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 At Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, patients have access to a physician 24-hours a day.

All of our doctors are highly skilled experts in rehabilitation medicine. They are physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists and they lead the team to help our patients achieve their highest level of independence. Brooks Rehabilitation is well connected with physicians who have privileges to see and/or admit to the hospital.  Learn more about our network of physicians. 




Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group



Trevor Paris, M.D.

Medical Director for Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, Vice President of Brooks Rehabilitation Specialists 

Dr. Paris is board certified by both the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He received his graduate education from the Medical University of South Carolina and spent his internship in the field of internal medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center, located in southern California. While there, he went on to complete his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Spending the majority of his professional career in Tennessee prior to joining Brooks, Dr. Paris previously served as the Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services for the Tennessee Christian Medical Center for over fifteen years. He also acted as President of the Tennessee Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Paris is a member of the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group*.


Kerry Maher, M.D.

Medical Director, Admitting
Medical Director, St. Vincent's Medical Center Total Joint Rehabilitation Managed by Brooks Rehabilitation
Consulting Physician

Dr. Maher is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She earned her B.S. degree in Physical Therapy at the Medical College of Georgia, and then went on to earn her M.D. at the Medical College of Georgia.

Dr. Maher did her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Before coming to Brooks, she was Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, for eight years where she received the Samuel L. Stover, M.D., Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Maher is participating in the Propranatal Study underway at the University of Florida, Shands, Jacksonville.

Dr. Maher is the mother of two boys and a girl, under the age of 10. Dr. Maher is a member of the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group*. 


Kenneth Ngo, M.D.

Brain Injury Program Medical Director

Dr. Ngo comes to Brooks from Milwaukee, WI, where he completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2006 and completed his internship at the Michigan State University. His Bachelor’s degree is in Biomechanical Engineering, which he believes provided him with a foundation of excellent problem solving skills and team work required for the practice of rehabilitation medicine.

In addition to directing the Brain Injury Program, Dr. Ngo has expanded the scope of outpatient care to include a Comprehensive Spasticity Management Program, a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussion) clinic, and a Musculoskeletal/Electrodiagnostic Medicine clinic. His research experience includes using botulinum toxins (such as Botox) and intrathecal baclofen pumps to help reduce spasticity and other movement disorders.

Dr. Ngo and his wife moved to Jacksonville from the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, where they are avid Badgers and Packers fans. In his free time, Dr. Ngo and his wife enjoy traveling and photography. Dr. Ngo is also a member of the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group.*


Howard Weiss D.O.

Dr. Weiss graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988 and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital of New York. He completed his internship at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals.

Dr. Weiss was an independent practitioner in the Jacksonville area for 16 years and joined the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group On June 1, 2012. Dr. Weiss’ specific interest and expertise in the area of orthopedic rehabilitation will strengthen and complement the excellent care currently provided by the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group.
 


Gloria Hou, MD

Dr. Hou specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). She completed her internship and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Hou was awarded the Elkins Award for having achieved the highest score of all the candidates who took Part 1 of the certification examination for the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Prior to her stint in Chicago, she received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and her bachelor’s degree in biochemical sciences from Harvard College. She feels privileged for the chance to return to her home state and to participate in the recovery of patients who have had life altering experiences. Though she enjoys taking care of the entire gamut of rehabilitative problems, her clinical focus is on the rehabilitation of patients with stroke, cardiac issues, and amputations.  Dr. Hou melds scientific evidence-based treatment with patient centric care.  She is a strong believer in the interdisciplinary model of treatment as the best method for treating complex neurologic and orthopedic disorders.  Dr. Hou joined our team July 31, 2012.


Tommy Yu, M.D.

Medical Director for Rehabilitation Services at Bartram Crossing 

Dr. Yu received his medical degree from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science at the Chicago Medical School. He also holds a Master's of Science in Applied Physiology and a Bachelor's degree in Biology. He received his post-graduate residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from the Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital at the University of Chicago, where he served as Chief Resident.

Prior to joining us at Brooks Rehabilitation, Dr Yu served as Assistant professor in the department of orthopedics and rehabilitation medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic. Dr. has participated in numerous scholarly presentations and research projects in a variety of subjects. Dr. Yu is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin as well as English.


 

Carolyn Geis, M.D.

 Medical Director, Halifax Health | Brooks Rehabilitation Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation

 

Dr. Geis is Medical Director for the Halifax Health | Brooks Rehabilitation – Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation unit at Halifax Health, and is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She serves on a national level on the board of directors for the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Geis received her medical degree from the University of Texas. She also holds a B.S. in Biology from Baylor University. She received her post-graduate training in physical medicine and rehabilitation from Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.


Jorge Perez Lopez, MD

 

Dr. Lopez joins us from Houston where he recently completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He received his MD from San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. In addition,  Dr. Lopez received the "Top of the Class Award" from San Juan Bautista and the Professionalism Award at Baylor College of Medicine during his PM& R Residency.

 Dr. Lopez Belongs to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American College of Sports Medicine,  the American Medical Association, as well as the Medical Association of Puerto Rico. He is fluent in both Spanish and English.
 


Katelyn W. Jordan, O.D.

 Low Vision Optometrist

 

Dr. Jordan joins us from the Medical University of South Carolina where she was a Clinical Instructor for Low Vision. She graduated with her O.D., Magna cum Laude, from the University of Houston, College of Optometry. She also holds her B.S. in exercise science from Florida State University. She belongs to the American Academy of Optometry and the American Optometry Association and has been awarded numerous awards and honors including Excellence in Low Vision Award, Presidential Graduate Fellowship, the Nelson Reber Eye Open Award, and the Dr. A.C. Marcaccio Memorial Scholarship.

Dr. Jordan heads up the Brooks Center for Low Vision Therapy where she works with patients who have low vision and need visual services and devices beyond traditional corrective lenses. She works closely with Florida Division of Blind Services to assist patients. She also consults on patients in the rehabilitation hospital and makes recommendations to help minimize the effects of visual changes on their rehabilitation process.


Adria Johnson, M.D.

  

 

Dr. Johnson received her M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Her post-graduate residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was obtained at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Johnson has numerous publications in subjects varying from acupuncture to neurologic rehabilitation.Dr. Johnson worked in Private practice for several years prior to joining the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group.


 

Natalya V. Bulaeva, M.D., Ph.D.

 

Dr. Bulaeva is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. from Russian Medical University in Moscow. She is fluent in both Russian and English. Dr. Bulaeva joins us from Kootenai Medical Center in Indiana. She completed her postgraduate residency training at Louisiana State University and her Fellowship at the University of Miami School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Bulaeva has a long list of publication in a wide range of subjects including paraplegia and cerebral palsy.

 

 

 

*Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group