Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation PGY-4 Residents


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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.