Biography

Dr. Sambasivan, MD, joins UT health after completing his internship and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He then completed fellowship in Musculoskeletal and Interventional pain at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Dr. Sambasivan is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and is an Assistant Professor at UT Health Medical School. Dr. Sambasivan’s primary focus is diagnosing and managing musculoskeletal and spine pain with therapy, bracing, medications, diagnostic testing, and imaged-guided interventional procedures. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation and American Registry for Diagnostic Sonography.

Education

Fellowship
(Musculoskeletal and Interventional Pain Management): Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, 2016
Residency
(Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation): Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. 2015
Internship
(Internal Medicine): Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 2012
Doctor of Medicine
(Global Health Track): George Washington School of Medicine, Washington DC, 2011

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Low back pain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendinopathies
  • Regenerative Medicine

Publications

Publication Information

A Sambasivan, P Joseph. Bilateral Anterior Thigh Hematomas From Concurrent Use Of Warfarin And Topical Diclofenac Patches. 2014 Association of Academic Physiatry Annual Assembly. Poster Presented.

A Sambasivan, S Pandit. Bilateral Brachial Plexus Injury After Hanging Suicide Attempt: Abstract. PM&R. 2013 September; 5 (9) Supplement: S187.

Desai M, G Padmanabhan, A Sambasivan, G Kamanga-solo, A Dharmappa. Directional Preference Following Epidural Steroid Injection In Three Patients With Acute C7 Radiculitis: A Case Series. Pain Practice. 2013 September; 13(7): 559-565.

 

G Padmanabhan, A Sambasivan, M Desai. 3-Step Treadmill Test and McKenzie MDT to Establish Directional Preference in a Patient with Spinal Stenosis: A Case Report. Journal of Manual and Manipulative_Medicine Therapy. 2011 February; 19(1): 35–41.

 

Desai M, G Padmanabhan, A Sambasivan, G Kamanga-solo. Directional Preference Following Epidural Steroid Injection In Three Patients With Acute Cervical Radiculopathy: Abstract. Pain Medicine. 2011 March; 12(3)2: 470-533.

 
 

G Padmanabhan, A Sambasivan, M Desai. Three-step Treadmill Test And Mckenzie Mechanical Diagnosis And Therapy To Establish Directional Preference In A Patient With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Abstract. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Medicine Therapy. 2010 December; 18(4): 218–240.