Kelli Noelle Chaviano, DO $$

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctor

Assistant Instructor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

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Education and Training

Medical School
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia (2014)
Sparrow Hospital Health System (2015), Internal Medicine
Michigan State University (2018), Physical Med. & Rehab
UT Southwestern / Children's Medical Center (2020), Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Board Certification
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab


  • Research Interests

    • Therapy
    • Cancer Rehabilitation
    • Inpatient rehabilitation
    • Osteopathic manipulative medicine
    • Pain Management
    • Brain Injury
    • Demyelinating Disorders
    • Chemodenervation
    • Intrathecal baclofen pump management
  • Publications

    • COVID-19 pandemic: Early effects on pediatric rehabilitation medicine training. Kivlehan E, Chaviano K, Fetsko L, Javaid S, Chandan P, Rojas AM, Dubon ME, Journal of pediatric rehabilitation medicine 2020 13 3 289-299
    • The Use of Nitric Oxide/Plasma Therapy in the Treatment of Recalcitrant Wounds Treadwell T, Walker D, Nicholson BJ. Taylor M, Alston A, Murray S, Pickens A, and K Chaviano Symposium for Advanced Wound Care 2014
    • Chest pain evaluation in women presenting to the emergency department Sanam, K et al Heart Disease in Women 2015 110-117
    • Neuromuscular Disorders Rinaldi, B, Skalsky A, and K Chaviano Pediatric Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice 2020 478-504
  • Professional Activities

    • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Educational Committee
    • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • American Academy of Osteopathy
    • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Association of Academic Physiatrists
    • International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
    • Osteopathic Cranial Academy
  • Awards and Honors

    • Dolgin Scholarship 2019, American Academy of Osteopathy - Osteopathic Cranial Academy Course
    • Excellence in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Award 2014, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine