Dr. Cindy B. Ivanhoe, M.D.
Attending Physician, Brain Injury and Stroke Program, TIRR Memorial Hermann
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School
Dr. Cindy B. Ivanhoe, M.D., has been an admitting, affiliated physician to the Brain Injury and Stroke programs at TIRR Memorial Hermann since 1993. She served as director of the programs from 1996-2006 and has been board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 1993.
Dr. Ivanhoe received her medical degree at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Mexico, completed postgraduate training at Fifth Pathway through New York Medical College and New Rochelle Hospital and Medical Center in New Rochelle, New York. She completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she was chief resident, followed by a clinical fellowship in brain injury rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine at TIRR Memorial Hermann.
Awards and Accolades
Listed among the Best Doctors in America® since 2007, Dr. Ivanhoe has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Elizabeth and Sidney Licht Award (American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine), the Roy H. Cullen Quality of Life Award, the Brain Injury Association of Texas Lifetime Achievement Award and the Annual Ursula Krusen Award for Best Research Paper, presented by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
She is a two-time winner of the R. Edward Carter Jr., M.D., Clinical Achievement Award for Continuing Contributions and Accomplishments, presented by the Baylor-UTHealth Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Alliance. She is listed among U.S.News & World Report’s Top Doctors and was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the International Neurotoxin Association.
Dr. Ivanhoe is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Task Force on Quality, Practice, Policy and Research (QPPR) and AAPM&R’s Task Force on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Task Force on Spasticity, and the Houston Area Parkinson Society Advisory Committee. She is a past president and past vice-president of the Active Medical Staff at TIRR Memorial Hermann.
Dr. Ivanhoe’s clinical and research interests include spasticity and other movement disorders, medical complications of brain injury, the continuum of care for brain injury and neuropharmacology.
Services provided by Dr. Ivanhoe include inpatient management of persons who have sustained: