Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Residents


PGY-4 Graduating Class of 2024


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Rohan Adiga, M.D.

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Hometown: Austin, Texas
Medical School: UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine
Internship: UT Rio Grande Valley Transitional Year
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Board games, trivia nights, Texas Longhorn athletics and San Antonio Spurs basketball, and playing racquetball
PM&R Interests: Sports medicine, spinal cord injury, general physiatry, electromyography 
Why Baylor? I was lucky enough to do an away rotation here and after four weeks, I knew this was where I wanted to be. I saw that this residency program offered a well-rounded education at a variety of renown clinical training sites with diverse patient populations, giving its trainees the opportunity to treat medically complex patients across the entire spectrum of physiatry. But what really sold me on Baylor was the people. The residents are an incredibly tight-knit group, and the faculty are supportive of every resident and their career aspirations.


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Marissa Catalanotto, M.D. - Administrative Chief Resident

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Hometown: Northport, N.Y.
Medical School: St. George's University 
Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Running, rowing, traveling, self proclaimed foodie, and cat mom
PM&R Interests: Interventional pain medicine 
Why Baylor? Baylor College of Medicine is a top tier PM&R program that provides its residents with a great foundational education in physiatry. There was great camaraderie amongst residents on my interview day. I truly felt that the residents were supported not only by the program but, also by one another. In addition, being a part of a world-renowned medical center provides us access to facilities, resources and faculty that are unmatched elsewhere.


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Stacey Isidro, M.D.

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Hometown: Houston, Texas
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry – Rochester, N.Y.
Internship: Rochester Regional Health-Unity Hospital – Rochester, N.Y.
Hobbies/Personal Interests: salsa dancing, cooking, wellness
PM&R Interests: Sports medicine
Why Baylor? Top PM&R program, ability to train at TIRR (#2 rehab hospital in 2021!), caring and respected faculty, multiple educational opportunities, amazing co-residents, diversity, lots of things to do in Houston.


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Thien Ninh, M.D.

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Hometown: Slidell, LA
Medical School: Tulane
Internship: Tulane
Hobbies: Weightlifting, Jiujitsu, Saints football, my dogs, videogames
PM&R Interests: MSK, sports medicine, pain, regenerative medicine
Why Baylor? Comprehensive training and a large medical complex with opportunities to see a wide breadth of cases. Interviewing here, I also got the sense that residents were genuinely happy and that they were confident in their training. To top it off, Houston is a large, affordable, and diverse city with a little bit of everything.


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Nnaemeka “Anthony” Nweke, M.D.

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Hometown: Dallas, Texas… born in Nigeria
Medical School: St. George’s University
Internship: Staten Island university Hospital
Hobbies/Personal Interests: I enjoy playing basketball, making music, motivational speaking, writing, dancing, and just being an overall entertainer.
PM&R Interests: I am interested in pain management, interventional management, and managing sports related injuries.
Why Baylor? Why not Baylor? In the heart of one of the biggest cities in the country. One of the largest medical centers in the world. Baylor has great faculty and the work environment so far has been a happy place for me. The seniors are super helpful and my current class is awesome. I also went to university of Houston, go coogs!, so it’s definitely a pleasure to be close to family and friends.


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Christian Vangeison, D.O. - Academic Chief Resident

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Hometown: Temecula, Calif.
Medical School: Rocky Vista University
Internship: Sky Ridge Medical Center
Hobbies/Personal Interests: BBQ connoisseur, fantasy football manager, travel hacker, three-putt specialist
PM&R Interests: Interventional pain medicine, neuromodulation, regenerative medicine, diagnostic ultrasound, and general rehabilitation 
Why Baylor? BCM offered a diverse opportunity to train in the Texas Medical Center. The program had exposure to wide umbrella of PM&R subspecialties and is a leader and innovator in the world of rehabilitation. The facility are renowned for their excellence within the specialty and are some of the kindest, most selfless physicians. 


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Evan Vidal, D.O.

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Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Medical School: Touro Nevada
Internship: NYC H&H Woodhull Medical Center 
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Exercise, Sports, racquetball, traveling, learning new languages and cultures. 
PM&R Interests: Pediatrics, sports, and interventional pain 
Why Baylor? Rotating at Baylor College of Medicine as a medical student is what really made Baylor a dream program for me. The residents and attendings both invested in my education and got to know me as a person. The Texas Medical Center speaks for itself in terms of the depth and breadth of learning you will receive in PM&R, but what makes Baylor stand out is the collegiality between residents, attendings, medical students and everyone contributing to patient care. 


PGY-3 Graduating Class of 2025


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Daniel Briggi, M.D. M.B.A.

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Hometown: Croton, New York 
Medical School: The University of Miami 
Internship: The University of Miami/Holy Cross Transitional Year 
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Exercise, being outdoors with the pup, reading nonfiction 
PM&R Interests: Sports and Spine, Interventional Pain, Cancer Rehab 
Why Baylor: I had a great experience on interview day, and this is a terrific program at a world-class medical center. Strong resident research output with a track record of good fellowship matches. Large but affordable city with good sports, food, and warm weather. 


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Royce Copeland, D.O.

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Hometown: Vista, California 
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Internship: Transitional Year at Reading Hospital 
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Barbecue food, fantasy football, longhorn athletics, golf, and spending family time with my wife, son, and dog 
PM&R Interests: Interventional pain management, regenerative medicine, musculoskeletal injuries, cancer rehabilitation, and sports 
Why Baylor? A unique opportunity to train at one of the top physical medicine and rehabilitation programs in the country with warm weather all year long! Say no more. 


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Timothy La, M.D.

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Hometown: Houston, Texas 
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine 
Internship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Chess, rock climbing, poetry, eating 
PM&R Interest: General 
Why Baylor? Houston is where my roots are, and BCM is a solid program so my decision was easy. 


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Loc Lam, D.O.

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Hometown: Bến Tre, Vietnam 
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Internship: Atrium Health Navicient The Medical Center 
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Enjoy eating, traveling, movies, playing basketball, and rock climbing 
PM&R Interest: General Physiatry, Interventional Pain Management, Prosthetics/Orthotics, SCI, EMG 
Why Baylor? Baylor has proven itself to be one of the top tier PM&R programs in the country where residents are learning from exceptional faculty and rotating at outstanding clinical sites including Texas Children Hospital and TIRR Memorial Hermann. Houston is a fantastic city offering great culture and diversity within its community while also having many phenomenal restaurants. With so much that Baylor and Houston have to offer, it has been a long dream of mine to continue my medical journey here at Baylor. 


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Felix Mintah, M.D.

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Hometown: Kumasi, Ghana 
Medical School: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 
Internship: General Surgery at Mercy (FitzGerald) Catholic Medical Center 
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, Soccer (everything Manchester United) 
PM&R Interest: General rehab, Prosthetics and Orthotics 
Why Baylor? Matching into a world-renowned institution like Baylor was a dream come true! The program structure includes rotations through various institutions within the TMC resulting in a diverse, well-rounded education for a successful career in Physiatry. 


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Colton Reeh, M.D.

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Hometown: Comfort, Texas 
Medical School: McGovern Medical School 
Internship: McGovern Medical School Department of Internal Medicine 
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Quality time with family and friends, watching any sport (particularly the Texas Longhorns), running, pickleball, golf, and skiing 
PM&R Interest: Interventional pain medicine, sports medicine, regenerative medicine and general rehab 
Why Baylor: Incredibly genuine staff and co-residents with comprehensive exposure to the most complex patient population in the largest medical center in the world. In addition, the city of Houston provides a great quality of life with its diversity, social opportunities, and affordable cost of living. 


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Thy Ton, M.D.

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Hometown: Irvine, California 
Medical School: Western Michigan Homer Stryker SOM 
Internship: Transitional Year at HCA Sunrise Health: Southern Hills 
Hobbies: Rock climbing, board games, baking, eating, painting 
PM&R Interests: Sports, neurorehab, and general 
Why Baylor? Great training and learning opportunities! Because of the many different rotation sites, and because it is a relatively larger PM&R program, Baylor provides a great opportunity to see a large breath of cases and learn in a variety of different practice settings. This was important to me so I could confidently decide what sort of practice setting I would be happiest in. Also, as someone who loves to eat, I am excited to be in a diverse, affordable city with a solid food scene. 


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Catherine Velasquez, M.D.

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Hometown: Lima, Peru 
Medical School: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia 
Internship: Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine 
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Painting, cooking, table tennis, exploring new places and food, animal rescue - dog/cats/pigeons you name it 
PM&R Interest: Pediatric rehabilitation, neurorehab, MSK 
Why Baylor? Baylor is everything I was looking for. I love the diversity of clinical sites that also happen to be top training facilities, amazing residents, and faculty. Not to mention the privilege of working in the world's largest medical center! 


PGY-2 Graduating Class of 2026


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Destiny Anamege, M.D.

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Hometown: Grand Prairie, TX
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Internship: Baylor College of Medicine
Hobbies/Personal Interests: I love to watch and play various sports, attend plays, musicals, concerts, and travel to new places with my mom.
PM&R Interest: Sports, pediatrics
Why Baylor?: Great program with great people in a great city!


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Ashlyn Victoria Brown, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.

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Hometown: Austin, TX
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Internship: SUNY Upstate
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Health, fitness, nutrition, shopping, makeup, investing and venture capitalism, experiencing new adventures, and playing with my yorkipoo, Ziggy!
PM&R Interest: Pain Management
Why Baylor?: It's a highly-ranked program in the largest medical center in the world! The variety of pathology and patient experiences that I will be exposed to will only strengthen my medical prowess. Plus, I'm back in my home state so close to my family and friends. It's such a blessing to be a part of this program for so many reasons!


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Jason Patrick Caffrey, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hometown: Yorba Linda, California
Medical School: University of California, San Diego
Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Hobbies/Personal Interests: 3D printing, hobby electronics, cycling, trying new foods
PM&R Interest: Neurorehab, amputee rehab, rehab technologies
Why Baylor?: BCM offers a wide breadth of clinical training sites with a highly diverse patient population. Rotating at TIRR, a world-renowned rehab hospital, is a unique opportunity to treat and learn from medically complex patients. We have great support from the program, attendings, and all the residents to prioritize both our learning and well-being.


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Won Jae Jeong, M.D.

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Hometown: Seoul, Korea
Medical School: UT Southwestern
Internship: Baylor College of Medicine
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Tennis, Running, Reading, Accounting, Charlie Munger
PM&R Interest: Sports Medicine
Why Baylor?: The most enticing aspect is the opportunity to train at various prestigious institutions in TMC, where I can encounter a vast array of patient cases and glean insights from esteemed mentors. I believe that undergoing training at Baylor will foster my growth as an independent and confident physician.


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Ton La, Jr., M.D., J.D.

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Hometown: Houston
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine - MD/JD Program
Internship: HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood - Transitional Year
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Writing, Boxing, Taekwondo, piano, puzzles, succulents, Funko pops, Pokémon cards, Samoyeds
PM&R Interest: Inpatient rehab, spinal cord injury, consults, patient advocacy
Why Baylor?: I chose BCM because Houston is my forever home, and the support and love from faculty and co-residents are second to none. Most of all, Baylor is where I will be the strongest patient advocate I can be regardless of the patient's timeline after injury.


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Angela Nwankwo, M.D.

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Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Medical School: University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine Combined BA/MD
Internship: Transitional Year at Baylor, Scott, and White Health in Fort Worth, Texas
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Mentorship, Food, Travel, Boutique Fitness Classes, Real Estate, Finance, Sports, Shopping
PM&R Interest: Cancer Pain Management, EMG, Orthobiologics, Sports, any and all types of procedures!
Why Baylor?: BCM PM&R is in an amazing city and within the world's largest medical center. The diversity of the faculty, clinical sites, and opportunities the program had to offer stood out to me. It is a top tier place to train with so much to offer, and has been at the forefront of Physiatry at so many levels.


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Jason Parmar, D.O.

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Hometown: Freehold, NJ
Medical School: PCOM- Philadelphia
Internship: Mercy Catholic Medical Center-Philadelphia
Hobbies/Personal Interests: I love weightlifting/working out, traveling, hiking, and cars. I love basketball and I am a Boston Celtics fan!
PM&R Interest: Sports, MSK, Interventional Pain
Why Baylor?: - Baylor PMR is a robust and top-tier program in the heart of the country's largest medical center. This ensures a strong medical training opportunity with abundant resources at our disposal. As a Baylor resident, I can pursue any career path I want as a PMR physician without an issue. BCM is a close-knit program where all residents in different classes interact with each other and faculty is actively involved. Most of all, Baylor is a place where I am able to ensure a good work-life balance.


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Neha Singh, M.D.

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Hometown: Agra, India
Medical School: Lady Hardinge Medical College, India
Internship: General Surgery (preliminary) at Nassau University Medical Center, NY
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Traveling, Cooking, Hiking, Water sports
PM&R Interest: Interventional spine and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
Why Baylor?: Baylor provides with a unique opportunity to train amongst the very best physiatrists in the country. Furthermore, the advantage of learning from the faculty at TIRR adds to its charm. Not to forget the vibrant food scene and rich arts & theatre options, which Houston offers all around the year.