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Dr. Eric Kerstman, MD, MPH, FAAPMR

Dr. Eric KerstmanAttending Physician

Dr. Kerstman, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.M.R., is a physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physician. He is board certified in aerospace medicine, pain medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Kerstman has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., a medical degree from SUNY/HSCB in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a master's in public health from The University of Texas Medical Branch
at Galveston.

Dr. Kerstman completed a residency in PM&R at the New York University Medical Center Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in 1995. He also completed a residency in aerospace medicine/preventive medicine from UTMB in June 2007. During this two-year program, Dr. Kerstman completed course work for his master's in public health and practicum rotations at Brooks Air Force Base, the Federal Aviation Administration and Johnson Space Center. Employed as a flight surgeon at Wyle/UTMB/Johnson Space Center since graduation, his goal is to combine his backgrounds in engineering, PM&R and aerospace medicine in support of clinical care and research in the fields of PM&R and space medicine.

He is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and an assistant professor of clinical preventive medicine with the department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at UTMB-Galveston. He is also an advanced projects physician with Wyle/UTMB/Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Dr. Kerstman is involved in research and is a published author as well as a presenter at local, state and national conferences and meetings.


  • General physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Pain management