Undergraduate: B.S. with honors, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Medical Training: M.D. with honors, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine
Internship:Transitional year, San Juan Bautista Medical Center, Caguas, Puerto Rico
Residency: PM&R, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in Association with University of Maryland.
Research Training: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Faculty Appointments :
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Medical Director Outpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Specialty Certifications :
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Research interests: Dysphagia, Neural correlates of speech and swallowing
Most recent publication:
Gonzalez-Fernandez, M., Kleinman, J., Ky, P.K., Palmer, J., Hillis, A.E. (2012).
Supratentorial regions of acute ischemia associated with clinically important swallowing disorders: a pilot study. Stroke, 39, 3022-8.
Pending, Approved for funding:
"Neural Basis of Coexisting Swallowing & Communication Disorders after Stroke"