating sports injuries, back pain, neck pain, arthritis, joint pain, nerve injuries, and work injuries. He is passionate about getting patients back to sports, back to work, and back to living a healthy, productive life. He performs a variety of procedures including low back pain injections, trigger point injections, ultrasound-guided joint injections, and EMGs (nerve studies). He is a member of multiple professional organizations including the International Spine Intervention Society.

When he is not working or advancing his skills in spine and musculoskeletal medicine, he enjoys bike racing, backcountry skiing, cross-country skiing, and functional weightlifting.

John J. McCormick, MD

Joined ASI in 2009.

Medical Expertise: Radiology; Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist

Board Certifications:  American Board of Radiology

Education:
Undergraduate: BS Chemistry, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 1977

Medical Degree: University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont, 1982

Harold F. Cable, MD

Joined ASI in 2009

Medical Expertise:  Radiology; diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist

Board Certifications: American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, American College of Radiology

Education:
Pre-Medical: School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1975; Inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha, National Honor Society in Medicine