UT Health’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine is a medical specialty that involves the evaluation and treatment of patients whose functional abilities have been impaired by trauma or disease processes. The goal of rehabilitation is to restore a patient’s functional independence throughout their inpatient and outpatient recovery.

The Department of Rehabilitation is fortunate to have an experienced and talented faculty who possess expertise in spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, pain management, sports medicine, orthotics and prosthetics, electrodiagnostic medicine, pediatric rehabilitation, and general rehabilitation. The faculty teach and practice in a multidisciplinary approach involving nurses, therapists, technicians and family members. This coordinates goals with the patient and their families to maximize their functional independence.

A Warm Welcome!

We enthusiastically welcome Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez as the new Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine effective April 1, 2020.

Dr. Gutierrez is an accomplished academic Physiatrist who joined us from the McGovern Medical School at UT Health Houston where she was the Vice Chair of Quality, Compliance and Patient Safety in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and the Program Director of the Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship.

She has won multiple awards for medical student and resident teaching. Inspired by her upbringing in the Rio Grande Valley, she is dedicated to giving back to her community by mentoring students, trainees and young faculty from diverse backgrounds, and providing top level clinical care for the underserved.

Message from the Chair


About the Long School of Medicine

The mission of the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is to provide responsive and comprehensive education, research and service of the highest quality in order to meet the health-related needs of the citizens of Texas. In all aspects of fulfilling this mission, the Long School of Medicine is committed to demonstrating particular sensitivity to and focus on the South Texas region while fostering the broadest diversity and inclusion that ensures successful achievement of the institutional priorities

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