Faculty

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Physicians

Kathleen Bell, M.D.

Kathleen Bell, M.D.

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

Heather Adair, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Neurorehabilitation, General Rehabilitation
Kim Barker, M.D.

Kim Barker, M.D.

  • Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Director, Residency Program
  • Cancer, Complex Medical, General Rehabilitation
Surendra Barshikar, M.D.

Surendra Barshikar, M.D.

  • Vice Chair of Clinical Operations
  • Associate 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
Haibi Cai, M.D.

Haibi Cai, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Raymond Cheng, M.D.

Raymond Cheng, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Jean de Leon, M.D.

Jean de Leon, M.D.

  • Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Wounds, Post-Acute Care
Michael Fediw

Michael Fediw, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Cancer Rehabilitation, General Rehabilitation
Fatma Gul, M.D.

Fatma Gul, M.D.

  • Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Director, Intrathecal Pump Program/Spasticity Program
Amy Halsey, M.D.

Shelby Halsey, M.D.

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

Isabel Huang, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnosis, 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
Nitin Jain

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

  • Professor
  • Vice Chair and Chief, Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine Musculoskeletal
Donald Kasitinon, M.D.

Donald Kasitinon, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Merrine Klakeel, D.O.

Merrine Klakeel, D.O.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury, Wounds
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
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
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
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
Reed Williams, M.D.

Reed Williams, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine
Lisa-Ann Wuermser, M.D.

Lisa-Ann Wuermser, M.D.

  • Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Spine Program

Nasser Ayyad, D.O.

Nasser Ayyad, D.O.

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

Renee Enriquez, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Spine, Musculoskeletal
Ankit Patel, M.D.

Ankit Patel, M.D.

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

Sunny Sharma, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Spine
Kavita Trivedi, D.O.

Kavita Trivedi, D.O.

  • Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Co-Director, UTSW Spine Program
  • Interventional Spine

Pediatric Physiatrists

Kelli Chaviano, D.O.

Kelli Chaviano, D.O.

  • Assistant 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

Nyaz Didehbani, Ph.D.

Nyaz Didehbani, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry
Jason Smith, Ph.D.

Jason Smith, Ph.D.

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

Yen-Sheng Lin, Ph.D.

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

Yi-Ting Tzen, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Susan Knapton, M.D.

Susan Knapton, M.D.

  • Inpatient rehabilitation physiatrist

Veterans Affairs Physicians

Thiru Annaswamy, M.D.

Thiru Annaswamy, M.D.

  • Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spine and Musculoskeletal and Electrodiagnosis
Bridget Bennett, M.D.

Bridget Bennett, M.D.

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

Elham Cohen, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
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Mona Mirchandani, D.O.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Gargi Raval, M.D.

Gargi Raval, M.D.

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

Wei-Han Tan, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • SCI
Weibin Yang, M.D.

Weibin Yang, M.D.

  • Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Service Chief, PMR
  • General Rehabilitation

Advanced Practice Providers

Larah Brown, APRN

Larah Brown, APRN

  • Spine Program
Rita Fulmer, APRN

Rita Fulmer, APRN

  • Spine Program
Hunt Batjer, M.D.

Patricia Gordon, APRN

  • Intrathecal Pump, Neurorehabilitation
Haben Hissehak, PA

Haben Hissehak, PA

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
Alyssa Jones, M.A.

Alyssa Jones, M.A.

  • Rehabilitation Counseling, Case Management
Patricia Krohn, APRN

Patricia Krohn, APRN

  • Intrathecal Pump
Wendy Moore, APRN

Wendy Moore, APRN

  • Spine Program
Toniqua Richardson, APRN

Toniqua Richardson, APRN

  • Inpatient Rehabilitatino
Laura Ridnour, PA

Laura Ridnour, PA

  • Pediatric Rehabilitation