Medical School
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1983)
Hospital Municipal (1983), Internal Medicine
South Juan Veterans Medical Center (1987), Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Baylor College of Medicine PM&R (2000), Research

Clinical Interest

Research Interest

  • Disability following breast cancer diagnosis


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Predictors of mammography use in older women with disability: the patient?s perspectives.
Caban M, Kuo YF, Raji M, Tan A, Freeman J. Medical Oncology. September 2010 September 2010
Rehabilitation of breast-related functional deficits.
Caban ME, Yadav R. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2008 Vol 20(1) 1-23
Mammography Use - Partially Mediate Disparities of Tumor Size in Women with Social Security Disabilities
Caban ME, Freeman JL, Mahnken J., Kuo, YF, Nosek MA Women and Health 2008 46(4) 1-17
The Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis on Rehabilitation Outcomes After Lower Extremity Arthroplasty. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology
Nguyen-Oghalai T, Grecula M., Caban M, Granger C., Ottenbacher K, Goodwin, JS Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 2007 13(5) 247-250
The Relationship of Depressive Symptoms to Shoulder Mobility Among Older Women: Assessment at One Year After Breast Cancer Diagnosis.
Caban ME, Freeman JL, Zhang D., Jansen C., Ostir G., Goodwin JS Clinical Rehabilitation 2006 20(6) 512-522

Honors & Awards

  • Freeman Endowment Fund
    Development of Minority Faculty, UTMB (2008)
  • Leadership Fellow
    National Hispanic Medical Association (2006)
  • Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award
  • Interdisciplinary Research Award
    Alpha Delta Chapter of Sigman Theta Tau International (2004)
  • Interdisciplinary Research Award
    Alpha Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (2003)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Medical Association
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • International Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation