Haibi Cai, M.D.

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Electrodiagnosis

Biography

Daniel Cai, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Department of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in electrodiagnosis and neuromuscular medicine.

Dr. Cai earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School, where he also completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He received advanced training through a fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.

Board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Cai joined the UT Southwestern Faculty in 2021.

Dr. Cai uses general rehabilitation principles and multidisciplinary care in the treatment of neuromuscular diseases. People with neuromuscular diseases often have complex rehabilitation needs, and Dr. Cai’s training bridges the gap between neurological treatment and physical rehabilitation care to optimize outcomes for these patients. He assists patients with electrodiagnostics, therapy prescriptions, biomechanics, orthotics, assistive devices, pain management, and wheelchair seating. He enjoys building relationships with his patients and helping them achieve their functional goals.

Dr. Cai serves as a resident and fellowship liaison on the board of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2012-2016)
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2016-2020), Physical Medicine & Rehab
  • Fellowship - University of Washington Medical Center (2020-2021), Neuromuscular Disease
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Honors & Awards
  • Richard F. Materson New Investigator Research Grant Award 2019, Foundation of PM&R
  • Medical Student Research Fellowship Winner 2013, UT Southwestern
Books & Publications
Research
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Neuromuscular Ultrasound
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Clinical Focus

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Neuromuscular Ultrasound
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

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