Geetha Pandian, M.D.

Clinical Professor

Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Biography

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.

Education

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

Clinical Interests

Diabetic Foot Evaluations & Management
  • Amputations Related to Diabetes
  • Diabetic Foot Evaluations
  • Diabetic Inflammation &/Or Infections Evaluations
  • Diabetic Ulcer Evaluations
  • Neuropathy Evaluations
  • Vascular Assessments
Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
Geriatric Strengthening/Posture Rehabilitation Evaluations
  • Balance & Coordiation 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
  • Stroke

Research Interests

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

Publications

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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 in children and young adults

Byrant P, Pandian G Archieve of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2001 82(3 Supp 1) S3-8

Acquired limb deficiencies: perioperative management

Pandian G, Huang M, Duffy D Archieve of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2001 82 (3 Supp 1) S9-16

Daily functioning of patients with an amputated lower extremity

Pandian G, Kowalske K Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research 1999 361 91-97

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

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Books

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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