Maria Regina Reyes M.D.

 Maria  Regina Reyes M.D.

Bio

Dr. Rina Reyes is a board certified rehabilitation medicine physician who serves as the medical director of the UW Medicine Spinal Cord Injury…

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Patient Care Philosophy

My role in the health care team is centered on treatments to improve a person’s functional capacity after a disabling injury or disease, to allow meaningful participation in life. I have a deep respect for my patients’ autonomy in their health care decisions and strive to empower them with strategies to support effective self-management of complex and chronic disabling conditions. I enjoy learning each patient’s perspective and life circumstances, which help me provide individualized care. I believe in health promotion and active partnership with my patients and their care team to maintain the best possible health across their lifespan.

Personal Interests

Travel, scuba diving, swimming, hiking and family time.

Clinical Interests

Rehabilitation of spinal cord injury/dysfunction, traumatic and neurologic disease, spasticity management and women’s health issues after spinal cord injury.

Research Interests

Health promotion, health care utilization and outcomes after spinal cord injury, spasticity and resident education.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Pennsylvania State Univ. College of MedicineMedical education1992
Lankenau HospitalInternship
UW - Dept. of Rehabilitation MedicineResidency

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1992

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabSpinal Cord Injury2002
American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation1997
Dr. Rina Reyes is a board certified rehabilitation medicine physician who serves as the medical director of the UW Medicine Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program and medical co-director of the University of Washington Medical Center’s Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Program for spasticity management. At UWMC Rehab Clinic, she provides care for adults with traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injury and dysfunction, spasticity consultation and management services. She provides inpatient care as an attending physician on the UWMC Rehabilitation Medicine Inpatient Consultation Service.

Dr. Reyes earned her B.S. from Haverford College and her M.D. from Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine. She completed her internship at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia and graduated from her residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation at University of Washington School of Medicine in 1996.

After eight years in private practice, she rejoined UW in 2004, where she is currently an associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. She has previously served as the medical director of the UWMC Inpatient Rehabilitation Program and the Rehabilitation Medicine Inpatient Consultation Service.

She has maintained board certification in physical medicine and rehabilitation and in spinal cord injury medicine.

Dr. Reyes is a recipient of the UWMC Service Excellence Award in 2007 and the Outstanding Teacher Award for Rehabilitation Medicine in 2006. She was named one of Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Magazine in 2010-2012.
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