Faculty

Our faculty members have access to the latest technologies and advancements in rehabilitative medicine. Learn more about our faculty by selecting their name below, or visit our Faculty Profiles Directory to search all faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Physicians

Kathleen Bell, M.D.

Kathleen Bell, M.D.

  • Professor and Chair
  • Kimberly-Clark Distinguished Chair in Mobility Research
  • Brain Injury, Stroke, General Rehabilitation
Jean de Leon, M.D.

Jean de Leon, M.D.

  • Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Wounds, Post-Acute Care
Fatma Gul, M.D.

Fatma Gul, M.D.

  • Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Director, Intrathecal Pump Program/Spasticity Program
Nitin Jain

Nitin Jain, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Professor
  • Vice Chair and Chief, Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine Musculoskeletal
Karen Kowalske, M.D.

Karen Kowalske, M.D.

  • Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Charles and Peggy Galvin Professorship in Physical Medicine
  • Burns, Wounds, Amputee, General Rehabilitation
Benjamin Nguyen, M.D.

Benjamin Nguyen, M.D.

  • Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Brain Injury, Neurorehabilitation
Kelly Scott, M.D.

Kelly Scott, M.D.

  • Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Director, Medical Student Education
  • Pelvic Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnosis
Kim Barker, M.D.

Kim Barker, M.D.

  • Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Director, Residency Program
  • Cancer, Complex Medical, General Rehabilitation
Nneka Ifejika

Nneka Ifejika, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Clinical Sciences, Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
  • Director, Stroke Rehabilitation Program
  • Stroke, Neurorehabilitation
Anjali Shah, M.D.

Anjali Shah, M.D.

  • Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Neurorehabilitation, Wheelchair/Seating
John Thottakara, M.D.

John Thottakara, M.D.

  • Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Chief of Service, Parkland Hospital
  • Brain Injury, Neurorehabilitation, Trauma
Heather Adair, M.D.

Heather Adair, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Neurorehabilitation, General Rehabilitation
Surendra Barshikar, M.D.

Surendra Barshikar, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Director Ambulatory Services UTSW and Parkland
  • Brain Injury, Neurorehabilitation
Juan Cabrera, M.D.

Juan Cabrera, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Brain Injury, Neurorehabilitation, General Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnosis
Michael Fediw

Michael Fediw, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Cancer Rehabilitation, General Rehabilitation
Amy Halsey, M.D.

Shelby Halsey, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Brain Injury, Stroke, Neurorehabilitation
Isabel Chan, M.D.

Isabel Huang, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnosis, General Rehabilitation

Merrine Klakeel, D.O.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury, Wounds
Rupali Kumar, M.D.

Rupali Kumar, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pelvic Rehabilitation, General Rehabilitation
Marielisa Lopez, M.D.

Marielisa Lopez, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • General Rehabilitation
Amy Mathews, M.D.

Amy Mathews, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Brain Injury, Neurorehabilitation
Elizabeth Meyer, M.D.

Elizabeth Meyer, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine, General Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnosis
Susan Murphy, M.D.

Susan Murphy, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Geriatric and General Rehabilitation
Reed Williams, M.D.

Reed Williams, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine

Spine Program

Kavita Trivedi, D.O.

Kavita Trivedi, D.O.

  • Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Co-Director, UTSW Spine Program
  • Interventional Spine
Ankit Patel, M.D.

Ankit Patel, M.D.

  • Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Spine
Renee Enriquez, M.D.

Renee Enriquez, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Spine, Musculoskeletal
Nasser Ayyad, D.O.

Nasser Ayyad, D.O.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Spine
Sunny Sharma, M.D.

Sunny Sharma, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Spine

Pediatric Physiatrists

Kelli Chaviano, D.O.

Kelli Chaviano, D.O.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Inanoglu Didem, M.D.

Didem Inanoglu, M.D.

  • Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Robert Rinaldi, M.D.

Robert Rinaldi, M.D.

  • Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatrics
Clarice Sinn, D.O.

Clarice Sinn, D.O.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rajashree Srinivasan, M.D.

Rajashree Srinivasan, M.D.

  • Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Stephanie Tow, M.D.

Stephanie Tow, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Psychology

Jason Smith, Ph.D.

Jason Smith, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry
Nyaz Didehbani, Ph.D.

Nyaz Didehbani, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry
Marlene Vega, Psy.D.

Marlene Vega, Psy.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Willa Vo, Psy.D.

Willa Vo, Psy.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Kristin Wilmoth, Ph.D.

Kristin Wilmoth, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research

Yasin Dhaher, Ph.D.

Yasin Dhaher, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Eric James

Eric James, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Shannon Juengst, Ph.D.

Shannon Juengst, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yen-Sheng Lin, Ph.D.

Yen-Sheng Lin, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Candice Osborne, Ph.D.

Candice Osborne, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yi-Ting Tzen, Ph.D.

Yi-Ting Tzen, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Veterans Affairs Physicians

Thiru Annaswamy, M.D.

Thiru Annaswamy, M.D.

  • Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spine and Musculoskeletal and Electrodiagnosis
Weibin Yang, M.D.

Weibin Yang, M.D.

  • Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Service Chief, PMR
  • General Rehabilitation
Bridget Bennett, M.D.

Bridget Bennett, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Service Chief, SCI
  • Spinal Cord Injury
Joseph Carlock, M.D.

Joseph Carlock, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • SCI
Jeanette Colson, M.D.

Jeanette Colson, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • General Rehabilitation
Fadeel Mahmood, M.D.

Fadeel Mahmood, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • SCI
Maria Fides Manago Pacheco, M.D.

Maria Fides Manago Pacheco, M.D.

  • Volunteer Faculty, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • SCI
  • MS
Gargi Raval, M.D.

Gargi Raval, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Richard Robinson, M.D.

Richard Robinson, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Brain Injury
  • Neurorehabilitation
Wei-Han Tan, M.D.

Wei-Han Tan, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • SCI

Advanced Practice Providers

Alyssa Jones, M.A.

Alyssa Jones, M.A.

  • Rehabilitation Counseling, Case Management
Hunt Batjer, M.D.

Patricia Gordon, APRN

  • Intrathecal Pump, Neurorehabilitation
Patricia Krohn, APRN

Patricia Krohn, APRN

  • Intrathecal Pump
Larah Brown, APRN

Larah Brown, APRN

  • Spine Program
Rita Fulmer, APRN

Rita Fulmer, APRN

  • Spine Program
Wendy Moore, APRN

Wendy Moore, APRN

  • Spine Program