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Texas Medical Center

Physical Medicine and Rehab, Adult Physical Medicine and Rehab
Phone: 832-826-6106
Fax: 832-825-8978


Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street
16th Floor, Mark Wallace Tower
Houston, TX 77030

Rochelle T. Dy, MD

Clinic Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation

Clinical Medical Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Fellows
Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children Fellowship Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine 2009
Temple University Residency Physical Medicine and Rehabilation 2008
Albert Einstein Medical Center Internship Pediatrics 2004
University of Santo Tomas Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2001


Clinical Interests

Spasticity or tone management particularly related to the use of botulinum toxin and intrathecal baclofen therapy in patients with Cerebral palsy and other neurologic disorders; general physical medicine and musculoskeletal conditions.

Dr. Dy brings a unique focus to the Pediatric Physical Medicine practice as she also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy.

Research Interests

Cerebral Palsy, Spasticity management  


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Immediate Past Chair, International Affairs Committee
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Fellow
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Fellow Member
American Board of PM&R (ABPMR) Oral Board Examiner
Association of Academic Physiatrist (AAP) Member, Global Physiatry Task Force
Easter Seals of Houston Board Member
International Society of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) Chair, Education Committee
Philippine American Physiatrists Association (PAPA) Board Member

Selected Publications

RE Haas, HH Kecskemethy, MA Lopiccolo, J Hossain, RT Dy, SJ Bachrach. “Lower extremity bone mineral density in children with congenital spinal dysfunction.”  Dev Med Child Neurol Dec 2012; 54(12): 1133-37 PMID: 23163817.

R Dy and A Allam. “Transverse Myelitis” PM&R Knowledge NOW, AAPM&R online educational access, December 2012.

R Dy, M Frando, H Voto and K Baron. “Pediatric Rehabilitation” chapter: Current Diagnosis and Treatment Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, McGraw Hill Education, 2015; 321-351.

A Nagpal, J Benfield, R Dy. “Longitudinal tear of the biceps brachii from peripheral intravenous catheter infiltration” a case report. Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal Jul 2015; 5(2): 120-23  PMID: 26261791.

M Kupfer, G DeSipio, D Ryan, R Dy, W Chay and M Auliffe. “Spinal Cord Injury” chapter: Current Diagnosis and Treatment Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, McGraw Hill Education, 2015; 162-190.

R Dy, C Schuster. “Vascular Lesions of the Brain and Spine in Children”  PM&R Knowledge Now, AAPM&R online educational access, Published Sept 2015.

R Dy, M Hillebrand. “Transverse Myelitis- Update” PM&R Knowledge Now, AAPM&R on-line educational access. October 2016. 

R Dy. “Therapeutic Exercise” chapter: Braddom’s Rehabilitation Care: A Clinical Handbook. Elsevier, 2017. 

J Cianca, R Dy, J John, K, Taber, FY Chiou-Tan. “Torsional Anatomy of the leg: The Appearance of Anatomy in Hemispastic Position.”  J of Computer Assisted Tomography.  Accepted, awaiting publication. 

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