Biography

Dr. Rehal Bhojani is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). In addition, he serves as the Program Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at UTHealth and the Medical Director of Master of Athletic Training program at the University of Houston (UH).

Dr. Bhojani is a Primary Care Sports Medicine physician who is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Bhojani received his Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from The University of Texas at Dallas. He earned his Doctor of Medicine with Distinction in Research from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Bhojani then went on to complete his internship and residency training at the Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in Houston, Texas where he also served as Chief Resident. He underwent his fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital System in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Bhojani provides highly personalized and full-spectrum care to all his patients, age 6 years and older for family medicine and sports medicine patients. His clinical interests include concussion management, exercise prescription, chronic medical disease management, health maintenance and preventive medicine, non-operative musculoskeletal of injuries, and injury prevention.

Dr. Bhojani serves as Chief Medical Officer of the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash, team physician for the Houston Rockets, Medical Director for the Sugar Land Skeeters, team physician for the University of Houston, and team physician for East Bernard High School. He also serves in the oversight of Sports Medicine Outreach for the Memorial Hermann Hospital System.

Education

Undergraduate Degree
Cum Laude, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX
Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
Residency
Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Houston, TX
Fellowship
Primary Care / Sports Medicine Fellow, Henry Ford Hospital System, Detroit, MI

Contact Information

713-486-1675

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Dr. Bhojani provides highly personalized and full-spectrum care to all his patients, age 6 years and older for family medicine and sports medicine patients. His clinical interests include concussion management, exercise prescription, chronic medical disease management, health maintenance and preventive medicine, non-operative musculoskeletal of injuries, and injury prevention.

Publications

Publication Information

 

Publications

Editor, Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers: Recognizing Systemic Disease. 4th Edition. Slack Incorporated (currently in progress, expected publication 2020)

Contributing Author (Chapter 10), Knoblauch M. Professional Writing in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine. pp 99-109. Slack Incorporated. 2019.

Contributing Editor, 2010-2011 Memorial Family Medicine Pediatrics Handbook

Contributing Editor, 2009-2010 Memorial Family Medicine OB Handbook

Contributing Editor, 2009-2010 Memorial Family Medicine Pediatrics Handbook

Lubahn JC, Sagalowsky AI, Dikmen E, Rosenbaum DH, Bhojani RA, Paul MC, Dolmatch BL, Josephs SC, Benaim E, Levinson BS, Hamilton TT, Wait MA, Ring WS, DiMaio JM. Contemporary techniques improving the safety of surgical management of tumor thrombi in renal cell carcinoma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Jun;131(6):1289-1295.

Rosenbaum DH, Bhojani RA, Dikmen E, Kaiser PA, Paul MC, Wait MA, Meyer DM, Jessen ME, Yancy CW, Rosenblatt RL, Torres F, Perkins S, Ring WS, DiMaio JM. Routine computed tomography screening of the chest in high-risk cardiac transplant recipients may improve survival. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Dec;24(12):2043-7.

Bhojani RA, Rosenbaum DH, Dikmen E, Paul MC, Atkins BZ, Zonies D, Estrera AS, Wait MA, Meyer DM, Jessen ME, DiMaio JM. Contemporary Assessment of Laryngotracheal Trauma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Aug;130(2):426-32.

Khwaja S, Rosenbaum DH, Paul MC, Bhojani RA, Estrera AS, Wait MA, DiMaio JM. Surgical treatment of thoracic empyema in HIV infected patients severity and treatment modality is associated with CD4 count status. Chest. 2005 Jul;128(1):246-9.

Zonies D, Atkins BZ, Jenkins D, Bhojani RA, DiMaio JM. Diagnosis and management of laryngotracheal injuries. Int J Intensive Care. 2004:161-167.

 

Presentations

“Concussion Evaluation” – Needville High School Nurses Symposium. October 8, 2018

“Concussion Management in the Urgent Care” – WELLCON 2018 Nurses Symposium. August 15, 2018

“Common Laboratory Testing in Athletes” – ISMI Sports Nutrition Symposium. July 13, 2018

“Managing the Throwing Athlete” – Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball Camp. June 29, 2018

“The Future of Sports Medicine” – 17th Annual UT Health’s Updates on Sports Medicine Symposium. June 11, 2018

“Managing the Throwing Athlete” – Sugar Land Skeeters Youth Injury Prevention Seminar. April 5, 2018

“Treating the Parent of the Student-Athlete” – Houston Rockets Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Clinic. March 3, 2018

“Common Laboratory Testing in Athletes” – SNIP Nutrition Fellow Lecture. September 5, 2017

“Sports Pharmacology & Pre-Participation Physical” – Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehab Physical Therapy Residency Lecture. August 24, 2017

“Concussion Update” – Fort Bend Youth Football League Coaches’ Symposium. July 29, 2017

“Concussion Management in the Urgent Care” – Memorial Hermann Urgent Care Symposium. May 25, 2017

“Treating the Parent of the Student-Athlete” – Houston Rockets Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Clinic. March 4, 2017

“To snap or not to snap” – 15th Annual UTHealth’s Updates on Sports Medicine Symposium. June 13, 2016

“Concussion 101” – Eclipse Soccer Coaches’ Symposium. January 15, 2016

“To snap or not to snap” – Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehab Hip Special Interest Group. January 13, 2016

“Sports Pharmacology & Pre-Participation Physical” – Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehab Physical Therapy Residency Lecture. August 27, 2015

Current Theories on Sickle Cell and Rhabdomyolysis” – 14th Annual UTHealth’s Updates on Sports Medicine Symposium. June 23, 2015

“Exercise Prescription in Special Populations” – Del Webb Night Out. March 11, 2015

“Common Running Injuries” – Symposium of the Americas. July 20, 2014

“Stem Cells in Sports Medicine” – Symposium of the Americas. July 19, 2014

“Sports Hernia” – 13th Annual UTHealth’s Updates in Sports Medicine Symposium. June 9, 2014

“Musculoskeletal Injuries and Concussion Update” – Lamar Consolidated ISD Nurses’ Symposium. May 3, 2014

“Supplements for the Marathon Athlete” – Fort Bend Fit Weekly Talks. August 24, 2013

“Concussion Update” – Fort Bend Youth Football League Coaches’ Symposium. July 13, 2013

“Non-Operative Management of Tendinopathy” – 12th Annual UTHealth’s Updates in Sports Medicine Symposium. June 10, 2013

“To Stay Healthy or Not to Stay Healthy: That is NOT a Question” – Fluor Daniel Lunch Symposium for Health Week. April 25, 2013

“Age Related Injuries” – Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Women’s Symposium. April 20, 2013

“To Stay Healthy or Not to Stay Healthy: That is NOT a Question” – BTSU Health Lunch Symposium for Health Week. March 14, 2013

“Getting off to the Right Start: Holiday Pounds weighing you down?” – Del Webb Girl’s Night Out. January 9, 2013

“Concussions in the High School Athlete” – Care 2 Chat Symposium. August 20, 2012

“Concussions in the High School Athlete” – Lamar Consolidated ISD Nurses’ Symposium. August 20, 2012

“Heat Stroke in the Marathon Athlete” – Fort Bend Fit Weekly Talks. August 11, 2012

“Concussion Update” – Fort Bend Youth Football League Coaches’ Symposium. July 28, 2012

“NSAIDs & Healing” – 11th Annual UTHealth’s Updates in Sports Medicine Symposium. June 4, 2012

“Nutrition for the Marathon Athlete” – Fort Bend Fit Weekly Talks. August 27, 2011

“Racket/Tennis Sport Injuries” – Providence Hospital/Henry Ford Hospital System Sports Medicine Grand Rounds. May 12, 2011

“Racket/Tennis Sport Injuries” – Henry Ford Hospital System Sports Medicine Grand Rounds. February 9, 2011

“Heat-related and Cold-related Injuries” – Henry Ford Hospital System Sports Medicine Grand Rounds. November 9, 2010

“Nutritional/Hydration and Head Injuries” – Fort Bend Youth Football League Coaches’ Symposium. July 25, 2009

“Concussions in Sports” – Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program Lecture Series. October 24, 2008

Additional Information

Awards and Honors

  • “Rising Star Doctor” Texas Monthly Magazine, 2016-2018
  • “Top Doctor” Houstonia Magazine, 2015
  • “Best Team Player” Doctor at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, 2017
  • “Most Responsive” Doctor at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, 2012
  • AAFP/NAPCRG Research Scholar, 2009-2010
  • John S. Dunn Senior Teaching Award, Memorial Family Medicine, 2009-2010
  • Highest Patient Satisfaction Score, Memorial Family Medicine, 2009-2010
  • Highest Patient Satisfaction Score, Memorial Family Medicine, 2008-2009
  • Highest NALS score, Memorial Family Medicine, 2007-2008
  • Highest PALS score, Memorial Family Medicine, 2007-2008
  • Researcher Award, Memorial Family Medicine, 2007-2008

Memberships

  • American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Sports Neuropsychology Society
  • American Academy of Physician Leaders
  • Professional Soccer Physicians’ Society
  • Society of Teachers in Family Medicine
  • Texas Academy of Family Physicians
  • Harris County Academy of Family Physicians