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Dr. Lisa Rose Wenzel

Dr. Lisa Rose WenzelAttending Physician, TIRR Memorial Hermann

Spinal Cord Injury and Specialty Rehab Programs

Lisa R. Wenzel, M.D., is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina and her medical degree at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Following an internship in internal medicine at Harbor Hospital Center in Baltimore, Maryland, she completed her residency at the Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas Medical School at Houston Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance. She completed a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the Alliance in 2009.

As an attending physician at TIRR, Dr. Wenzel's focus will be on caring for inpatients and outpatients with spinal cord injuries. She is a co-investigator in the NeuroRecovery Network project. She is involved in a urologic study evaluating the effect of botulinum toxin use on the urinary sphincter of acute SCI patients in an attempt to prevent detrusor sphincter dyssynergia. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Spinal Injury Association.

Services

Dr. Wenzel's clinical responsibilities include outpatient management of persons who have sustained spinal cord injuries.

Her clinical services include care in the following areas:

  • Comprehensive assessment of patients with spinal cord injury
  • Neurogenic bladder management
  • Neurogenic bowel management
  • Pressure ulcers assessment and management
  • Spasticity management
  • Neuropathic pain management
  • Coordination of services needed for spinal cord injured patients