Departments & Divisions
Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez is an accomplished academic Physiatrist and Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio. She previously was the Medical Director of the Brain Injury and Stroke Program at a top three US News and World Report Best Hospital for Rehabilitation.
Dr. Gutierrez grew up in South Texas, then moved to Houston where she earned her undergraduate degree at Rice University, her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, and completed her PM&R residency training at the Baylor College of Medicine-UT Houston Rehabilitation Alliance. She excitedly moved to San Antonio to lead the distinguished Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in 2020. Her area of clinical expertise is the care of patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, and interventional spasticity management. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has developed a Post-COVID Recovery Clinic to aid in the rehabilitative recovery of patients with functional, mobility, and cognitive deficits after infection with coronavirus.
- 2005 - MD - Baylor College of Medicine
- 2009 - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Baylor College of Medicine
Research & Grants
Her research and scientific interests center on neurorecovery, stroke rehabilitation, spasticity, COVID-19, diversity, equity and inclusion, and education.
Dr. Gutierrez is a leader in her national organizations. She is currently the co-director of the Spasticity STEP Certification Course with the American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is also actively involved in their Inclusion and Engagement committee. She also volunteers with the Association of Academic Physiatrists and is a graduate of their Program for Academic Leadership.
- Spasticity Outpatient Evaluation via Telemedicine: A Practical Framework.
- The Effects of Botulinum Toxin Injections on Spasticity and Motor Performance in Chronic Stroke with Spastic Hemiplegia
- The Immediate Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic and Resulting Adaptations in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medical Educa
- COVID-19 pandemic. What should Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine specialists do? A clinician's perspective
- Traumatic Brain Injury: An Overview of Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Medical Management
- Participation Following Inpatient Rehabilitation for Traumatic Disorders of Consciousness: A TBI Model Systems Study
- Disparities in Health Care for Hispanic Patients in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the United States: A Narrative Revie
- 2014 - Brain Injury Medicine
- 2010 - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation