Gerard E. Francisco, MD Francisco named AAP Distinguished Academician

The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) has named Gerard E. Francisco, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) as its 2020 Distinguished Academician. Francisco received the award for achieving distinction and peer recognition by virtue of excellence as a teacher, researcher, and administrator. Winning members of the AAP received […]


Gerard Francisco, M.D. Gerard Francisco, M.D., elected to prestigious National Academy of Medicine

A research and clinical leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), Gerard Francisco, M.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and TIRR Memorial Hermann has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM).


(From left to right) Dr. Ana Lisa Ramirez-Chapman of Houston Anesthesia (and former assistant professor of Anesthesiology at McGovern Medical School), Dr. Aixa Alvarez of San Antonio PM&R, Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez and Dr. Rhea Johnson of New York Psychiatry enjoyed their time at the 2017 USATF Outdoor Masters Championship in July. Verduzco-Gutierrez goes for the gold with fellow Latina physician runners

While some athletes might be attracted to the idea of running in an event like the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships for medals or to set personal bests, Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, assistant professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, had a different reason for competing.