Surendra Barshikar, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in management and Rehabiliation of patients with Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke and other Neuro-Rehabiliation issues.

He is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation and Brain Injury Medicine.

He is the Co-Director of the Concussion program and the Medical Director of the PMR Aston clinic and the PMR Parkland clinics.

Dr. Barshikar is a member of multiple professional organizations, including the Association of Academic Physiatrists, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the International Sciety of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 


Medical School
Dr Vaishampayan Memorial Medical College (2005)
Wayne State University (2009), General Surgery
New York Medical College Metropolitan Hospital Center (2012), Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Research Interest

  • Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Long COVID/ Post Acute Sequalae of COVID
  • Spasticity Management


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Heart Failure and Disability in Community-Dwelling Older Adults in the United States-1999 to 2018: Data From National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Seo Y, Wang J, Barnes D, Barshikar S, Clin Nurs Res 2021 Dec 10547738211061620
Rehabilitation providers experiences with rapid telerehabilitation implementation during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Unites States
Rupali Kumar, Candice Osborne, Robert Rinaldi, Jason A.D. Smith, Shannon B. Juengst, Surendra Barshikar Scientific archives, Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 Volume 3 Issue 2
Imaging Acute Metabolic Changes in Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Using Hyperpolarized [1-13C]Pyruvate.
Hackett EP, Pinho MC, Harrison CE, Reed GD, Liticker J, Raza J, Hall RG, Malloy CR, Barshikar S, Madden CJ, Park JM, iScience 2020 Dec 23 12 101885
Constance Li, BS, and Surendra Barshikar, MD AJPMR 2017 Volume 96 Issue 3 - p 84
Impact of evaluating antibiotic concentrations in abdominal abscesses percutaneously drained.
Zimmerman LH, Tyburski JG, Glowniak J, Singla R, Lavery T, Nailor M, Stassinopoulus J, Hong K, Barshikar S, Dolman HS, Baylor AE, Wilson RF Am. J. Surg. 2011 Mar 201 3 348-52; discussion 352


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Honors & Awards

  • Future Leaders Program
    Selected for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Future Leaders Program (2019-2022)
  • Teaching Faculty of the Year 2017- PMR UTSW
  • Award for Academic Excellence
  • Chief Resident

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation (2012)
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2012)
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) (2009)
  • Texas Medical Association (2016)