Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is pleased to welcome board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Joseph Elias, M.D., to its medical staff.


Elias will open a new practice, Houston Methodist Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Associates at Sugar Land, with two office locations on the Houston Methodist Sugar Land campus. He will treat spine and musculoskeletal injuries and perform electrodiagnostic (EMG/NCS) testing and ultrasound injections at the Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine building located at 16811 Southwest Fwy., Suite 200, Sugar Land, TX. He will also treat post-acute neurological injuries, such as stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury, at 16605 Southwest Fwy., Medical Office Building 3, Suite 600, Sugar Land, TX 77479.


Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, often referred to as physiatrists, work to restore or improve mobility and function to patients who have injuries or conditions that impact their brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones or joints.


Elias specializes in the management of spine and musculoskeletal injuries; electromyography/nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) for peripheral nerve injuries; ultrasound-guided peripheral joint injections; rehabilitation management of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders including stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury or amputation; and spasticity management for patients who have movement disorders. He will work closely with the physicians at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and the Houston Methodist Neuroscience & Spine Center.


“I treat patients with a wide range of physical challenges, but the goal is always the same,” said Elias. “I work to enhance my patients’ ability to manage their day-to-day activities and improve their quality of life. I am very excited to build this new practice and help patients across Fort Bend County and surrounding areas.”


Elias comes to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital from Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, WA. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX where he also completed an internship in internal medicine. He completed his residency in physical medicine & rehabilitation at the University of Washington in Seattle. 


To schedule an appointment with Elias, visit houstonmethodist.org/spg or call 281.729.0076.