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Benoy V. Benny, MD
Benoy V. Benny, MD
Spine & Sports Medicine

Benoy V. Benny, MD
Spine & Sports Medicine

Dr Benny is a nationally recognized Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Physician. He is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with fellowship training in Spine and Sports Medicine. He is also involved in the research side as well continuing to publish papers in the field. He is very involved in The International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS) as member of the research committee and is also involved in other societies like the American College of Sports Medicine, Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, North American Spine Society. He continues to teach at the Baylor College of Medicine to residents and fellows and is the Director of the Fellowship in Interventional Spine, Sports and Pain Medicine.

He continues to be involved in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at the Baylor College of Medicine where he is involved in teaching of residents and fellows in Interventional Spine, Sports, and Pain Medicine.

Dr Benny is an Interventional Physiatrist. He is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine Physician specializing in the Spine and Musculoskeletal/Sports issues.

WORK

  • Sept 2006, Present - Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation,
    Baylor College of Medicine.
    Director of the Spine, Sports and Interventional Pain Program
  • Aug 2007, Present - Pain Fellowship Director

Education

Board Certification
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Pain Medicine
Fellowship
  • Jul 2005 - Aug 2006 - Interventional Spine/Pain and Musculoskeletal Fellowship
    University of Michigan, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ann Arbor, Michigan Training in Acute and chronic pain, Musculoskeletal (sports) Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG/NCS)
Residency
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance, Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas - Houston
  • Jan 2004 - Dec 2004 - Educational Chief Resident:
    Additional duties performed included: Implementing resident opportunities to attend external musculoskeletal/ spine workshops. Implementing and directing a multi-disciplinary sports medicine lecture series. Also helped with implementing duty hour changes to conform to the ACGME guidelines. Organizing various workshops including Neuro-radiology, Ortho-radiology workshops and a basic musculoskeletal exam series.
  • Residency Committees:
    Member, Graduate Medical Education committee o Member, Residency Policy and Procedure Committee Member, Medical student committee Member, Medical Staff Office committee, Herman Hospital
  • Co-Director of the Baylor College of Medicine, Medical Student Sports Medicine Lectures for 2003, 2004.
Internship
  • Wayne State University - Transitional Year Detroit, Michigan
Externship
  • Dec 2000 Northwestern, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar - Nov 2000 - Johns Hopkins University. Department of PM&R, Internal Medicine And Cardiology
    Baltimore, Maryland
Medical School
  • University of West Indies-Faculty of Medical Sciences West Indies (Trinidad)
College
  • Jul 1993 - Dec 1994 - Memphis State University- Post Baccalaureate - Biology Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jul 1989 - Jun 1993 - Luther College; BA; Major in Biology; Minor in Math, Chemistry Decorah, Iowa
Professional And Clinical Activities
  • Attending Physician - Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Houston, Texas.
  • Assistant Professor, Adjunct- University of Texas Health Science center, Houston.
  • Staff Physician - Texas Institute for Research and Rehabilitation
  • Staff Physician - St Lukes Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • Staff Physician - Methodist Hospital, Houston Texas
  • Staff Physician - Memorial Herman Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • Staff Physician - Texas Children's Hospital
Memberships In Professional Societies
  • 2009 - International Spine Interventional Society- Standards Committee
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine- External Affairs Committee
    • 2007 - Present - Liason to the International Spine Intervention Society
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
    • Aug 2003 - Jul 2004 - Vice President , Resident Physician Council
    • Aug 2002 - Jul 2003 - Chair, Physician In Training Awareness subcommittee
    • Aug 2003 - Jul 2004 - Member, Bylaws Committee
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
    • 2004 - Officer, Resident Council
Courses Completed
  • 2003 - Sports Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  • April, 2006 - Manual Medicine Workshop, Univ. of Michigan

Research

  • Original National Research Presentations
    • Smuck M, Benny B, Chiodo A, Tong H, Singaracharlu B, Ho S: "Accuracy of intermittent fluoroscopy to detect intravascular injection during transforaminal epidural injections" AAPM&R Annual Assembly, Honolulu, HI. (poster), November 2006
    • Benoy Benny, M.D; Gerard E Francisco M.D.; Christine E Huls PharmD Anticoagulation Errors in a Free Standing Rehabilitation Hospital Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Sept 2005; Presentation at the 2005 AAPMR National Assembly
    • Benoy Benny, MD; Donna Bloodworth MD; Martin Grabois MD "Retrospective comparison of demographics, diagnoses, and referrers to a pain clinic treating uninsured or underinsured persons versus a pain clinic treating insured persons". AAPM&R Annual Assembly, Sept 2004.
    • Sangmin Ahn, Benoy Benny, Donna Bloodworth. Poster Presentation: The efficacy of prolotherapy in the treatment of chronic MSK pain other than low back pain. The 16th Napa Pain Conference
  • Manuscripts under preparation
    • Benny B, Smuck M, Singh P: Vascular causes of radiculopathy: A literature review
    • Benny B, Kim A, Maulik P: Lidoderm use in patients with Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Manuscripts submitted to Peer reviewed Journals
    • Benny B, Azari P: Literature Review of the Complications of Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid injections
    • Benny B, Azari P: Literature review of Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid injections
    • Benny B, Badarinath S, Vaidya P: 2 level versus 1 level transforaminal Epidural Steroid injections for patients with posterolateral Disk herniations
  • Incomplete Research
    • Effects of Oxandralone on non-small cell lung cancer patients; Johns Hopkins University. Incomplete study due to insufficient number of patients.
      Mentor: Dr Adrian S Dobs, Professor of Endocrinology, Johns Hopkins University
      Jan 2000- Oct 2000

Bibliography

  • Book Publications
    • Martin Grabois, Benoy Benny, Kwai Chan " Physical Medicine Techniques in Pain Management" Raj's Practical Management of Pain. Chapter 40. Fourth Edition. 2008.
  • Peer Reviewed Publications
    • Smuck M, Fuller BJ, Chiodo A, Benny B, Singaracharlu B, Tong H, Ho S. Accuracy of intermittent fluoroscopy to detect intravascular injection during transforaminal epidural injections. Spine 2008. Apr 1; 33 (7) : E205-10
    • Smuck M, Benny B, Han A, Levin J. "Epidural Fibrosis following percutaneous disc decompression with coblation technology". Pain Physician 2007. 10:691-696
  • Peer Reviewed Abstract Publications
    • Smuck M, Chiodo A, Tong H, Benny B, Singaracharly B, Ho S: "Interpretation of epidural contrast patterns by fluoroscopy: A comparison of experienced and inexperienced practitioners". Arch Phys Med Rehabilitation, online issue, November 2006
    • Benoy Benny, MD; Donna Bloodworth MD; Martin Grabois MD "Retrospective comparison of demographics, diagnoses, and referrers to a pain clinic treating uninsured or underinsured persons versus a pain clinic treating insured persons".
      Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Sept 2004; Vol 85, No 9
    • Benoy Benny, M.D; Gerard E Francisco M.D.; Christine E Huls PharmD "Anticoagulation Errors in a Free Standing Rehabilitation Hospital" Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Sept 2005;
  • Other Publications
    • Benny B. "Effects of Cox 2 inhibitors decreasing narcotic use in patients s/p Total knee Replacements" PM&R Resident, Aug 2004
    • Benny B. "Spine and Sports Care" Trends in Motion. Issue 1. Page 2. Jan 2007
    • Benny B. "New Spine, Sports and Pain Program Begins" Texas Medical Center News. Nov 2006; Vol 28, No 20.
  • Ongoing Research
    • Benoy Benny M.D; Ron Johnson P.T; David Lintner M.D; Walter Lowe M.D "ACL Rehabilitation plus Core strengthening in patients post ACL repair"
    • Benoy Benny M.D , Hank Tong M.D , Matthew Smuck M.D, Balaji Singaracharlu M.D, Suehun Ho M.D , Zachary Abbott M.D. "Maximizing the accuracy of lumbar and sacral spine palpation"
  • Manuscripts under preparation
    • Benny B, Smuck M, Singh P: Vascular causes of radiculopathy: A literature review
    • Benny B, Kim A, Maulik P: Lidoderm use in patients with Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Manuscripts submitted to Peer reviewed Journals
    • Benny B, Azari P: Literature Review of the Complications of Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid injections
    • Benny B, Azari P: Literature review of Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid injections
    • Benny B, Badarinath S, Vaidya P: 2 level versus 1 level transforaminal Epidural Steroid injections for patients with posterolateral Disk herniations
  • TV Interviews/ Presentations

Presentations

  • National Presentations
    • "Vascular Causes of Radiculopathy" 2007 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly Meeting. Sept 2007
  • Regional Presentations
    • April 2009: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review Course Lecture: Muscle Pain Syndromes and Interventional Spine Procedures
    • April 2008: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review Course Lecture. Interventional Spine Procedures.
    • Mar 2007: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review Course Lecture. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
    • Mar 2007: National Stroke Conference. Sponsored by University of Texas Health Science Center. Causes of Post Stroke Pain.
    • Oct 2004: Ed and Ursula Kruzen Texas Medical Assoc. Comparison of Pain clinics treating Uninsured persons versus a pain clinic treating insured persons.
  • City Presentations
    • Oct 2007: Baylor Friends and Family Lecture - "Low Back Pain - What is new out there"
  • Grand Round Presentations
    • Nov 2008: " Literature Review of Epidural Steroid Injections": Orthopedic Grand Rounds.
    • Sept 2008: Interventional Spine Procedures: PM&R Grand Rounds.
    • Nov 2006: "Conservative Therapy for Low Back Pain" Orthopedics Grand Rounds.
    • Jan 1999: "Obesity in the West Indies" Grand Rounds Presentation, University of The West Indies
    • Lewis Levitt Lectureship Jun 2004: Retrospective comparison of demographics, diagnoses, and referrers to a pain clinic treating uninsured or underinsured persons versus a pain clinic treating insured persons
    • Effects of Cox 2 inhibitors decreasing narcotic use in patients s/p TKR Sep 2003: PM&R Alliance, Baylor College of Medicine/ University of Texas Alliance Critical Review of the Literature, First Place
  • Other Presentations
    • Oct, 2006: "Basics of Interventional Spine" PM&R lecture series.
    • Dec 2006: " Knee and Hip Pain" PM&R Lecture series.
    • May 2004: " Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs" Resident Presentation, PM&R Alliance, Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas-Houston
    • Jan 2004: "Thermoregulation in Burn Patients". Resident Presentation, PM&R Alliance, Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas-Houston
    • Mar 1993: Repair and Rehabilitation of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Senior Paper Presentation. Luther College, Decorah, Iowa Mentor: Dr Kevin Krauss
  • Workshops
    • May 2005: EMG Workshop - Late Responses and Blink Reflex
      Moderator
    • Aug 2004: Musculoskeletal Exam Workshop
      Instructor
Awards And Honors
  • Oct 2004 - Ed and Ursula Kruzen Award. Second Place. Comparison of Pain clinics treating Uninsured persons versus a pain clinic treating insured persons
  • Sep 2003 - Critical Review of the Literature. First Place. Effects of Cox 2 inhibitors decreasing narcotic use in patient's s/p Total Knee Replacements. PM&R Alliance, Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas Houston Alliance
  • Feb 1995 - University of West Indies Medical School Silver Medalist, Ranked second overall in Medical school
  • 1992 - National Dean's List. Awarded to Top 5% of College Graduates Nationwide
  • 1988 - Ontario Scholar. Top 10% of Canadian grade 13 students. Awarded by the Premiere of Ontario
Medical Team Sports Coverage
  • Aug - Nov 2004 - Houston Fit, Memorial Park, Houston. Examination of runners every Saturday preparing for the Houston Marathon.
    Supervisor: Dr John Cianca, PM&R Alliance, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas-Houston
  • May 2003 - US Open Clay court championships, Houston, Texas
    Supervisor: Dr Jack Jensen, Orthopedic Knee and Sports
  • Jan 2003 - Houston Marathon Supervisor: Dr John Cianca, PM&R Alliance, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas-Houston
  • 2002-2004 - Harris County High School District Football Games
  • Apr 2003 - Harris County High School Sports Physicals Apr 2003
  • 2002-2003 - Wheelchair Athletics Sports Physicals
  • Jan 2007 - East-West Shrine Bowl Game- Physician
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