St. Luke’s Welcomes Three Physicians to Physiatry Practice

December 1, 2017
Spokane, WA
Jackson Morrill Yuan

- St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute added three physicians to the physiatry multidisciplinary team: Frank Jackson, D.O.; and Jonathan Morrill, M.D., M.A.; and Hongjie Yuan, M.D., caring for patients recovering from major trauma and disease.

"We are excited about bringing all of these physicians in to our medical group at St. Luke's as we build on our reputation as a regional center of excellence for trauma and neurorehabilitation services," said Dr. Gregory Carter, St. Luke's chief medical officer. "Dr. Jackson brings interest and expertise in the management of brain and spinal cord injuries and neurodegenerative disorders including multiple sclerosis. Dr. Morrill brings expertise in neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine, in addition to broad clinical experience. Dr. Yuan brings a great depth of clinical and research expertise, with additional training in acupuncture. Each strengthens our practice's ability to help people close to home with the highest level of rehabilitative care."

Dr. Frank Jackson graduated with a degree in biology from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash.  Following that he worked for a number of years as a research cellular biologist in pharmaceutical biotechnology. He integrated his science education with his interest in spine and holistic medicine and attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Ariz. Dr. Jackson completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency at the University of Utah where he also served as chief resident.

Dr. Jonathan Morrill most recently has served as the medical director for Providence St. Mary Inpatient Rehabilitation Center in Walla Walla, Wash. He earned his medical degree as well as a master's degree in medical sciences at Boston University School of Medicine, followed by residency in PM&R at the University of Washington. Dr. Morrill then completed a Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He has co-authored a number of peer reviewed research publications. He will join our current team of physicians providing electrodiagnostic (EMG and nerve conduction) services.

Dr. Hongjie Yuan attended medical school at Jiangsu University Zhenjiang Medical College in China, and completed her master's degree in Rehabilitation Science at Nanjing Medical University. She then went to the Medical University of South Carolina to conduct clinical research projects. She completed her residency at the University of South Carolina-Greenville Memorial Hospital and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center programs. She is also interested in traditional Chinese medicine, completing a program for physicians in acupuncture at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. 

For more information, please call (509) 473-6706 or visit www.st-lukes.org .

About St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
The region's largest, free-standing Level I Trauma Rehabilitation hospital, St. Luke's provides comprehensive medical rehabilitation services for people of all ages who have experienced a stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation or other injury or illness requiring rehabilitative care. St. Luke's is accredited by both The Joint Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, with specialty certification in Brain and Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke. Thousands of patients choose St. Luke's for inpatient rehabilitation services at the main campus and outpatient therapy services at 10 locations throughout Spokane. For more information on St. Luke's visit:

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