I grew up playing competitive sports and participating in martial arts, so as you can imagine, I have seen my fair share of injuries that have taken myself and teammates away from the action. I can empathize with those who are in pain and are not able to live to their full potential. As a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, my greatest joy comes from interacting with patients and providing them with knowledge about their diagnosis, so that together we can develop a treatment and rehab plan that improves their quality of life and function.
Interventional Orthopedics Foundation Scholarship for Regenerative Medicine Course (2017)
Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award (2016) – 1 of 3 PM&R North American
residents from 2004-2016 who have won this award
Baylor University Medical Center Discovery Foundation Research Grant (2016)
American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology (2013)
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research (2011)
M.D., Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in Bryan, Texas
B.A. (cum laude) in Biology and minor in Sociology at Austin College in Sherman, Texas
Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Chief Resident, Baylor University Medical Center in
Preliminary Year in Internal Medicine, Woodhull Medical Center/NYU Langone in Brooklyn, New York
Interventional Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine, Desert Spine & Sports Physicians
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (anticipated in 2018)
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Spine Intervention Society
North American Spine Society
Research and Publications:
Submission to American Journal of Transplantation in progress: Impact of acute inpatient rehabilitation after liver transplantation in patients with high Model for End Stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores, June 2017.
“Turf Wars: Natural Grass vs Synthetic Surfaces, Review and Comments on Dr. George Balazs’s Article: “Risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury in athletes on synthetic playing surfaces: a systematic review,”” Sports Review Journal, NFP, 1(6):16-17, June 2016.
Calcaneal quantitative ultrasound compared with hip and femoral neck dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in people with a spinal cord injury. PM&R, 4(10):748-55, Oct 2012.