Dr. Paris is board certified by both the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He received his graduate education from the Medical University of South Carolina and spent his internship in the field of internal medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center, located in southern California. While there, he went on to complete his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Spending the majority of his professional career in Tennessee prior to joining Brooks, Dr. Paris previously served as the Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services for the Tennessee Christian Medical Center for over fifteen years. He also acted as President of the Tennessee Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Paris is a member of the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group.BACK TO TOP
Kerry Maher M.D., P.T. is Board-Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr Maher also has an undergraduate degree in physical therapy. She currently serves as the Vice President of PM&R Consulting & Physician Relations and as the Medical Director of Admissions for Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, Brooks Skilled Nursing. She has presented at multiple local, regional and national conferences regarding traumatic brain injury and post-acute care. Dr. Maher earned her M.D. and P.T. at the Medical College of Georgia and she completed her residency in PM&R at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.BACK TO TOP
Dr. Ngo came to Brooks from Wisconsin, where he completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and completed his internship at the Michigan State University. His bachelor’s degree is in biomechanical engineering, which he believes provided him with a foundation for excellent problem solving skills and team work. He is Board-Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, with subspecialty board certification in Brain Injury Medicine and has been at Brooks Rehabilitation since 2010.
Dr. Ngo directs the Comprehensive Spasticity Management Program and utilizes the latest technology and treatment options, such as botulinum toxins (Botox) and intrathecal baclofen pumps, to improve patient function. He has research interests in the areas of brain injury medicine and spasticity management.
Dr. Ngo provides care for patients with complex, catastrophic neurological and other brain injuries, both inpatient and outpatient through the entire continuum of brain injury rehabilitation.BACK TO TOP
Dr. Weiss graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988 and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. He completed his internship at Coney Island Hospital and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals.
Dr. Weiss had been an independent practitioner in the Jacksonville area for 16 years when he joined the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group in 2012. Dr. Weiss’ specific interest and expertise is in the area of orthopedic rehabilitation.BACK TO TOP
Dr. Geis is Medical Director for the Halifax Health | Brooks Rehabilitation – Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and sub-specialty board certified in Brain Injury Medicine.
Dr. Geis received her medical degree from the University of Texas. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.
She serves on a national level on the board of directors for the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is Assistant Clinical Professor at Florida State College of Medicine and has multiple research publications in the areas of stroke and spasticity.BACK TO TOP
Dr. Lopez joins us from Houston where he recently completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He received his MD from San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. In addition, Dr. Lopez received the "Top of the Class Award" from San Juan Bautista and the Professionalism Award at Baylor College of Medicine during his PM&R Residency.
Dr. Lopez belongs to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Association, as well as the Medical Association of Puerto Rico. He is fluent in both Spanish and English.BACK TO TOP
Dr. Jordan joins us from the Medical University of South Carolina where she was a Clinical Instructor for Low Vision. She graduated with her O.D., Magna cum Laude, from the University of Houston, College of Optometry. She also holds her B.S. in exercise science from Florida State University. Dr. Jordan belongs to the American Academy of Optometry and the American Optometry Association, and has been honored with numerous awards and accolades, including the Reubin O’D Askew Young Alumni Award, Excellence in Low Vision Award, Presidential Graduate Fellowship, the Nelson Reber Eye Open Award, and the Dr. A.C. Marcaccio Memorial Scholarship.
Dr. Jordan heads up the Brooks Center for Low Vision Therapy, where she works with patients who have low vision and need visual services and devices beyond traditional corrective lenses. She works closely with Florida Division of Blind Services to assist patients. Dr. Jordan also consults on patients in the rehabilitation hospital and at the Bartram campus, where she makes recommendations to help minimize the effects of visual changes on their rehabilitation process.BACK TO TOP
Dr. Johnson received her M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Her post-graduate residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was obtained at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Johnson has numerous publications in subjects varying from acupuncture to neurologic rehabilitation. Dr. Johnson worked in Private practice for several years prior to joining the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group.BACK TO TOP
Dr. Jacobs received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2009. In 2013, she completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the University of Miami. Dr. Jacobs joined the Brooks team as the Medical Director for Spinal Cord Injury in August 2014.
Dr. Jacobs is currently a member of the Florida Medical association (FMA), the Academy of spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP) and the American Board of Physical medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR). She is Board-Certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.BACK TO TOP
Charles M. Dempsey, M.D. is the Medical Director of Bartram Crossing Skilled Nursing Facility. He joined the Brooks Medical Group in March 2015, moving to Jacksonville from Spring Hill, FL.
Dr. Dempsey is a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation. He began his studies with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from San Diego State University and continued with a Doctor of Medicine from South Carolina School of Medicine. He interned at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia South Carolina and did his residency at University of Texas Health Science Center.
Dr. Dempsey has spent his medical career helping patients rehabilitate in acute and post-acute settings. Before joining Brooks he was the medical director of Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill. Dr. Dempsey can be seen daily at Bartram Crossing talking to guests and their families and he takes an active role in seeing that each guest reaches his or her maximum potential.
While completing his BS at San Diego State University, Dr. Dempsey coached the SDSU intercollegiate cycling team and also raced at the Category II level with the United States Cycling Federation. When not working, Dr. Dempsey keeps active with cycling, surfing and sports car racing. He also owns and pilots an aircraft. Since moving the Jacksonville area, Dr. Dempsey is enjoying teaching his daughter to surf.BACK TO TOP
Sarala Srinivasa, M.D. joined Brooks Rehabilitation in 2002. She is currently a staff physiatrist for the Brooks Medical Group. Previously Dr. Srinivasa served as the Medical Director for Stroke Services in 2005 and early 2006.
Prior to coming to Jacksonville in 2002, Dr. Srinivasa served as the Medical Director for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis from 1999 to 2002. She has also served in multiple assignments as a Physiatrist since she began her practice in 1985.
Dr. Srinivasa is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She maintains admitting privileges at Brooks and Shands hospitals as well as consulting privileges at Memorial, Specialty, St. Luke's and St. Vincent's hospitals.
Dr. Srinivasa will care for a variety of patients across multiple programs.BACK TO TOP
Dr. Keisha Smith received her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She is board eligible in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. At Brooks, she is a staff physiatrist and has a focus on seeing patients with stroke and medically complex conditions. Dr. Smith also has a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences. She moved back to Florida to be closer to her family. Her interests include musculoskeletal medicine and amputees. She enjoys seeing the functional recovery of her patients and addressing their rehabilitation needs. She ensures that her patients have the best outcomes by utilizing a team approach.BACK TO TOP
Dr. Marla Trapp is a graduate of Florida State University College of Medicine with a Board certification in Family Medicine. Dr. Trapp is fellowship trained in geriatrics as well as a Certified Medical Director from the Society of Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine. She is serving as Medical Director at our Brooks Bartram Crossing. She provides Medical care to the patients at Bartram Crossing and is onsite Monday through Friday. Her full time presence at Bartram allows for prompt intervention and clinical recommendations to minimize acute care re-admissions, improve outcomes and increase safe transitions to the home. Outside of work, Dr. Trapp Enjoys spending time with her husband and her two children.BACK TO TOP
Dr. Parag Shah received his medical degree at St. George University and completed his residency at Wayne State University. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He also holds a Master degree in Accounting. At Brooks, he is a staff physiatrist and has a focus on seeing patients with stroke and medically complex conditions as well as heading the Rehab consultation service at Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shah was excited to move back to his home state of Florida, where he, his wife and 2 kids, can be close to their family and friends.BACK TO TOP