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Dr. Gene Tekmyster is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician (Physiatrist) with subspecialty training in advanced interventional spine care and sports medicine. He is a current member of the sports medicine team for USSA and is serving as a team physician for US Ski and Snowboards athletes, as well as having served as ringside physician for boxing and MMA events. His background and experience make him the optimal choice for being able to initiate care for spine and sports injuries and is able to develop individualized treatment plans that will allow his patients to quickly return to normal activities while utilizing the latest medical research and technologies.

Dr. Gene Tekmyster USC Profile

As a physiatrist, Dr. Tekmyster believes the goal of treatment should be optimization and return of pre-injury function. By using an approach rooted in the latest medical evidence combined with proven treatment algorithms his focus remains on decreasing pain and working together with his patients to allow them to resume activities limited by pain and injury. As each person is unique, patients can be confident an individualized treatment plan will be presented and implemented to allow for optimal outcomes and functional improvement.

Dr. Tekmyster is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine with subspecialty training in advanced interventional spine care, and sports medicine. He received his medical degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California and went on to complete an Internal Medicine Internship at Seton Hall University-School of Health and Medical Sciences, Newark, New Jersey. Thereafter, he completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York Medical College and State University of New York. Dr. Tekmyster then went on to complete a fellowship at OSS Health/Sinai Hospital of Baltimore which provided in-depth training in sports medicine with a focus on advanced interventional and minimally invasive spine care, under the direction of world renowned leader in spine care, Dr. Michael B Furman.

He has extensively published on multiple sports and spine medicine topics and presented both nationally and internationally. His special interests include the care and prevention of athletic injuries, and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Dr. Tekmyster is currently serving on the Membership Committee of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Patient Safety Committee of the North American Spine Society. He is a current member of the sports medicine team for USSA and serving as a team physician for the US Ski and Snowboard athletes as well as having been serving as a ringside physician for boxing and MMA events throughout the state of Connecticut prior to joining Keck Medicine of USC. His background and experience make him the optimal choice for being able to initiate care for sports and spine injuries and is able to develop individualized treatment plans that will allow his patients quickly return to normal activities while utilizing the latest medical research and technologies.

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Publications

Current Recommendations for Outpatient Musculoskeletal and Pain Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: A Tool for Improving Quality and Care

Tekmyster G, Sayed D, Cairns K, Raso MD, Kim C, Block J. Interspinous Process Decompression with the Superion® Spacer for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Real World Experience from a Device Registry. Medical Devices: Evidence and Research. 2019
https://www.dovepress.com/interspinous-process-decompression-with-the-superionreg-spacer-for-lum-peer-reviewed-article-MDER

Tekmyster G. Barbaria V. Lee C. Diagnosis and Treatment of Spondylolysis in the Adolescent Athlete. Connecticut Medicine. October 2019. 83:9
https://ctmed.csms.org/publication/?m=52908&i=623737&p=28

Minaie A, Quinn CA, Tekmyster G. Transient Unilateral Ptosis in Collegiate Hockey Player Due to Concussion: A Case Report. Connecticut Medicine. October 2019. 83:9
https://ctmed.csms.org/publication/?m=52908&i=623737&p=38
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27672927/

Tekmyster G. Vallabhaneni S. Goodman B. Furman MB. Chapter: Spine Intervention References and Tables in: Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures. Furman MB, editor. Philadelphia PA, Elsevier-Saunders. 2017.
https://www.elsevier.com/books/atlas-of-image-guided-spinal-procedures/9780323401531

Furman MB, Tekmyster G, Davidoff S et al. Should Antiplatelet Medications Be Held Before Cervical Epidural Injections? Journal of PM&R. 2014; 6. PMID: 24863733
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24863733/

Furman MB, Tekmyster G, Puttlitz KP, Simon J, Falco FJE. Cervical Disc Disease. Medscape Reference. December 2012. Updated February 2014. Updated November 2016.
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/305720-overview

Tekmyster G. Shetreat-Klein A. Chapter 23: Preventative Screening in Adults with Neurologic Disability. In: Management of Medical Problems in Adults with Neurologic Disability. Cristian A, editor. New York, Demos Medical Publishing. 2009.
https://www.springerpub.com/medical-management-of-adults-with-neurologic-disabilities-9781933864457.html