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Kara Mays, MD


cerebral palsy, concussion, spasticity management, myelomeningocele, wheelchairs and seating


Kara Mays, MD, is a pediatrician at Dayton Children's specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation.


education and training

  • medical school: The Ohio State University
  • internship: Riverside Methodist Hospital
  • residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Ohio State University
  • fellowship: Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • board certification: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

awards, honors and organizations

  • Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR)
  • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I enjoy working with kids to improve function and help them achieve their goals.

I like working with kids because...

they are so strong, brave and resilient! They are truly inspiring and make me smile each and every day.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

of the staff. Everyone is passionate about working as a team to provide the best care for patients and families.

Dayton Children's is special because...

they are community supported and community focused. The Dayton Children's team works to provide top notch care for children and families in the Dayton area.

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