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*.
Jeff Johns, M.D.
Associate Medical Director, Brooks Health System
Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Center of Excellence
Dr. Johns is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has sub-specialty certification in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Dr. Johns has co-authored more than 15 peer reviewed articles in journals such as Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Muscle and Nerve, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Topics in Spinal Cord Injury. He has also been an Assistant Professor at MCV/VCU and has served as a guest oral examiner for the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Prior to joining Brooks, Dr. Johns worked at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte and held several leadership roles in the organization. Dr. Johns is a member of the Brooks Rehabilitation Medial Group*.
Kerry Maher, M.D.
Medical Director, Admitting
Medical Director, St. Vincent's Medical Center Total Joint Rehabilitation Managed by Brooks Rehabilitation
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 the Medical College of Wisconsin where he completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). He received his doctorate 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 provides him with the problem solving skills for an excellent foundation in his chosen specialty of PM&R.
In addition to the inpatient Brain Injury Program, Dr. Ngo has expanded the scope of outpatient care to include a Comprehensive Spasticity Management Program, a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury clinic, and an 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. His most recent research work includes using electrodiagnostic studies to differentiate lower extremity neuropathies, and his paper will soon be published in the Archives of PM&R.
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 enjoys photography and cooking. He and his wife also love to travel, especially to lesser known destinations. 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 treatement 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.
*Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group