Dr. Nikola Dragojlovic is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. He completed residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at UTHealth in Houston, where he served as chief resident. He then stayed to complete the brain injury medicine fellowship at UTHealth and TIRR Memorial Hermann. He joins the faculty of physiatrists working at TIRR Memorial Hermann to deliver the highest level of rehabilitation care to those in need.
Dr. Dragojlovic is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and brain injury medicine. He specializes in helping those with neurologic conditions and traumatic injuries make the most of the rehabilitation and recovery. Through his residency and fellowship training, he developed a passion for neurologic rehabilitation and resident education. He is an member of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR). In his role as Residency Program Director, he oversees the administration of McGovern Medical School’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program, and enjoys shaping the educational experience for the next generation of rehabilitation physicians.


Brain Injury Medicine, UT Health, Houston, TX (2017)
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, UT Health, Houston, TX (2016)
Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (2013)
Medical School
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY (2012)
Biology-Chemistry, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA (2004)

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • General Rehabilitation
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Neurotrauma
  • Polytrauma

Research Interests

  • Outcomes in neurologic rehabilitation
  • Resident education


Publication Information

Prevalence of Spastic Hypertonia on First-time Admission to Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation. Dragojlovic N, Verduzco-Gutierrez M, Francisco GE. Poster presentation at: International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine World Congress, May 2017.

Pharmacology of Anti-Spasmodics, chapter in Decision Making in Pain Management, Third Edition. Dragojlovic N, Verduzco-Gutierrez M.  Editor: Nagpal, Ameet. 2016.

Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Care of Individuals with Concussion and Post-concussive disorders. Lecture given at: Texas Brain Injury Association Annual Symposium, December 2016.

Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation in Children with Recent Posterior Fossa Tumor Resection: A Case Series. Dragojlovic N, Wirt Z, Niedzwecki C. Poster presentation at: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Meeting, October 2015.