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Dr. Lisa Rose Wenzel, MD

Dr. Lisa Rose Wenzel

Attending 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.


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

Patient Stories

Braxton Taylor patient storyDiagnosed in 2008, Taylor has had neurosurgery every year since then for treatment of the disorder and related conditions. In July 2013, he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in the left frontal lobe of the brain that left him with hemiplegia. Read the full story »

Wes Brown: Back on the Road AgainWes Brown was hauling a load of saltwater from an oilfield in East Texas to a nearby disposal site when the tires on the rear axle of his 18-wheeler hit a pothole and bounced onto the shoulder of the road. As he tried to center his trailer, the steer tire on the passenger side hit another pothole, causing the saltwater to sway to the right side of the tank. The force of the motion caused the rig to roll over. Read the full story »