Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Residents


PGY-4 Graduating Class of 2022


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Maaheen Ahmed, D.O.

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Hometown: Houston, Texas
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Internship: University of Missouri - Kansas City
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Urban exploration, animal rescue, live music, and of course my cat Nala
PM&R Interest: TBI and Oncology
Why Baylor? I’ve always dreamed of working at the Texas Medical Center and coming home to live in one of the most diverse cities in the country! (And I missed being able to swim to work.)


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Elaine Gregory, M.D.

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Hometown: Harrington Park, N.J.
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Internship: Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital Jackson, MI
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, all forms of dance!
PM&R Interest: Everything
Why Baylor? I was so grateful to match at Baylor, as I knew it would provide me with a solid foundation in MSK and to all of the specialties in PM&R so that I will be well prepared to pursue any area of PM&R when I complete my training!


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Yuting Jiao, M.D.

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Hometown: Houston, Texas
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Internship: General Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine
Hobbies/personal interests: Spending quality time with friends and family
PM&R Interest: Regenerative medicine, peri-operative management (helping patients minimize pain, getting back on their feet and getting back to do what they love to do after surgery)
Why Baylor? Can't imagine myself anywhere else!


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Harsha Kannan, D.O.

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Hometown: Holmdel, N.J.
Medical School: Western Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: ECHN Transitional Year Residency at Manchester Memorial Hospital
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Music, basketball, good quality time spent
PM&R Interest: Regenerative medicine, sports medicine/MSK, neuromuscular, pain, interventional spine, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatric rehab, greens, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, you name it
Why Baylor? An absolutely top tier program in the field of my passion in one of the booming cities at the forefront of diversity and culture with some of the best preceptors I had a chance to work with (who welcomed me in!)


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George Polson, M.D.

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Hometown: Katy, Texas
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Internship: Loyola MacNeal Hospital
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Quality time with family and friends, the great outdoors, and the TEXAS LONGHORNS!
PM&R Interest: General physiatry, interventional pain management
Why Baylor? A truly unique experience of training in the world's largest medical center while being surrounded by a close-knit group of peers and mentors.


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Irvin Quezon, M.D.

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Hometown: Balanga, Bataan, Philippines, San Diego, Calif.
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Internship: General Surgery Internship at the UACOM - Phoenix, Banner University Medical Center Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Martial arts, ethnic cuisines of Southeast Asia, electronic interactive entertainment media
PM&R Interest: General physiatry, brain injury and neurorehabilitation, stroke, spasticity, exercise physiology, neuroplasticity
Why Baylor? Amazing residents and the faculty who are engaged, enthusiastic and are truly invested in their training, education and caring for their patients.


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Michelle Seymour, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hometown: New Castle, Penn.
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine (M.D. and Ph.D.)
Internship: Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine
Hobbies/personal interests: Cooking, reading, playing board games, traveling, creating beautiful things
PM&R Interest: Pediatric rehabilitation, transitional medicine
Why Baylor? Love the faculty and training sites!


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Jennifer Sun, M.D.

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Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Internship: Wellstar Kennestone Transitional Year
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Rock climbing, yoga, photography
PM&R Interest: Pain medicine, pediatric rehabilitation
Why Baylor? I had the opportunity to work with faculty during medical school and really enjoyed my experience with them. I like the exposure to interesting patients with many hospitals being tertiary referral centers and the larger program size, as well.


PGY-3 Class of 2023


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Emmanuel Achilike, M.D.

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Hometown: Garland, Texas 
Medical School: McGovern Medical School
Internship: McGovern Medical School Department of Internal Medicine
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Photography, Gaming, Music, and Mentorship
PM&R Interest: General rehabilitation, spinal cord Injury, interventional spine, pain medicine, neuromuscular medicine, but mainly I just want to develop a skill set where I can help as many people as possible.
Why Baylor? Matching at Baylor is a true honor because I think it is an institution that has been at the forefront of physiatry since its inception. More important to me than reputation is the willingness to innovate and the bond I formed with the residents when I was only a medical student. I think the willingness of the residents to take a medical student under their wing speaks volumes about the learning environment in a program and department, and I hope to contribute to that type of learning and working environment.


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Aaron Charnay, M.D. - Academic Chief Resident

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Hometown: Edmond, Okla.
Medical School: University of Oklahoma Health Science Center College of Medicine
Internship: Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Ballet, writing music (guitar, piano, ukulele), completing the NY Times crossword with my wife.
PM&R Interest: Pediatric rehabilitative and regenerative medicine, spasticity, cerebral palsy, dance medicine.
Why Baylor? Baylor is a remarkable program with legendary faculty and brilliant residents. The affiliation with Texas Children’s is also huge for me. Texas Children's is a beautiful children’s hospital with an active inpatient pediatric rehab unit that stands out amongst other PMR programs. I’m excited to live in Houston to experience the vibrant art scene, Houston Ballet, and to go see the Harden and Westbrook together again at the Toyota center whenever possible.


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Bradley Chi, M.D.

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Hometown: Bellevue, Wash.
Medical School: Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Internship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Food, sports, sleep
PM&R Interest: Neurorehab, academic medicine
Why Baylor? I enjoy the people and culture. Comprehensive clinical education, robust research mentorship, and strong alumni network.


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Laura Lachman, M.D. - Administrative Chief Resident

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Hometown: Houston, Texas
Medical School: Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Internship: Transitional Year at Redmond Regional Medical Center Rome, GA
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Spending time with my family, especially my niece and nephew! Reading, Traveling, Foreign Languages, Foreign Films/TV, Trying New Restaurants
PM&R Interest: Pain Medicine
Why Baylor? BCM is a top PMR program and its location in the TMC provides unique opportunities not found elsewhere. The breadth of training sites and educational opportunities is one of BCM’s greatest strengths. I especially wanted to train at TIRR, a renowned rehab hospital. I also wanted to come home to Houston in order to be involved in the lives of my niece and nephew. And as someone who loves trying new restaurants, Houston is a great place to do so!


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Nicole Nguyen, D.O.

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Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Medical School: University of North Texas HSC - Texas Collage of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Medical City Weatherford - Internal Medicine Hobbies/personal interests: Hiking, Tennis, really any outdoor activities, trying new foods, playing with pups
PM&R Interest: General rehab/ MSK, electromyography
Why Baylor? It is a privilege to be able to train at a top tier PM&R program in the world's largest medical center. I knew the strength and diversity of training sites will provide well rounded experiences that will prepare residents with the knowledge and skills to become proficient physiatrists. It’s definitely a huge bonus that Houston is a Texas gem with delicious food, great diversity, rich culture, and plenty of fun activities!


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Sharif Palmer, M.D.

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Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Medical School: University of Queensland
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Staying active, most things outdoors, playing sports, cooking, traveling
PM&R Interest: All of it!
Why Baylor? Baylor is an incredible program that I feel lucky to be a part of.


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Du Pham, M.D.

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Hometown: Houston, Texas
Medical School: McGovern Medical School
Internship: McGovern Medical School Internal Medicine
Hobbies/Personal Interests: playing/watching football/soccer/volleyball, rock climbing, traveling, hiking, mountains and ice cream
PM&R Interest: Sports, Brain Injury, General Rehab
Why Baylor? Unbeatable camaraderie among the resident body. Diverse training sites with an excellent well-rounded curriculum. Having a chance to rotate at one of the top rehab hospitals taking care of medically-complex patients.


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Joseph Roys, M.D.

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Hometown: Houston, Texas
Medical School: McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Internship: Baylor College of Medicine General Surgery Hobbies/Personal Interests: Reading fantasy novels, exercise, cooking/baking, watching Netflix and video games
PM&R Interest: Cancer rehabilitation, pain management
Why Baylor? Baylor College of Medicine offers a thorough and top tier rehabilitation training program that services a wide variety of patients from all backgrounds. When interviewing at Baylor I felt as though each member of the program I met was not only extremely proud of what they did, but also very happy.


PGY-1 Class of 2024


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Rohan Adiga, M.D.

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Hometown: Austin, Texas
Medical School: UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine
Internship: UT Rio Grande Valley Transitional Year
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Board games, trivia nights, Texas Longhorn athletics and San Antonio Spurs basketball, and playing racquetball
PM&R Interests: Sports medicine, spinal cord injury, general physiatry, electromyography 
Why Baylor? I was lucky enough to do an away rotation here and after four weeks, I knew this was where I wanted to be. I saw that this residency program offered a well-rounded education at a variety of renown clinical training sites with diverse patient populations, giving its trainees the opportunity to treat medically complex patients across the entire spectrum of physiatry. But what really sold me on Baylor was the people. The residents are an incredibly tight-knit group, and the faculty are supportive of every resident and their career aspirations.


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Marissa Catalanotto, M.D.

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Hometown: Northport, N.Y.
Medical School: St. George's University 
Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Running, rowing, traveling, self proclaimed foodie, and cat mom
PM&R Interests: Interventional pain medicine 
Why Baylor? Baylor College of Medicine is a top tier PM&R program that provides its residents with a great foundational education in physiatry. There was great camaraderie amongst residents on my interview day. I truly felt that the residents were supported not only by the program but, also by one another. In addition, being a part of a world-renowned medical center provides us access to facilities, resources and faculty that are unmatched elsewhere.


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Eliana Ege, M.D.

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Hometown: Istanbul / Michigan / California
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Internship: St. Mary Mercy Hospital – Transitional Year
Hobbies/Personal Interests: traveling, painting, HIIT, yoga, dancing, skiing, scuba, tennis, real estate, books, dogs
PM&R Interests: Interventional pain, cancer, regenerative medicine, integrative medicine 
Why Baylor? Top-notch program with well-rounded training in all areas of physiatry and an outstanding sense of community, in the largest medical complex in the world and a booming city on the forefront of advancing science, research, and technology--plus, it’s warm!


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Stacey Isidro, M.D.

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Hometown: Houston, Texas
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry – Rochester, N.Y.
Internship: Rochester Regional Health-Unity Hospital – Rochester, N.Y.
Hobbies/Personal Interests: salsa dancing, cooking, wellness
PM&R Interests: Sports medicine
Why Baylor? Top PM&R program, ability to train at TIRR (#2 rehab hospital in 2021!), caring and respected faculty, multiple educational opportunities, amazing co-residents, diversity, lots of things to do in Houston.


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Thien Ninh, M.D.

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Hometown: Slidell, LA
Medical School: Tulane
Internship: Tulane
Hobbies: Weightlifting, Jiujitsu, Saints football, my dogs, videogames
PM&R Interests: MSK, sports medicine, pain, regenerative medicine
Why Baylor? Comprehensive training and a large medical complex with opportunities to see a wide breadth of cases. Interviewing here, I also got the sense that residents were genuinely happy and that they were confident in their training. To top it off, Houston is a large, affordable, and diverse city with a little bit of everything.


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Nnaemeka “Anthony” Nweke, M.D.

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Hometown: Dallas, Texas… born in Nigeria
Medical School: St. George’s University
Internship: Staten Island university Hospital
Hobbies/Personal Interests: I enjoy playing basketball, making music, motivational speaking, writing, dancing, and just being an overall entertainer.
PM&R Interests: I am interested in pain management, interventional management, and managing sports related injuries.
Why Baylor? Why not Baylor? In the heart of one of the biggest cities in the country. One of the largest medical centers in the world. Baylor has great faculty and the work environment so far has been a happy place for me. The seniors are super helpful and my current class is awesome. I also went to university of Houston, go coogs!, so it’s definitely a pleasure to be close to family and friends.


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Christian Vangeison, D.O.

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Hometown: Temecula, Calif.
Medical School: Rocky Vista University
Internship: Sky Ridge Medical Center
Hobbies/Personal Interests: BBQ connoisseur, fantasy football manager, travel hacker, three-putt specialist
PM&R Interests: Interventional pain medicine, neuromodulation, regenerative medicine, diagnostic ultrasound, and general rehabilitation 
Why Baylor? BCM offered a diverse opportunity to train in the Texas Medical Center. The program had exposure to wide umbrella of PM&R subspecialties and is a leader and innovator in the world of rehabilitation. The facility are renowned for their excellence within the specialty and are some of the kindest, most selfless physicians. 


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Evan Vidal, D.O.

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Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Medical School: Touro Nevada
Internship: NYC H&H Woodhull Medical Center 
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Exercise, Sports, racquetball, traveling, learning new languages and cultures. 
PM&R Interests: Pediatrics, sports, and interventional pain 
Why Baylor? Rotating at Baylor College of Medicine as a medical student is what really made Baylor a dream program for me. The residents and attendings both invested in my education and got to know me as a person. The Texas Medical Center speaks for itself in terms of the depth and breadth of learning you will receive in PM&R, but what makes Baylor stand out is the collegiality between residents, attendings, medical students and everyone contributing to patient care. 


Incoming Class of 2025

  • Daniel Briggi, M.D.
  • Royce Copeland, D.O.
  • Timothy La, M.D.
  • Loc Lam, D.O.
  • Felix Mintah, M.D.
  • Colton Reeh, M.D.
  • Erinn Ton, M.D.
  • Velasquez Ignacio, Catherine M.D.