News and Announcements


The process of ‘rebranding’ and developing the ideal new Medical Corporate Logo for ‘EMA’ – Electrodiagnosis & Musculoskeletal Associates

All of EMAs medical offices are in the South Puget Sound with the Main Office in the center of Tacoma since our inception in 1981.

We believed that the time for ‘rebranding’ was important. While inpatient rehabilitation was an important part of our practice for 30 years, we are currently outpatient focused with Electrodiagnostic & Musculoskeletal Medicine of primary importance.

We are also expanding into both diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal and spinal treatment utilizing high resolution Ultrasound (US) for both definition of soft tissue pathology, as well as precise localization for targeted treatment.

The beauty of the Pacific Northwest is dominated by ‘The Mountain’, Mount Rainer, and colors that flourish is the Blue of the waters and Green of the forests. A normal EMG potential looks just like the outline of the Mountains that surround us, and thus befitting of both our dual specialties and our presence in the Puget Sound Region is the Blue & Green logo of ‘EMA’ – Electrodiagnosis & Musculoskeletal Associates

New Covington Office Location:

27005 168th Pl. SE, Suite #301‘A’, Covington, WA 98042

Dr. Irfan Ansari and Dr. Taby Saeed will begin staffing our new Covington Office starting on Monday January 12th, 2016!
Dr. Irfan Ansari and Dr. Taby Saeed will begin staffing our new Covington Office conveniently located within the Proliance Orthopedic Associates building – 27005 168th Pl. SE, 1-2 minutes off of Hwy. 18 and less than 2 short blocks from the ‘main drag’ of 272nd St. in Covington. Office hours will expand to accommodate both patient needs, and the demand by referring physicians in the community.

Dr. Ansari is a Senior Partner, and is available for PM&R as well as Electrodiagnostic (EMG/NCS) consultation. He is credentialed as an M.D. with Board certifications not only from the American Academy of PM&R and American Academy of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, but is also Board certified in Internal Medicine; F.A.A.N.E.M., F.A.A.P.M.R., F.A.B.I.M.

Dr. T. Saeed is available for Electrodiagnostic (EMG/NCS) consultation. She is credentialed as an M.D. with dual board certifications from the American Academy of PM&R and American Academy of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, but also earned a M.S. degree while completing her advanced training at UW, F.A.A.N.E.M., F.A.A.P.M.R.

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New Tacoma Main Office Location

Electrodiagnosis & Rehabilitation Associates gets a new home!

3315 S. 23rd St., Suite #200, Tacoma, WA 98405

After many, many years at the same Main office location in Tacoma, we are moving a few blocks away to S. 23rd St. centrally located with easy access not only off of Hwy. 16 using the Union St. Exit, but also from both directions of I-5 and from downtown.

All of the Electrodiagnosis & Rehabilitation physicians will spend time each week at the Tacoma Main office which will be equipped to provide the full range of services that we have to offer.

A new office location was necessary to accommodate two highly specialized physicians joining our group in 2016. Dr. Kashif Saeed, July, 2016, and Dr. Wesley San, October, 2016. Both will be either Board eligible or Certified from AAPM&R as well as AANEM in addition to having completed highly respected Spine Fellowships and add expertise in utilizing high resolution Ultrasound (US) imaging in use not only diagnostically for high resolution imaging of soft tissue anatomy and pathological disease states, but also therapeutically for precise US guided procedures to include a variety of blocks that would be otherwise difficult to accomplish with precision and thus improving outcome and minimizing risks.

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New Puyallup Office Location:

201 15TH Ave. SE, Suite ‘B’, Puyallup, WA 98372

Dr. Edgar S. Steinitz and Dr. Sri Sundarum currently staff our new and greatly expanded office in excited anticipation of two new multi-specialty trained physicians joining our team in 2016. This is when we will transition to a full-time presence in Puyallup.
Effective Monday, December 14th, 2015, we are delighted to announce the transition to a new Puyallup location with a dedicated space for our expanding services and needs.

Dr. Steinitz will be available for Electrodiagnostic (EMG/NCS) consultation 2 full days per week. He is triple Board certified and Senior Associate Emeritus with Electrodiagnosis & Rehabilitation Associates as well as former Associate Professor within the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, F.A.A.N.E.M., F.A.A.P.M.R., F.A.B.P.M. He remains co-Director of the EMG/NCV/SEP laboratory holding ‘Full Accreditation – Exemplary status’, as awarded by AANEM in September, 2011, the 1st multispecialty group in Washington State to hold such a distinction.

Dr. Sundarum is available for PM&R as well as Electrodiagnostic (EMG/NCS) consultation 1 day per week. He is credentialed not only as an M.D., but has completed a fellowship in Occupational Health securing a Masters of Public Health degree, M.P.H., … F.A.A.N.E.M., F.A.A.P.M.R., formally F.A.B.I.M.

Within the distance of a 100 yard ‘grid-iron’, there is a centralized hub of excellence providing the best that private practice has to offer for the evaluation of complex musculoligamentous, particularly spinal, problems ranging from electrodiagnostic (EMG/NCV/.SEP) services, diagnostic radiology including CT & MRI, spinal orthopedic and neurosurgical consultation providing state of the art surgical services, interventional anesthesiology, comprehensive pain management as well as superior holistic physical therapy, massage and chiropractic care.

During 2016, two multispecialty physicians either Board eligible or Certified by AAPM&R and AANEM will join our group allowing a full-time presence in our Puyallup office in addition to an expansion of services offered as both have completed highly respected Spine Fellowships with skills in the use of high resolution Ultrasound (US) diagnostically and therapeutically. Read more….


Electrodiagnosis & Rehabilitation Associates is the  First Multi-Physician

Electrodiagnostic Laboratory in Washington State Awarded the Prestigious

Distinction Full Accreditation with Exemplary Status by AANEM,

September, 2011


–    1 in less than 20 EDX Laboratories Accredited Nationwide with Exemplary Status

  •         Dr. Saeed & Dr. Steinitz: Laboratory Directors
  •         Dr. Saeed: AANEM Board examiner since 1986 consecutively & counting


For more details about AANEM laboratory Accreditation Program and criteria

for Exemplary Status, as well as a News Release about this distinction for

Electrodiagnosis & Rehabilitation Associates, click here.



We are honored and very proud indeed, to announce that September, 2011, Electrodiagnosis and Rehabilitation Associates was awarded national EDX laboratory Accreditation with Exemplary status by AANEM (American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine) on its first submission. The AANEM developed EDX Laboratory Accreditation as a voluntary, peer review, process, that identifies and acknowledges laboratories for achieving and maintaining the highest level of quality, performance, and integrity based on professional standards. Accreditation provides laboratories specializing in EDX medicine with a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve the quality of care provided to their patients. The laboratory directors are Dr.Mohammad A. Saeed & Dr. Edgar S. Steinitz.




Senior Partner Status, Achievement of a Milestone!
Dr. Sri Sundarum, M.D., F.A.A.N.E.M., F.A.A.P.M.R.

Dr. Sundarum joined Electrodiagnosis & Rehabilitation Associates over 15 years ago in 1998 after after attaining dual specialty residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Internal Medicine (IM) at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago. He further completed a Fellowship in Occupational Medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Prior to his residency training he secured a Masters in Public Health (MPH) with focus on Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham inn 1992. Dr Sundarum originates from India where he earned his medical school training at the Gandhi Medical College in the south Indian city of Hyderabad. He emigrated to the USA in 1989 for post-graduate medical training. Read More…

Senior Partner Status, Achievement of a Milestone!
Dr. Irfan Ansari, M.D., F.A.A.N.E.M., F.A.A.P.M.R., F.A.B.I.M.

Dr. Ansari joined Electrodiagnosis & Rehabilitation Associates over 15 years ago in 1996 after graduating his rehabilitation training from the University of Washington, and thus passes a milestone with grace, Senior Partner Status! He graduated medical school with honors, top 5%. Besides innumerable presentations over the years, he has a chapter published in Neuro Rehabilitation, McGraw-Hill on ‘Medical Complications in Rehabilitation’. He is triple Board certified from the American Board of Internal Medicine, 1993, American Board of PM&R, 1997, and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine in 2000. Adding to his many clinical skills, he recently received certification in Hyperbaric Medicine Oxygen Therapy, and will participate with the Hyperbaric Medicine Service at St. Joseph Medical Center. Read More…

AANEM Board Examiner 25 Years Consecutively …
Dr. Mohammad A. Saeed

Dr. Mohammad A. Saeed, M. D., M.S., F.A.A.N.E.M., F.A.A.P.M.R., is a Senior Associate with Electrodiagnosis and Rehabilitation Associates, and Associate Professor at the University of Washington in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.  He has been a Board examiner for the American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine/A.A.N.E.M. for 25 years consecutively, and is still going strong! He is an active participant on the Board, and in 2005 received the prestigious ‘National Advocacy Award’.  He serves as a Consultant to the Washington Department of Labor and Industries monitoring quality of Electrodiagnostic study in Washington state.  He remains a full-time and active Senior Associate with Electrodiagnosis & Rehabilitation Associates, and is also an Associate Professor at the University of Washington in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.  Electrodiagnostic Referrals are welcome. Read more…


Board Certification … Dr. Hui Wang!

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Hui Wang, F.A.A.P.M.R. , has passed his Board certification for the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Congratulations!PM&R Referrals are welcome.  Read more….




Newsletters and Publications

Newsletters that have been published
Editor-in-Chief, Edgar S. Steinitz, M. D.

Comprehensive – Holistic Model of Treating Chronic Pain:  Important Factors to Consider
by Edgar S. Steinitz, M. D.

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