Physicians

Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital is the only one of its kind in the region. Our 157-bed, not-for-profit hospital offers round the clock coverage by a nursing team, intensive rehabilitative therapies and regular rounds by physiatrists, or their designated assistants.

Trevor Paris, M.D.

Medical Director for Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, Vice President of Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group, Medical Director, Stroke Rehabilitation Program

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.

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Kerry Maher, M.D.

Medical Director Brooks Homecare, Admitting Medical Director, St. Vincent's Total Joint Rehabilitation Managed by Brooks Rehabilitation Consulting Physician

Dr. Maher is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She earned her B.S. degree in Physical Therapy at the Medical College of Georgia, and then went on to earn her M.D. at the Medical College of Georgia.

Dr. Maher did her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Before coming to Brooks, she was Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, for eight years where she received the Samuel L. Stover, M.D., Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Maher currently serves as the Medical Director of Brooks Homecare.

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Kenneth Ngo, M.D.

Medical Director, Brain Injury Program

Dr. Ngo is the Medical Director for the Brain Injury Program at Brooks Rehabilitation. He provides care for patients with complex, catastrophic neurological and other brain injuries, both inpatient and outpatient through the entire continuum of brain injury rehabilitation. In addition, he 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 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 degree 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 the foundation of excellent problem solving skills and team work required for the practice of rehabilitation medicine. He is Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, with subspecialty board certification in Brain Injury Medicine.

Dr. Ngo and his wife enjoy living and working in Jacksonville, but they’re still avid Badgers and Packers fans at heart. In their free time, Dr. Ngo and his wife appreciate time with their beautiful daughter Madison (named after Madison, WI, where they met), traveling, and photography. Dr. Ngo is also a member of the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group.

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Howard Weiss D.O.

Dr. Weiss graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988 and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital of New York. He completed his internship at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals.

Dr. Weiss was an independent practitioner in the Jacksonville area for 16 years and joined the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group On June 1, 2012. Dr. Weiss’ specific interest and expertise in the area of orthopedic rehabilitation strengthens and complements the excellent care provided by the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group.

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Carolyn Geis, M.D.

Medical Director, Halifax Health | Brooks Rehabilitation Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation

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.

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Jorge Perez Lopez, M.D.

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.

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Katelyn W. Jordan, O.D.

Low Vision Optometrist

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.

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Adria Johnson, M.D.

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.

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Geneva Jacobs, M.D.

Medical Director, Brooks Spinal Cord Injury Program

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.

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Charles M. Dempsey, M.D.

Medical Director, Bartram Crossing Skilled Nursing

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.

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Sarala H. Srinivasa, M.D.

Physiatrist

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.

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