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Jason Petrasic, M.D.
Jason Petrasic, M.D.

Jason Petrasic, M.D.

  • Physical Medicine & Rehab
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation

Biography

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Jason R. Petrasic, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation generalist, Dr. Petrasic has special expertise in musculoskeletal medicine.

After graduating from Texas Christian University with a B.S. in kinesiology/movement science, Dr. Petrasic earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. He then completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at UT Southwestern.

During his residency Dr. Petrasic served as Academic Chief Resident, was named Senior Resident of the Year, and won the 2016 PM&R Scientific Day Best Research Presentation Award.

Certified by the American Heart Association in advanced cardiovascular life support and basic life support, Dr. Petrasic joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2016.

Other honors during his training include being named the 2012-2013 Donald Minervini General Surgery Intern of the Year at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.

Dr. Petrasic is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and Texas Medical Association, among other professional organizations.

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Meet Dr. Petrasic

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist in Dallas

“Physical medicine and rehabilitation is mostly focused on reducing pain and increasing function,” says physician Jason Petrasic, M.D.

As a physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) generalist, Dr. Petrasic is trained to evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate a broad spectrum of injuries and conditions. Personalized, holistic care is key to his approach.

“What I do for one patient I may not do for another,” he says. “I lay out all of the therapeutic and rehabilitation options for each patient, but the direction we take ultimately depends on the individual and certain factors, including their resources and treatment goals.”

He provides neurological rehabilitation for issues such as stroke, concussion, and movement disorders; cardiac rehabilitation for cardiovascular disease; rheumatologic disorders; the neuropathy, conditioning, and balance issues that can accompany diabetes; and balance issues/fall prevention in seniors.

Dr. Petrasic’s area of special expertise is musculoskeletal medicine, which includes the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditionsneuromuscular conditions, amputation care, and prosthesis/orthotic management.

He offers a range of nonsurgical treatments and studies, as well, including trigger-point injections, joint injections, bursal injections, and electrodiagnostic studies such as electromyography (EMG) and nerve-conduction studies.

Evidence-Based Approached

Dr. Petrasic brings an evidence-based approach to care and a focus on patient education.

“I keep a close eye on the literature and that affects what I ultimately choose to offer my patients,” he says. “If I offer something, I have to be able to explain it to so the patient has the knowledge to make the best decision.”

Raised in the Dallas area, Dr. Petrasic is an active volunteer in the local amateur and adaptive-sports communities. As a team doctor at a high school in the city where he grew up, he delivers care on the sidelines and in the training room.

“The rehabilitation of one of my own minor sports injuries is what got me interested in medicine and in PM&R,” says Dr. Petrasic, a lifelong athlete. “That experience gave me a new perspective on the different roads I could take, and given my interests and the fact that I’ve always been an athlete, it’s a perfect fit for me.”

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Education & Training
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical School (2013-2016), Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Medical School - University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio (2006-2012)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) (2014), AMSSM provides a forum to foster professional relationships among sports medicine physicians to advance the discipline of sports medicine through education, research, advocacy and excellence in patient care.
  • Texas Medical Association (2008), The Texas Medical Association, the nation’s largest and one of the oldest and most powerful state medical societies, speaks out for more than 49,000 physician and medical student members across the state in our commitment to improve the health of all Texans.
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) (2013), The primary medical society for the specialty of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Honors & Awards
  • Donald Minervini General Surgery Intern of the Year, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL 2012-2013, Voted by departmental attending faculty as general surgery intern of the year
  • UT Southwestern PM&R Chief Resident 2015-2015, Academic chief resident
  • PM&R Senior Resident of the Year 2015-2016
  • 2016 Annual PM&R Scientific Day Best Research Presentation Award 2016

Clinical Focus

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation for Nervous System Diseases, Disorders & Trauma
  • Spasticity Evaluation
  • Burn Rehabilitation & Wound Management
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Rehabilitation for Functional Limitations

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Jason Petrasic, M.D.

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