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John S. Harrell, M.D.Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

John S. Harrell, M.D.

John S. Harrell, M.D.

Education

  • Undergraduate Education: University of Texas, Austin, TX
    B.A. Biology
    Fall 1994-Spring 1998
  • Medical School or Graduate Education: UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
    Doctor of Medicine
    June 1998- Spring 2002
  • Post Graduate Training:
    • Internship: University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH,
      Transitional Year
      July 2002-June 2003
    • Residency:University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
      Phys. Med. Rehab., Chief Resident
      July 2003- June 2006

Academic Appointments

  • Current faculty position(s) at BCM:
    • 2017-Current BCM PM&R Vice Chairman of Education and Resident Program Director
    • 2014-Current BCM PM&R Residency Program Director
    • 2016 – Current :Associate professor, Dept. PM&R, Baylor College of Medicine
    • 2007 - 2016 :Assistant professor, Dept. PM&R, Baylor College of Medicine
    • 2009 – 2011 :Residency Program Director, BCM PM&R
    • 2008 – 2009: Associate Residency Program Director, BCM PM&R
  • Previous faculty position(s) at other institutions:
    • 2006 - 2007: Clinical Instructor, Dept. of PM&R, University of Cincinnati

Other advance training/experience

  • Formal Sabbatical leave
    Not applicable
  • Other specialized training following academic appointment
    Rice University Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management 2015
  • Other information
    • Honors or Award
      • Baylor College of Medicine/UTHSCH Alliance Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, 2007-8
      • Baylor College of Medicine/UTHSCH Alliance Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, 2008-9
      • Baylor College of Medicine/UTHSCH Alliance Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, 2009-2010
      • Fulbright & Jaworski L. L. P. Faculty Excellence Award, Teaching/Evaluation April 2013.
      • Baylor College of Medicine/UTHSCH Alliance Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, 2012-2013
      • Best Doctors 2013-current
      • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation BCM/UTH Alliance Clinical Excellence Award, 2015
      • Board Eligibility/CertificationBoard Certified in Phys. Med. Rehab, Dec 2007
        -Re-certified in Dec 2017
      • Registered in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, ARDMS
        September, 2013
      • Other non-academic positions:
        Not applicable

Research Information

  • Research Support
    Not applicable
  • National Scientific Participation
    Journal editorial boards, etc.
    Not applicable
  • Review panels, etc.
    • American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Manuscript Reviewer 2008-current
    • Critical Reviews in Rehabilitation Medicine, Manuscript reviewer

      Manuscript Reviewer 2008-current
    • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
      Accreditation review panel for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Labs 2011-2012
    • PLOS ONE online scientific journal, Manuscript reviewer 2014-current
  • Professional societies, etc.; elected positions, etc.
    American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
    • Invited guest oral board examiner, May 2012
    • Oral Board Examiner, May 2013
    • Oral board Examiner, 2014
    • Oral Board Examiner, 2015
  • Association of Academic PhysiatristsProgram Committee – 2007 – 2014
    Member 2007- Current
  • American Academy of Phys. Med. Rehab.2003 – Current
  • Regenerative Medicine Task force, Member-at-large for 2014
  • annual event pre-course
  • CME Committee 2013-current
  • American College of Physician Executives 2007 – 2009
  • Co-leader Houston Area Network 2008-2009
  • Member AAMC Group on Educational Affairs 2007-current
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Member 2011-current
  • Invited lectures, presentations, research seminars:
    National, International
    • Electromyography and Cervical Dystonia, Regional Workshop Advance Nerve Ablation Techniques, Feb. 2009
    • Nerve Blocks in Spasticity Management, Spasticity Pre-Course AAPM&R Annual Event, 2009, Austin, TX
    • Physical Activity and the Education of Medical Students, Residents and Physicians Course Director on behalf of Association of Academic Physiatrists AAMC Annual Event, 2009, Boston, MA
    • Electromyography and Cervical Dystonia, Regional Workshop Advance Nerve Ablation Techniques, Feb. 2010
    • UT/BCM PM&R Alliance Board Review Course Workshop on Therapy Prescription, April 2010
    • UT/BCM PM&R Alliance Board Review Course Therapy Prescription Writing, April 2010
    • Co-Director and Lecturer for Spasticity Management Pre-course
      AAPM&R Annual Event 2010, Seattle, Washington.
      Nerve Block Techniques in Spasticity Management
    • UT/BCM PM&R Alliance Board Review Course Therapy Prescription Writing, April 2011
    • Electromyography and Cervical Dystonia, Regional Workshop Ultrasound-guided Interventions, Feb. 2012
    • Management of spasticity and Cervical Dystonia, Regional Workshop Ultrasound-guided interventions, Sept, 2012
    • Spasticity Management Pre-course
      AAPM&R Annual Event 2012, Atlanta, GA
      Ultrasound-guided spasticity procedures.
    • Featured Lecturer, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Pre-course
      Ultrasound in Upper extremity spasticity procedures, Table trainer.
      AAPM&R Annual Event Nov. 2014
    • Lower Extremity MSK: Common Conditions, Diagnosis and Treatment
      2016 Comprehesive PM&R Review Course, April 2016
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Pre-course Online lecture: Ultrasound in Upper extremity spasticity procedures, Table trainer.
      AAPM&R Annual Event Oct. 2016
    • Spasticity Management Pre-course (Anticipated) AAPM&R Annual Event 2017, Denver, CO Table trainer, Nerve Blocks in Spasticity Management
  • Publications:

    • Published in referred journals
      • Harrell JS1, Chiou-Tan FY , Zhang H,3 Kass JS, Taber KH. Procedure-oriented Sectional Anatomy of the Shoulder. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2009 September/October;33(5):814-817.
      • Kass JS, Chiou-Tan FY, Harrell JS, Zhang H, Taber KH: Sectional neuroanatomy of the pelvic floor, J Computer Assisted Tomography, 34(3): 473-477, 2010.
      • Sanchez O, Harrell JS, Chiou-Tan FY, Zhang H, Taber KH. Procedure-Oriented Sectional Anatomy of the Elbow. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2012 Jan;36(1):157-160.
      • Chiou-Tan FC, Harrell JS, Oscar S, Kass JS, Zhang H, Taber KH, Procedure-oriented Sectional Anatomy of the Wrist J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2012 July;36(4):502-504.
      • Harrell JS, Stimmler E, Chiou-Tan, FC, Oscar S_, , Zhang H, Taber KH, Procedure-oriented Sectional Anatomy Hip Region. J Comput Assist Tomogr 2014 January/February:38(1):142-145
      • Chiou-Tan FY, Pandit S, Harrell JS, Furr-Stimming E, Zhang H, Taber KH: Procedure-oriented Sectional Anatomy of the Knee, J Computer Assisted Tomography, (in press), 2014
      • Furr-Stimming E, Chiou-Tan FY, Harrell JS, Zhang H, Taber KH.  Procedure Oriented Sectional Anatomy of the Ankle. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 2014;38(6):992-5.
      • Chiou-Tan FY, Furr-Stimming E, John J, Harrell JS, Zhang H, Taber KH: Procedure-oriented Sectional Anatomy of the Foot, J Computer Assisted Tomography,39(1): 140-142, 2015.
      • S Hou, J Harrell, S Li. Ultrasonographic validation of anatomical landmarks for localization of the tendon of the long head of biceps brachii. BioMed Research International. Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:1925104. PMID: 28299316
    • Other full papers
      • Bouffard K, Harrell JS. Knowledge NOW Review: Immune-mediated brachial plexopathies. Epub, www.aapmr.org, Jan 2012.
      • Moody E, Harrell JS. Knowledge NOW Review: Critical Illness Myopathy. Epub, www.aapmr.org, Aug 2016
        • published without review by peer group
          Not applicable.
        • In preparation
    • Abstracts given during last three years (Total abstracts =11)
      • Sanchez O, Taber K, Harrell J, Chiou-Tan FY: Procedure oriented sectional anatomy of the elbow. Assoc Acad Physiatrists, Phoenix, AZ, Apr, 2011.
      • Chiou-Tan FY, Harrell JS, Sanchez O, Zhang H, Taber K: Procedure oriented sectional anatomy of the wrist and hand, Amer Acad Phys Med Rehabil, Orlando, FL, Nov, 2011. (accepted pending presentation)
      • Chiou-Tan FY, Harrell JS, Sanchez O, Zhang H, Taber K: Procedure oriented sectional anatomy of the Hip. Assoc Acad Physiatrists, Las Vegas NV, Feb 2012.
      • Pandit S, Taber KH, Harrell JS, Furr-Stimming, E, Zhang H, Chiou-Tan FY: Procedure-Oriented Sectional Anatomy of the Knee. Amer Acad Phys Med Rehabil, Atlanta, GA, Nov 2012
      • Furr-Stimming E, Harrell JS, Taber K, Zhang H, Chiou-Tan FY: Procedure oriented sectional anatomy of the foot and ankle, 16th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders - Movement Disorders Society, Dublin, Ireland, June, 2012
      • Anatomical landmarks for localization of the tendon of the long head of biceps brachii with ultrasonographic validation. 2016, AAP Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA
    • Books
      • complete books written
        Not applicable
      • books edited
        Not applicable
      • book chapters written
        Not applicable
    • Other works communicating research results to scientific colleagues
      • Peer reviewed Case Reports:
        Not applicable.
      • Peer reviewed Brief Reports:
        Not applicable
    • Other works communicating research results to general public
      Not applicable

    Teaching Information

    • Didactic course work:
      • Courses taught at BCM within the Primary department
      • Courses taught at BCM external to Primary department
      • Courses taught at other institutions while at BCM
    • Curriculum development work
      Complete Revision of all residency goals and objectives, 2010
    • C.Non-didactic teaching while at BCM:
      • Resident training
        • 2-3 residents/rotation (24-36 residents/yr, 9 half days/week, all year, every year) In outpatient and procedural clinics.
        • Mentor for Critical Review of the Literature 2008: 2 Residents
        • Mentor for Critical Review of the Literature 2009: 1 Resident
        • Mentor for Critical Review of the Literature 2010: 2 Residents
        • Mentor for Critical Review of the Literature 2011: 2 residents
        • Mentor for Critical Review of the Literature, 2012: 1 resident, winner best review.
        • Mentor for Critical Review of the Literature, 2013: 1 resident
      • Clinical Fellow training
        Not applicable
      • Research Fellow training
        Not applicable
      • Graduate Student training
        Not applicable
      • e.Medical student mentoring
        Mentor for Medical Student 2-4 week rotation in PM&R, approx. 10 students/yr
    • Lectures
      • International
        Not applicable
      • National
        • Workshops or Seminars
          • Strategies for Step I: 42nd Baylor College of Medicine/UT Houston Comprehensive PM&R Board Review Course, April 2008
          • Team Training: Competence Development in Medical Education, Course Director, AAMC Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Nov. 2008
          • What Every Medical Director Should Know About Patient Safety. Workshop, AAPPM&R 2008 Annual Event, San Diego, CA
          • Advanced Nerve Ablation Techniques. Workshop, AAPM&R 2008 Annual Event, San Diego, CA
          • Course Co-director, Course A: Medical education and Administration, 2009 Assoc. of Acad. Phys. Annual event.
          • Arthritis and Joint Replacement: 42nd Baylor College of Medicine/UT Houston Comprehensive PM&R Board Review Course, April 2009
          • Advanced Nerve Ablation Techniques. Workshop, AAPM&R 2009 Annual Event, Austin, TX
          • Therapy Prescription Writing: 43nd Baylor College of Medicine/UT Houston Comprehensive PM&R Board Review Course, April 2010
          • Co-Director and Lecturer for Spasticity Precourse Nerve Block Techniques in Spasticity Management AAPM&R Annual Event 2010, Seattle, Washington.
          • Advanced Nerve Ablation Techniques. Workshop, AAPM&R 2010 Annual Event, Seattle, WA
          • Director for Course “C” and speaker Physical Activity in Medicine Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Assembly, AZ, 2010
          • Spasticity Management Pre-course AAPM&R Annual Event 2012, Atlanta, GA Ultrasound-guided spasticity procedures
          • Basics of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Course Director Baylor College of Medicine/UT Houston Comprehensive PM&R Review Course Anticipated March 2014
          • Featured Lecturer, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Pre-course Ultrasound in Upper extremity spasticity procedures, Table trainer. AAPM&R Annual Event Nov. 2014
          • Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal disorders Baylor College of Medicine Comprehensive PM&R Review Course Anticipated March 2015
          • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Pre-course Online lecture: Ultrasound in Upper extremity spasticity procedures, Table trainer. AAPM&R Annual Event Oct. 2016
        • Poster presentations – Last three years (Total = 10)
          • Sanchez O, Taber K, Harrell J, Chiou-Tan FY: Procedure oriented sectional anatomy of the elbow. Assoc Acad Physiatrists, Phoenix, AZ, Apr, 2011.
          • Chiou-Tan FY, Harrell JS, Sanchez O, Zhang H, Taber K: Procedure oriented sectional anatomy of the wrist and hand, Amer Acad Phys Med Rehabil, Orlando, FL, Nov, 2011. (accepted pending presentation)
          • Chiou-Tan FY, Harrell JS, Sanchez O, Zhang H, Taber K: Procedure oriented sectional anatomy of the Hip. Assoc Acad Physiatrists, Las Vegas NV, Feb 2012.
          • Pandit S, Taber KH, Harrell JS, Furr-Stimming, E, Zhang H, Chiou-Tan FY: Procedure-Oriented Sectional Anatomy of the Knee. Amer Acad Phys Med Rehabil, Atlanta, GA, Nov 2012
          • Furr-Stimming E, Harrell JS, Taber K, Zhang H, Chiou-Tan FY: Procedure oriented sectional anatomy of the foot and ankle, 16th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders - Movement Disorders Society, Dublin, Ireland, June, 2012
          • Anatomical landmarks for localization of the tendon of the long head of biceps brachii with ultrasonographic validation. 2016, AAP Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA
        • Regional
          • Electromyography and Cervical Dystonia, Regional Workshop Advance Nerve Ablation Techniques, Feb. 2009
          • Electromyography and Cervical Dystonia, Regional Workshop Advance Nerve Ablation Techniques, Feb. 2010
          • Upper extremity spasticity and Cervical Dystonia, Regional Workshop Upper extremity spasticity, Aug.. 2011
          • Upper extremity spasticity and cervical Dystonia, Cadaver workshop Upper extremity procedures, Oct. 2011.
        • Local
          • PM&R Mystery- Bone Health Resident Lecture, Dec. 2007
          • Medical Acupuncture Resident Lecture, Jan. 2008
          • Serotonin Syndrome Resident Lecture, Jan. 2008
          • Neuro ACES Resident Neurological examination workshop Feb. 2008
          • The Anatomy of Brain Injury -Quentin Mease Community Hospital Brain injury Support Group Jan. 2008
          • PM&R Mystery- Ankle Injuries Resident Lecture, Feb 2008
          • Introduction to Stroke Community Stroke Education Forum Keynote Speaker Feb. 2008
          • DVT in Rehabilitation PM&R Unit Educational Series, QMCH March 2008
          • PM&R Mystery- EMG waveforms Resident Lecture, Apr. 2008
          • PM&R Mystery- Musculoskeletal Radiology Resident Lecture, Nov. 2008
          • PM&R Mystery- Functional Resident Lecture, Feb. 2009 Neuroanatomy
          • Neuro ACES Resident Neurological examination workshop Feb. 2009
          • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Journal Club Resident Lecture, Apr. 2009
          • Differential Diagnosis in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Resident Lecture, Apr. 2009
          • How to run effective meetings Resident Lecture, May 2010
          • Neurorehab Therapy Grand Rounds 3 Hour Lecture Series to neurorehab therapists A Physicians View of Spasticity August 2010
          • Neurorehab Therapy Grand Rounds Understanding Neurogenic Bladder Feb, 2011
          • BCH/UT PMR Alliance Grand Rounds Diagnostic and procedural Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the Shoulder October, 2012
          • Neurorehab Therapy Grand Rounds 2 Hour Lecture Series to neurorehab therapists A Physicians View of Spasticity December 2012
          • Trochanteric bursitis? Is that your PM&R Grand Rounds Final Answer??? August 2014
          • Ultrasound in Spasticity Resident Lecture Management May 2014
          • Partnership for Baylor College of Invited Speaker Medicine, Fountain of Youth March 2015 Luncheon
          • Pathology of the forearm Resident Lecture September 2016
          • Pathology of the wrist/hand Resident Lecture September 2016
          • US evaluation of the shoulder Resident Workshop September 2016
    • Visiting professorships:
      Not applicable

    Medical And Service Information

    • Patient care responsibilities at BCM and/or its Affiliated Institutions
      • Department-wide
        • Inpatient PM&R Medical Director and attending physician, Quentin Mease Community Hospital 10/07 to 8/12
        • Spasticity and musculoskeletal Ultrasound clinic, 10/07 to 2/14
        • PM&R musculoskeletal clinic, Baylor Clinic, 7/12 to current.
        • Weekend coverage, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital 10/07 to current
        • Section or specialty
          As above
    • Clinical laboratory responsibilities at BCM
      Not applicable
    • National education or voluntary health organization participation
      Member AAMC Group on Educational Affairs
    • Administrative assignments at BCM
      • PMR Department administration, committees, etc.
        • Graduate Medical Education Committee, 2007 – 2008
        • Co-Chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee, 2008-2009
        • BCM PM&R Executive Committee, 2008 – current
        • Associate Residency Program Director, BCM, PM&R: 2008 to 2010
        • Associate Alliance Residency Program Director, BCM/UTH PM&R 2008-2010
        • UT/BCM Alliance Executive Committee: Elected Representative 1/1/09 to 12/31/10
        • Residency Program Director, BCM, PM&R: 2010-2011
        • Chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee, 2010-2011
        • Alliance Residency Program Director, BCM/UTH PM&R 2010-2011
        • BCM PM&R Residency Program Director, 2014-current
        • ICD-10 Transition Department Champion, 2014
        • Musculoskeletal Champion for Comprehensive Review of PM&R, March 2015
        • BCM PM&R Leadership Committee, 2014-current
        • BCM Residency Program Director 2014-current
        • BCM PM&R Vice Chairman of Education and Residency Program Director. 2017-Current
        • Musculoskeletal and Exercise Medical Director for BCM 360, Executive Health Program.
      • Baylor College administration, committees, etc.
        • Graduate Medical Education Committee, 2008-2011
        • Residency Internal Review Subcommittee, 2008-2011 (8 program reviews)
        • Multidisciplinary Spine/MSK Center Development team, 2014-current
        • Graduate Medical Education Committee 2014-current
      • Harris County Hospital District:
        • PM&R Program Leadership Committee, 2007 – 2012
        • Co-Chairman, Quentin Mease Code Blue Committee, 2007 – 2012
        • Quentin Mease Falls PI Committee, 2007 – 2009
        • PM&R Executive Committee, 2007- Current
        • Credentials Committee for Ben Taub General Hospital and Quentin Mease Community Hospital, 2010-2012
      • Other pertinent information not given above.
        • Invited Member, Houston Marathon Medical Committee 2013-2016
        • Medical Race Crew Captain for Chevron Houston Marathon 2012-2016
        • Invited medical support crew for 2012 Marathon Olympic Trials, Houston, Texas
        • Medical Director, Pursuit Cross Country Ride to benefit The Center Summer 2016

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