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Mahmut Kaner, M.D.




As a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, also known as a physiatrist, Dr. Mahmut Kaner treats a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons.

His primary focus is using non-surgical treatments to restore function and movement for patients living with a disabling injury or illness while reducing or eliminating pain.

This could include patients recovering from or living with the following medical conditions:

  • Amputation
  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis
  • Brain Injury
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Dysphagia
  • Fractures
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Speech/Language Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injuries, including spasticity management
  • Spinal Pain
  • Stroke
  • Tendinopathies

In addition, being fellowship-trained in spinal cord injury medicine, Dr. Kaner is highly skilled in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of traumatic spinal cord injuries and nontraumatic myelopathies

In his role at Faith Regional’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit, Dr. Kaner leads a team of nurses, therapists (physical, occupational and speech), and other healthcare professionals providing inpatient care to help those needing intensive rehabilitation so they can return home safely with as much independence as possible.

Medical School: Yeditepe University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Residency: New York Medical College, New York

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship: University of Texas - Houston, Texas