Program Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship Program
Program Director, Combined Pediatrics and PM&R Residency Program
Site Director, PM&R Residency Program
Recognition & Awards
Star Service Award, Children's Hospital Colorado - Patient and Family Service Award (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
Awarded Honors for Patient and Family Service Award at Children's Hospital Colorado for family-nominated quality care.
Teaching Scholars Program Graduate, Academy of Medical Educators
"Denver's Top Doctor", 5280 Magazine
Awarded "Denver's Top Doctor 2021" in 5280 Magazine for care in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. Awarded by peers in the medical field who nominate doctors whom they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one.
School of Medicine,
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Teaching Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) fellows, PM&R residents, and CU School of Medicine and visiting medical students about development, general pediatric rehabilitation care, career development. Mentorship to medical students, PM&R residents and PRM fellows. Academic medicine teaching scholarship.
Chiccone C, Desmarais L, Kanallakan A, Vargus-Adams J. Cerebral Palsy. Handbook of Pediatric Rehabilitation, 1st edition. Rinaldi RJ, Srinivasan R, editors. September 27, 2022.
Desmarais L, Kanallakan, A. Ultrasound Anatomy Curriculum for Neurotoxin Injections. CU School of Medicine Department of PM&R, Gersten Day Rehabilitation Scientific Symposium. Aurora, CO. June 17, 2022.
Kanallakan AS. Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine – PRM Fellowship Program and Pediatrics/PM&R Combined Residency. Recruitment website for virtual recruitment developed in COVID-19 pandemic.
October 22, 2020. Revised Sept, 2021 and Sept 2022.
Kanallakan AS. Novel Co-Curricular Canvas Course for a Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship. CU SOM Academy of Medical Educators Education Symposium. Aurora, CO. March 5, 2021.
Oleszek JL, Kanallakan AS, Powell AJ. Out of the spasticity box: Off-label uses of botulinum toxin in children. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2020;13(2):205-207. doi: 10.3233/PRM-200707. PMID: 32444580.
Apkon SD, Kanallakan AS, Ford CR. Medical Care of Children with Disabilities. Pediatric Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice. 6th edition. Murphy KP, McMahon MA, Houtrow AJ, editors. New York: Demos Medical Publishing. October 12, 2020.
Kanallakan, AS. Pediatric Rehabilitation Fellowship. Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. University of Colorado School of Medicine. Updated July 2020. https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation/education/pediatric-rehabilitation-fellowship
Thomas S, Kanallakan A. Acute Immune Mediated Neuropathies. PM&R Knowledge NOW, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Neurological Disorders section. Peer-Reviewed. Published: April 4, 2016
Oleszek J, Valvano J, Kenyon P, Denniston N, Clayton J, Kanallakan A, Brenner L, Steiner J. Changes in upper limb use and motor coordination in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy after combined botulinum toxin-A and constraint-induced movement therapy: a pilot study. Abstract for an oral platform presentation at Academy of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA. February 19, 2016.
Wilson J, Provance A, Murray J, Kirkwood M, Grubenhoff J, Johnson B, Golembeski J, Prokop J, Clarke M, May L, Kanallakan A, Wilson P, Gordon S, Bernard A. Concussion, Clinical Care Guidelines/Quality at Children’s Hospital Colorado. April 7, 2016.
Brain and Nervous System - Spine Diseases and Conditions
Brain and Nervous System - Stroke
Brain and Nervous System - Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries
Brain and Nervous System
Rehabilitation Therapy - Inpatient Rehabilitation
Brain and Nervous System - Migraine
Brain and Nervous System - Trauma / Nerve Injuries
Bones, Joints and Muscles
My many clinical interests include general rehabilitation care, cerebral palsy evaluation and management, brain injury care including concussion, torticollis and head shape (plagiocephaly) evaluations, osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone multidisciplinary care), tone management. I am also a teacher at heart with a role in educational leadership in directing, teaching and mentorship in our nationally renown Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine fellowship program. I love shaping our future doctors to care for your incredible kids.
I am passionate about rehabilitation medicine for children to advance abilities and realize the functional potential of each child and young adult. My goal is to provide patient and family goal-directed care. I start clinic visits asking "What are your concerns or major questions for our visit?" I believe in treating the child (or young adult) as a whole and strive for clear communication between me, your child or young adult, your family, therapists and other medical care providers.
MD, University of Minnesota Medical School
BS, Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)
University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program
University of Colorado, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2014)