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

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Develop Exercise Programs to increase Endurance & Mobility
  • Optimize Physical Strength & Minimize Limitations from Cancer
  • 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