Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, is an assistant professor and vice chair of Quality and Patient Safety at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UT Health) medical school department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and an attending physician at TIRR Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston.
She received a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and completed her internship at Baylor’s affiliated hospitals. Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez completed her residency at the Baylor/UT Houston Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance.
Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez’s primary focus is on the care of outpatients recovering from traumatic brain injury, stroke and neurotrauma. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Association of Academic Physiatrists, and the International Neurotoxin Association . She consults at a Level 1 trauma center and specializes in the management of patients with brain injury, stroke, and spasticity of cerebral or spinal origin.
Her clinical services include care in the following areas:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spasticity management
- Botulinum toxin and phenol injections for spasticity
- Intrathecal baclofen pumps
- Electrodiagnosis/Electromyography (EMG) testing
She trains medical residents and students and has won awards for clinical and teaching excellence. She is a leader in educational planning and serves on a number of academic committees and hospital committees. She is also the program director of the Brain Injury Fellowship Program. She has presented locally and nationally about topics related to her specialty.
Outside of work, Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez enjoys spending quality time with her family, exercising, and participating in volunteer work for the community.