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Department Leadership

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Kathleen Bell, M.D.

  • Professor and Chair
  • Kimberly Clark Distinguished Chair in Mobility Research
Dr. Yasin Dhaher

Yasin Dhaher, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Vice Chair of Research
  • R. Wofford Cain Distinguished Chair in Bone and Joint Disease Research
Dr. Kim Barker” width=

Kim Barker, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Residency Program Director
Nitin Jain

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

  • Professor
  • Vice Chair, Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine 
Dr. Robert Rinaldi” width=

Robert Rinaldi, M.D.

  • Professor
  • Division Chief, Pediatric Rehabilitation
Dr. Jason Smith

Jason Smith, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Division Chief, Rehabilitation Psychology
Dr. Kavita Trivedi

Kavita Trivedi, D.O.

  • Associate Professor
  • Co-Director, Spine Program
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John Thottakara, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Chief of Service, Parkland Hospital and Health Services
Dr. Surendra Barshikar

Surendra Barshikar, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director, Ambulatory Services UTSW/Parkland

 VA Leadership

Bridget Bennett

Bridget Bennett, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Chief, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Dallas VA Medical Center
Dr. Weibin Yang” width=

Weibin Yang, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services, Dallas VA