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Felicia Skelton, MD – Career Development Awardee

Felicia Skelton, MD Felicia Skelton, MD
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX
Houston, TX 


Dr. Felicia Skelton is currently an investigator at the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety (IQuESt) at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) and a staff physician in the spinal cord injury (SCI) care line at the MEDVAMC as the primary physician for the SCI Home Care Program, including home-based primary care. She holds an academic appointment of assistant professor in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Dr. Skelton completed medical school at BCM, residency in rehabilitation medicine at the University of Washington (serving as chief resident), clinical fellowship in SCI medicine at BCM, and a health services research and development post-doctoral fellowship through IQuESt. She received her masters in clinical investigation through the BCM Clinical Scientist Training Program in 2018. Her research interests include the evaluation and implementation of evidence-based guidelines to improve the care of persons with SCI, as well as using new technology to improve outcomes in this population. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications and national presentations on her research, clinical care and education, including speaking about her passion of reducing health disparities by recruiting, training, hiring and promoting women and underrepresented minorities into medicine, so that the workforce better reflects the population it serves. She was awarded a BCM Woman of Excellence Award in 2019, and the BCM Department of PM&R Research Excellence Award in 2017 and 2019.

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