Amy Mathews, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in stroke rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, and spasticity management.

Dr. Mathews earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and received advanced training in brain injury rehabilitation through a fellowship at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine.

Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in brain injury medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017.

Among her other duties, Dr. Mathews currently is the Associate Program Director for UT Southwestern’s Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship. She also serves on several committees and chairs the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Clinical Competency Committee. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Dallas County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the Association of Academic Physiatrists, including its Education Committee and its Global Academic Physiatrists Subcommittee.

She is actively involved in several research projects and clinical trials, including as principal investigator of a feasibility study of amantadine for cognitive dysfunction in patients with long COVID. She has delivered international, national, and regional invited lectures, contributed to the book Practical Guide for Botulinum Toxin Injections, and published academic articles related to her areas of expertise.

Personal Note

When she’s not at work, Dr. Mathews enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and listening to audiobooks.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Baylor College of Medicine (2016-2017), Brain Injury Medicine
  • Residency - McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University (2013-2016), Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Internship - Loyola University Medical Center (2012-2013), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine (2008-2012)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
Honors & Awards
  • Graduate of Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments Program 2022, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Awarded stipend for mentored project 2019, Annual Research Shark Tank Competition, UT Southwestern Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Books & Publications
  • Neurorehabilitation

Clinical Focus

  • Neuro-Rehabilitation
  • Spasticity Management
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Concussion

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