Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as electrodiagnostic medicine. Interests include pediatric rehabilitation, amputee rehabilitation, diabetic foot ulcerations,Spasticity Management with Botox Injections, electromyography and nerve conduction studies.


Medical School
Tirunelveli Medical College (1971)
Tirunelveli Medical School, India (1972), Rotating
Parkland Memorial Hospital (1978), Rotating
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1980), Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interest

Diabetic Foot Evaluations & Management

  • Amputations Related to Diabetes
  • Diabetic Foot Evaluations
  • Diabetic Inflammation &/Or Infections Evaluations
  • Diabetic Ulcer Evaluations
  • Neuropathy Evaluations
  • Post Amputee Rehabilitation
  • Vascular Assessments

Electrodiagnostic Medicine

  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies

Geriatric Strengthening/Posture Rehabilitation Evaluations

  • Balance & Coordination Evaluations
  • Fall Prevention
  • Fractures Rehabilitation in the Elderly
  • Joint Replacement Rehabilitation in the Elderly
  • Osteoarthritis in the Elderly
  • Osteoporosis in the Elderly

Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • Back Pain (Athletes)
  • Degenerative Arthritis Conditions (Inflammatory, Osteoarthritis, & Rheumatoid)
  • Tendonitis

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

  • Botox Injections
  • Diabetic Wound Management
  • Joint Injection (Viscosupplementation)
  • Medical Management
  • Neuropathic Pain Management
  • Physical & Occupational Therapy

Spasticity Management

  • Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Stroke

Research Interest

  • Acute Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Electrodiagnostic testing
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Spasticity management


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Physiatric management of the diabetic foot and foot ulcers
Helm P, Pandian G PM&R: State of Art Reviews 2002 Chapter 9
Acquired limb deficiencies. 2. Perioperative management.
Pandian G, Huang ME, Duffy DA Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2001 Mar 82 3 Suppl 1 S9-S16
Acquired limb deficiencies. 1. Acquired limb deficiencies in children and young adults.
Bryant PR, Pandian G Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2001 Mar 82 3 Suppl 1 S3-8
Daily functioning of patients with an amputated lower extremity.
Pandian G, Kowalske K Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 1999 Apr 361 91-7
Rehabilitation of the patient with peripheral vascular disease and diabetic foot disorders
Pandian G, Hamid F, Hammond M Rehabilitation Medicine: Principles and Practice 1998 Philadelphia: Lippincott 1517-44
Neuromuscular problems in the burn patient: cause and prevention.
Helm PA, Pandian G, Heck E Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1985 Jul 66 7 451-3


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Lower Limb Peripheral Vascular Disease. In Randall L. Braddom (ed.) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 4th ed.

Knapton S, PandianG (2011). Elsevier Inc

Rehabilitation of the Patient with Peripheral Vascular Disease and Diabetic Foot Problems. In DeLisa et al (eds) Principles and Practice of Rehabilitation Medicine 3rd ed

Pandian G, Hamid F, Hammond M (1998). Philadelphia, Lippincott-Raven

Honors & Awards

  • Gold Medal Winner
    Madurai University, India (1971)
  • Academic Honors Class I
    Madras University, India (1966)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Dallas-Fort Worth PM&R Metroplex Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation