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Dr. Gina Benaquista DeSipio is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Spinal Cord Injury Medicine through The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is trained in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and is certified in Cranial Osteopathy through the Cranial Academy.
Recently recognized for excellence in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. DeSipio received the Philadelphia magazine Top Doctors™ 2020 award in conjunction with Castle Connelly Top Doctor designation for 2020.
Dr. DeSipio received her undergraduate degree from Lafayette College where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. She was awarded her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine after which she completed internship, a three-year residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a one-year fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury medicine at UMDNJ-NJMS/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.
During her post-graduate training, Dr. DeSipio received the Intern-of-the-Year award for Commitment to Excellence and the Mitchell L. Rosenthal, PhD Research Award for her research on osteopathic manipulative treatment for chronic headache after traumatic brain injury.
Following her training, Dr. DeSipio served as attending physician and co-director of Spinal Cord Injury Services at MossRehab, focusing her practice on spinal cord injury medicine, stroke rehabilitation, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and spasticity management.
Currently, she is the founder and President of MainLine BodyBrain&Spine, P.C. and serves as the Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Inglis House in Philadelphia, PA. Her private office is in Haverford, PA where she offers osteopathic manipulative medicine and rehabilitation for acute and chronic injuries and neurological conditions for children and adults.
Dr. DeSipio lectures regionally and nationally and has co-authored several book chapters and articles in her field. Special topics of interest include Manual Manipulation for Post-Concussive and Whiplash Syndromes, Headache, Neck Pain, Anxiety, and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and the Role for Osteopathy in Spinal Cord Injury.
In 2014, the Temple/MossRehab PM&R Residency program awarded Dr. DeSipio with Teacher of the Year for Excellence in Resident Education. She remains involved with the training of medical students and resident physicians and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.