Jessica Arias Garau, MD, FAAPMR

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(954) 229-7913
Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine
Pain Management
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Holy Cross Medical Group: 

Office hours
Monday – Friday | 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Pain Management Techniques

Leadership positions
Chief Resident/Competencies, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency (2010-2011)

Injection Techniques Coordinator at International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine ISPRM World Congress (2011)

Senior Representative for Residency Educational Issues  

Focus Areas
Interventional Spine, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Failed Spinal Surgery Syndrome, Chronic and Acute Pain Disorders, Back and Neck Pain Management, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Arthritis, Sciatica, Nerve Pain, Joint pain (Shoulder, hip, knee pain and other joints), Muscle pain, Headaches, Facial pain, TMJ (Temporomandibular) pain, Peri-anal/Rectal/Coccygeal/Genital pain, Outpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Specialized training 
Fluoroscopically -guided and Ultrasound-guided injections for nerve pain or joint pain
Platelet Rich Plasma and Regenerative Medicine

Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation–American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Board Certified in Pain Medicine-American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Fellowship, Interventional Pain Medicine. Temple University, Mid-Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians-Philadelphia, PA (2012)
Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine- San Juan, Puerto Rico (2007-2011)

Higher Education 
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine - M. D. – San Juan, Puerto Rico (2003-2007)
University of Rochester – Rochester, New York - B. A. in Biology and Business Certification (1998-2002)

Professional Associations
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Society for Pain Practice Management

Leading Physicians of the World
Cum Laude, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (2007)
Cum Laude, University of Rochester, NY (2002)

Arias Garau, J. “Radiofrequency Denervation” book chapter: Interventional Spine Procedures. Edited by Carlos Rivera, MD. North Carolina, 2017

Zhu, J, Arias Garau J, Calvo, C. “Leukocytosis of Unknown Etiology in a Patient with a Spinal Cord Stimulator”. Journal of Spine (4): 204, 2015
The Importance of Exercise in the Elderly Athlete. Runner’s High, Freehold NJ, 2015

Pain Management articles (Frank Falco, MD, Jie Zhu, MD, Obi Onyewu, MD) Temple University, 2012

Case Report and Poster Presentation at ISPRM American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation World Congress: In-Patient Rehabilitation Outcome of a Woman with Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis: A Case Report, 2012

Arias Garau, J. “Medications, Injections, Therapeutic Exercise, Modalities and Interventional Procedures in Sports Medicine” Book Chapter: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation text book edited by William Micheo, MD, 2011

“Epidemiologic Study Evaluating The Percent of Cancer Patients Referred to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Anesthesia Departments for Pain Management at the University District Hospital of Puerto Rico”, 2010-2011

“Functional Outcome of the Shoulder and Elbow in the Surgical Treatment of Humeral Shaft Fractures versus Non- Unions” Francisco Lopez Gonzales, M.D. University of Puerto Rico Medical School Orthopedics Department. Poster presentation at 25thRafucci Memorial Lecture and Surgical Research. Forum of the American College of Surgeons, 2003-2004

Case Report: “Hemosuccus Pancreaticus” University of Arizona- Tucson Medical Center, Surgery Department- Tucson, AZ, 2004

Case Report: “Hartmann’s Procedure” Morbidity and Mortality. University of Arizona-Tucson Medical Center, Surgery Department- Tucson, AZ, 2004

“Protein Cloning of Hemeoxygenase 1,2, and 3” Arias Garau, J, Mahin D. Maines Ph.D.University of Rochester, Biochemistry and Biophysics Department, 2001


5601 N. Dixie Highway - Suite 209
33334 Oakland Park , FL

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