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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-826-2389


6621 Fannin Street 21st Floor
21st Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Charlene Baize, OTR, MSCPM, c/NDT, CBIS

Rehabilitation Clinical Specialist

Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
Texas Tech University Masters Master of Science in Clinical Practice Management 2013
Texas Woman’s University Bachelors Bachelor of Science 1979
Galveston College Associates Associate Degree in Applied Science 1974


Charlene Baize is a Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital and coordinates the accreditation process for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). During her 45 years as an Occupational Therapist, Charlene has worked in both clinical and management positions at rehabilitation facilities. Her primary focus has been on assisting the patients and families on achieving skills that will allow them to return to the life goals that are important to them.

Clinical Interests:

Traumatic & Acquired Brain Injury; Spinal Cord Injury; Oncology Rehabilitation; Spasticity management; Seating & positioning devices; splinting and casting

Research Interests:

Functional and sustainable outcomes after injury/illness; Return to home, school, community, and vocation after injury/illness; wheelchair selection and long term outcomes for musculoskeletal issues 


Organization Name Role
American Occupational Therapy Association Member
Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association Member
Texas Children's Hospital Ambulatory Policies & Procedures Committee Member
Texas Children's Hospital Grievance Committee Member
Texas Children's Hospital PC3 Policies & Procedures Committee Member
Texas Occupational Therapy Association Member

Selected Publications

Baize, C.M., Serna, L. (2012). Seating and mobility: Considerations for adults with an oncology diagnosis. The American Occupational Therapy Association.  Special Interest Quarterly Physical Disabilities 35(4), 1-4.

Braveman, B., Baize, C., Malacara, M., Morris, S., Munoz, L, Scheetz, J., & Wright, D. (2011). Strategic visioning and planning: The MD Anderson Cancer Center department of rehabilitation services experience. The American Occupational Therapy Association. Special Interest Section Quarterly Administrative and Management, 27(4), 1-4.

Bontke, C., Baize, C., & Corwin, B. (1992). Coma management and sensory stimulation. In B. Sheldon (Ed.), Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America: Traumatic Brain Injury 3(2), 259-272. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.

Lehmkuhl, D. L., Thoi, L. L., Baize, C., Kelley, C. J., Krawczyk, L. & Bontke, C. F.  (1990). Multi-modality treatment of joint contractures in patients with severe brain injury: Cost, effectiveness, and integration of therapies in the application of serial/inhibitive casts.  The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 5(4), 23-42.

Hoffman, M., Lehmkul, D., Baize, C. M., Probst, D., Sawiciki, R. (1989). Head injury rehabilitation: A manual for families. This manual was funded by Grant # G0087 C2016 and awarded to the TIRR Model and Head Injury Rehabilitation Research Program by the U. S. Department of Education National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Washington, D. C. 

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.