Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physicians (physiatrists) offer comprehensive care to individuals, including those with musculoskeletal injuries/disorders and sports injuries, with the goal of maximizing function and quality of life. Our board-certified physiatrists develop and oversee an individualized care plan for each patient, which is implemented by a team of rehabilitation professionals. They provide treatments such as interventional spine injections, and different types of joint injections, tests such as electrodiagnostic (EMG) studies, and medical care for overuse injuries. Interventions from the rehabilitation team also strive to minimize secondary complications from injury.
Michael Y. Lee, MD, MHA, is professor and founding chair of the UNC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Consistently elected as one of the “Best Doctors in America,” Dr. Lee also is medical director of the UNC Rehabilitation Center and medical director of Occupational/Physical Therapy. He is double-boarded in electrodiagnostic medicine as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation.
For referrals and appointments with Dr. Lee, contact the outpatient clinic at (919) 966-8812.
Brian A. Casazza, MD, is an associate professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and medical director of the UNC Spine Center. He holds board certification in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and is consistently chosen as one of the “Best Doctors in America.” His sub-specialties include spine medicine, interventional spine medicine, and sports medicine.
For referrals and appointments with Dr. Casazza, contact the UNC Hospitals Spine Center at (919) 957-6789.
Kevin Carneiro, DO, is an assistant professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, practicing primarily at the UNC Spine Center. He is double-boarded in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as sports medicine. His sub-specialties include musculoskeletal rehabilitation, non-interventional and interventional spine care, arthritis and joint injections, and exercise.
For referrals and appointments with Dr. Carneiro, contact the UNC Hospitals Spine Center at (919) 957-6789.
For more information about our services, see our web site: www.med.unc.edu/phyrehab
Spine & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Team:
- Michael Y. Lee, MD, MHA, Professor and Chair, UNC Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Brian A. Casazza, MD, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Medical Director of the UNC Spine Center
- Kevin Carneiro, DO, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation