Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, M.D., an assistant professor at the UT Medical School at Houston, completed her residency at the Baylor/UT Houston Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Alliance in July 2009. She received her medical degree in 2005 at Baylor College of Medicine and completed her internship at Baylor’s affiliated hospitals the following year.
Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez’s cares for outpatients and inpatients recovering from traumatic brain injury, stroke and neurotrauma. She is a specialist in management of patients with spasticity of cerebral or spinal origin and is able to assess, diagnose and treat interventionally if necessary. She also does neurotrauma consults at a level one trauma center.
Her hospital affiliations include TIRR/Memorial Hermann and Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. Furthermore, she is Co-Medical Director of the TIRR Outpatient and Specialty Clinic. She also works and teaches PM&R resident physicians and medical students, and has won teaching awards and awards for clinical excellence. Dr. Gutierrez is also involved as a leader in hospital and medical school committees. Outside of work, she is a devoted mother and wife, and enjoys exercise and distance running. She is also involved in volunteering with the poor through her church and volunteering for a free rehabilitation clinic.