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Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Houston, Texas

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Sunil Kothari, M.D.

Photo Sunil Kothari, M.D.Assistant Professor

Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, Houston, Texas, 1995
Graduate School: Master of Arts in Philosophy, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1991
Internship: University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, Houston, Texas
Residency: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois
Fellowship: Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Board Certification: American Board of PM&R

Sub-Specialty: Traumatic Brain Injury
Clinical Interests: Brain Injury, Stroke Rehabilitation
Research Interest: Brain Injury


Significant Professional Activities:
  • Texas Brain Injury Association
    • Board of Directors
    • Professional of the Year
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
    • Chair, Brain Injury SIG Task Force on Prognostication after TBI

Selected Publications:

Francisco GE, Kothari S, Huls C. GABA agonists and gabapentin for spastic hypertonia. In: Kraft, Meythaler (Eds.) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 2001.

Kothari S, Sander AM, Contant C, High WM Jr et al. The relation between level of disability and satisfaction with life in individuals with traumatic brain injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 82(10):1490, 2001. Abstract.

Boake C, Francisco GE, Ivanhoe CB, Kothari S. Principles of brain injury rehabilitation. In: Braddom R, et al (Eds.). Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2nd edition). Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 2000.

Kothari S, Kirschner K. Beyond consent: assent and empowerment in brain injury rehabilitation. J Head Trauma Rehabil, 18(4)379-382, 2003.



Contact Information

Sunil Kothari, M.D.
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research
1333 Moursund Avenue, D110
Houston, TX 77030
Appointments: 713-797-5929
Consults: 713-797-5724
Academic Office: 713-797-5724
Fax: 713-797-5241
skothari@bcm.edu

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