Matthew Davis, M.D., joined the medical staff at TIRR Memorial Hermann Medicine and Rehabilitation in August 2011. He received his medical degree in 2003 at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas. Dr. Davis completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Denver, Colorado. He completed a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, followed by three years practicing Spinal Cord medicine and serving as an assistant professor for The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.

Dr. Davis is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. As an attending physician at TIRR, Dr. Davis’s primary focus is caring for patients recovering from spinal cord injuries. He is subspecialty-certified in spinal cord injury medicine and holds memberships in the American Spinal Injury Association, the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals and the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.


Medical Degree
UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX 2003

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Neurogenic bowel and bladder
  • Spasticity
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Advocacy

Research Interests

  • Robotics in rehabilitation
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neuropathic pain

Research Information

  • Neurorecovery Network Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Robotics in Upper Extremity Motor Recovery
  • Lower Extremity Exoskeleton Robotics
  • Neuromodulation of Neuropathic Pain


Publication Information

  1. Monika Patel M.D.; Larry Driver M.D.; Matthew Davis M.D. Intrathecal Bupivacaine-Induced Chemical Arachnoiditis. (Colleague presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine annual meeting, 2013).
  2. Miguel X. Escalon, MD, MPH; Matthew E. Davis, MD. Conversion Disorder on an Acute Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Unit: A Case Series. (Colleague presented at the American Academy of PM&R Annual Meeting, 2012).