Jenny Lai, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Dr. Lai received her first faculty appointment in 1996 as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. While at Baylor, she also held a dual appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Lai joined Methodist in 2006.

Description of Research

Dr. Lai's research focuses on evaluation and novel treatments for sleep disorders and range of motion disorders after stroke and traumatic brain injury.

Areas Of Expertise

Physical medicine Rehabilitation, stroke Sleep disorders Range of motion
Education & Training

, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
, Baylor College of Medicine
, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Publications

Treatment of sleep disorders after traumatic brain injury
Castriotta, RJ, Atanasov, S, Wilde, MC, Masel, BE, Lai, JM & Kuna, ST 2009, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, vol 5, no. 2, pp. 137-144.

Dynamic splinting after treatment with botulinum toxin type-A: A randomized controlled pilot study
Lai, JM, Francisco, GE & Willis, FB 2009, Advances in Therapy, vol 26, no. 2, pp. 241-248. DOI:

Cognitive Impairment in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Wilde, MC, Castriotta, RJ, Lai, JM, Atanasov, S, Masel, BE & Kuna, ST 2007, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol 88, no. 10, pp. 1284-1288. DOI:

Prevalence and consequences of sleep disorders in traumatic brain injury
Castriotta, RJ, Wilde, MC, Lai, JM, Atanasov, S, Masel, BE & Kuna, ST 2007, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, vol 3, no. 4, pp. 349-356.

Constraint-induced movement therapy during early stroke rehabilitation
Boake, C, Noser, EA, Ro, T, Baraniuk, S, Gaber, M, Johnson, R, Salmeron, ET, Tran, TM, Lai, JM, Taub, E, Moye, LA, Grotta, JC & Levin, HS 2007, Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, vol 21, no. 1, pp. 14-24. DOI:

Twenty-four-hour blood pressure variability after acute ischemic stroke
Hickey, JV, Salmeron, ET & Lai, JM 2002, Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, vol 25, no. 2, pp. 1-12.

Sleep disorders associated with traumatic brain injury
Castriotta, RJ & Lai, JM 2001, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol 82, no. 10, pp. 1403-1406. DOI:

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the use of amphetamine in the treatment of aphasia
Walker-Batson, D, Curtis, S, Natarajan, R, Ford, J, Dronkers, N, Salmeron, E, Lai, J & Unwin, DH 2001, Stroke, vol 32, no. 9, pp. 2093-2097.

Functional recovery after bilateral pallidotomy for the treatment of early-onset primary generalized dystonia
Lai, T, Lai, JM & Grossman, RG 1999, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol 80, no. 10, pp. 1340-1342. DOI:

Bruxism after brain injury: Successful treatment with botulinum toxin-A
Ivanhoe, CB, Lai, JM & Francisco, GE 1997, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol 78, no. 11, pp. 1272-1273. DOI:

Diversion colitis: A cause of abdominal discomfort in spinal cord injury patients with colostomy
Lai, JM, Chuang, TY, Francisco, GE & Strayer, JR 1997, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol 78, no. 6, pp. 670-671. DOI:

Incidence and sequelae of symptomatic venous thromboembolic disease among patients with traumatic brain injury
Lai, JM, Yablon, SA & Ivanhoe, CB 1997, Brain Injury, vol 11, no. 5, pp. 331-334.