St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's third-
largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas, including
seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers, and two
freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

Visit our main website at www.StDavids.com

Juan M. Latorre, MD

Dr. Latorre

Juan M. Latorre, MD, received his medical degree from Pontifica Universidad Javeriana School of Medicine in Bogotá, Colombia. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas Alliance in Houston, where he also completed Fellowship training in Spinal Cord Injury. Dr. Latorre pursued further Fellowship training in Advanced Spinal Cord Injury at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-Department of Veteran Affairs in Dallas. Since 2004, he has held two voluntary faculty positions: Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Dr. Latorre served as the Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program at Memorial Hermann/The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) in Houston, and is currently the Medical Director for Spinal Cord Injury and Amputee Programs at St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, and has presented professional publications at dozens of medical conferences, and maintains a private practice in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Education:

Fellowship, 2003-2004
Advanced Spinal Cord Injury
UT Southwestern Medical Center-Department of Veterans Affairs
North Texas Health Care System
Spinal Cord Injury Service
Dallas, TX

Fellowship, 2002-2003
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine / University of Texas Alliance, Institute for Rehabilitation & Research (TIRR) and Houston VAMC
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury Program
Houston, TX

Resident, 1999-2002
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Baylor College of Medicine / University of Texas Alliance
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Houston, TX

Internship, 1998-1999
Internal Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
Michael Reese Hospital
Chicago, IL

Medical Doctor, 1988-1994
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, School of Medicine
Bogotá, Colombia

Clinical & Academic Appointments:

Present Medical Director of Spinal Cord Injury & Amputee Programs
St. David’s HealthCare
Austin, Texas

Director, 2008-2009
Spinal Cord Injury Program, Memorial Hermann/TIRR Hospital Houston, Texas

Spinal Cord injury Fellowship Director, 2007-2009
Memorial Hermann/TIRR Hospital
Houston, Texas

Co-Director, 2004-2009
Spinal Cord Injury Program,
Memorial Hermann/TIRR HospitalM
Houston, Texas

Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Medical Staff, 2004-2009
Houston, Texas
Voluntary Faculty, 2004-Present
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center/Medical School
Houston, Texas

Voluntary Faculty, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2004-Present
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Memorial Hermann Hospital, 2004-2009
Consulting Staff
Houston, Texas

Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, 2004-2009
Consulting Staff
Houston, Texas

Member of Medical Care Center Rehabilitation, 2004-2009
Physicians (MCRP)
Houston, Texas

Licensure & Certification:

License – Texas, 2003

Unrestricted Colombian Medical License, 1996

Completion Certificate on Human Participants Protection Education for Research Teams Sponsored by National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2007

Certificate of Completion for participation in the Medtronic Course entitled Management of Spasticity in MS and Stroke an ITB Basic/Intermediate Course Presented in Boston, 2007

Certified by the American Heart Association as an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider, 2008

Board certified in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Permanent Certification #389 valid through 2013

Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Permanent certification #7332 valid through 2013

Certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Certificate #0-576-385-9 received 1997 (valid indefinitely)

Honors and Awards

Best Doctors 2007-2008. Elected by peers (worldwide database of 50,000 top medical specialists in more than 400 subspecialties)

Physician of the Year in 2007: Memorial Hermann/ Institute for Rehabilitation and Research

Young Faculty Academic Achievement Award 2008: Baylor College of Medicine/ The University of Texas Medical School at Houston/ Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Alliance

Professional Organizations

International Spinal Cord Society, Full Member

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Fellow Member

American Paraplegia Society, Active Member

Texas Medical Association, Active Member

Travis County Medical Association, Active Member

Best Doctors in America® 2007-2008

Presentations

“Rehabilitative Care of Spinal Cord Injury”. Presented at the 10th Annual Neuroscience Conference. Organized by St David’s Rehabilitation Hospital. September 2009

“Pressure Ulcers”. Presented at the 43rd Comprehensive Review Course in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Organized by Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, Texas. April 2009

“Pressure Ulcers”. Presented at the 42nd Comprehensive Review Course in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Organized by Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, Texas. April 21, 2008

“Acute Care in SCI” PVA Annual Training for their National Service Officers: presentation: Veterans Affairs Hospital in Houston, Texas. February 20, 2008

Pulmonary Management of Spinal Cord Injury. Noon Conference Presentation. Baylor College of Medicine / University of Texas, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance. Houston, Texas. September 21, 2007.

“Functional Goals & Prognosis based on Spinal Cord Injury Neurologic Level”: Spinal Cord Injury Lecture Presentation: Baylor College of Medicine / University of Texas, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance. Houston, Texas. July 30, 2007

“Amputee” Clinical Problems of the Neuromusculoskeletal System, PM&R Lecture Elective, Block 6 – Basic Science Curriculum, PM&R Alliance Dept. of Education, May 22, 2007

“Pressure Ulcers”. Presented at the 41st Comprehensive Review Course in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Organized by Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, Texas. March 29, 2007

“Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Spinal Cord Injury”, Paradigm Network Training, Houston, Texas, Nov. 2006
“Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation”. Presented at the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) 2006 Scientific Program. July 29th, 2006

“Amputee” Clinical Problems of the Neuromusculoskeletal System, PM&R Lecture Elective, Block 6 – Basic Science Curriculum, PM&R Alliance Dept. of Education, May 23, 2006

“Pressure Ulcers”. Presented at the 40th Comprehensive Review Course in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Organized by Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, Texas. April, 2006

“Pressure Ulcers”. Presented at the 39th Comprehensive Review Course in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Organized by Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, Texas. April 6, 2005

“Clinical Efficacy of Lower Dose Aminoglycoside Treatment for Lower Tract UTI in Spinal Cord Injury Patients”. Sixth Annual Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Scientific Day, UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dallas, Texas. June 19, 2004

Role of Cannabinoids in the Management of Spasticity in SCI and MS. Current Journal Club Presentation, UT Southwestern Medical Center / Department of Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System. Dallas, Texas. February 26, 2004

Resistive Inspiratory Muscle Training in Subjects with Chronic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. Current Journal Club Presentation, UT Southwestern Medical Center / Department of Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System. Dallas, Texas. October 7, 2003

Pulmonary Management of Spinal Cord Injury. Noon Conference Presentation. Baylor College of Medicine / University of Texas, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance. Houston, Texas. Jan 20, 2003.

Late Recovery Following Spinal Cord Injury. Review of a case report and literature. Noon Conference Presentation. Baylor College of Medicine / University of Texas, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance. Houston, Texas. October 7, 2002

Introduction to Upper Extremity Prosthetics. Grand Rounds Presentation, Baylor College of Medicine / University of Texas, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance. Houston, Texas. January 25, 2002

Nerve conduction measures in mild diabetic neuropathy in the Early Diabetes Intervention Trial: The effects of age, sex, type of diabetes, disease duration and anthropometric factors. Current Journal Club Presentation, Baylor College of Medicine / University of Texas, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance. Houston, Texas. June 29, 2001

Rehabilitation of Patients with Burns. Resident Presentation, Baylor College of Medicine / University of Texas, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance. Houston, Texas. May 29, 2001

Clean intermittent catheterization and prevention of renal disease in spinal cord injury patients. Current Journal Club Presentation, Baylor College of Medicine / University of Texas, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance. Houston, Texas. April 14, 2000

Serial Computerized Tomographic Evaluations in Traumatic Head Injury. Core Journal Club Presentation, Baylor College of Medicine / University of Texas, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance. Houston, Texas. November 12, 1999

Publications

Castillo, Teodoro; Latorre Juan; Donovan, William: Algorithm for Ventilatory Management of High Tetraplegia: A Guide for Clinicians. Presented at the 2009 Congress on Spinal Cord Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dallas, September 2009

Francisco, Gerard; Latorre, Juan; Ivanhoe, Cindy: Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy for spastic Hyertonia in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain Injury. March 2007; 21(3):335-338

Latorre, Juan; Donovan, William. Postoperative Management and Rehabilitation of Thoracolumbar Fractures. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Thoracolumbar Fractures monograph. Charles Reitman, MD Editor. March 2004

Latorre, Juan. Rehab in Review, monthly national Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation publication. Contributing Editor from July1999 to June 2002

Research

HSC-MS-06-0160 – Principal Investigator
A prospective, randomized, parallel-group, multi-center study to compare the occurrence of urinary tract infections in patients with spinal cord injury using either coated or uncoated intermittent catheters.

TIRR-MHH site Medical Director.
Christopher Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network. Body Weight Supported Treadmill Locomotor Training.
Susan Harkema, PhD; Principal Investigator

HSC-MS-03-309 -- Co-Principal Investigator
Prevention of UTI in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury
William Donovan, Principal Investigator

HSC-MS-06-0467-- Co-Principal Investigator
Botulinum Toxin A treatment of Detrusor External Sphincter Dyssynergia during early spinal cord injury.
Texas Model Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Center
Texas Model SCI CTR
William Donovan, Principal Investigator

“Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy for the Treatment of Muscle Hypertonia in Chronic Acquired Brain Injury: A Case Series”. Institute for Rehabilitation and Research. Houston, TX. March 2001. Poster presentation for the Brain Injury Association of America. 21st Annual Symposium. July 27, 2002

Previous Teaching Responsibilities

2004-2009 Taught UT/Baylor PMR Residents in rotation at TIRR
2004-2009 Taught UT/Baylor Med Student pursuing electives in PMR and/or Spinal Cord Injury rotations at TIRR
 
 

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