Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Kezar completed a transitional internship at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA in 1986 and served in the US Navy for four years and the Navy reserves until 1994. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UAB in 1994 and served as Chief Resident. She joined the faculty in 1995 and has participated in many different aspects of department educational and leadership efforts. As residency program director from 1996 to 2007, she was recognized for her dedication and commitment to the training of outstanding Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians through an excellent program. She has been active in medical student teaching throughout her career and in 2007 she was appointed as the Associate Dean for Students in the UAB School of Medicine. Dr. Kezar works as a teaching physician, primarily supervising residents in their continuity clinics at Spain Rehabilitation Center. She sees patients with a wide variety of neuromusculoskeletal disorders for acute and chronic care. She focuses on clinical training and skills with a strong emphasis on competency in communication, teamwork, and patient-centered care. In addition, Dr. Kezar has focused on professionalism in medicine through her teaching, research, and clinical experiences. She is chair of the medical school’s Professionalism Task Force and has led efforts to integrate professionalism into the medical school curriculum
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2008 Ethics in pain management of persons with spinal cord injuryTopics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.  13:95-107. 2008
    2003 Interrater reliability of the International Association for the Study of Pain and Tunks' spinal cord injury pain classification schemes.American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  82:437-440. 2003
    2003 Test-retest reliability of the Donovan spinal cord injury pain classification scheme.Spinal Cord.  41:239-241. 2003
    2002 Reliability characteristics of the Donovan spinal cord injury pain classification system.Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  83:1290-1294. 2002
    2002 Pain classification following spinal cord injury: The utility of verbal descriptorsSpinal Cord.  40:118-127. 2002
    2002 Long-term use of gabapentin for treatment of pain after traumatic spinal cord injury.Clinical Journal of Pain.  18:116-121. 2002
    2002 Pain classification following spinal cord injury: the utility of verbal descriptors.Spinal Cord.  40:118-127. 2002
    2001 Systemic medicationsTopics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.  7:57-72. 2001
    1998 A case of spinal cord injury-related pain with baseline rCBF brain SPECT imaging and beneficial response to gabapentin.PAIN.  78:139-143. 1998

    Research Overview

  • Musculoskeletal Medicine, Chronic Pain Syndromes Including Pain after Spinal Cord Injury, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Neuropathic Pain Disorders
  • Teaching Activities

  • STP299CH - AEROSPACE MEDICINE PROGRAM 101 (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (MSEP) (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (MSEP) (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (MSEP) (Fall Term 2015) 2015
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  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (MSEP) (Fall Term 2015) 2015
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  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (MSEP) (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (MSEP) (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • 65-402 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE OUTPATIENT (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (MSEP) (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (MSEP) (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • STP2999BN - HEALTHCARE IN THE TIBETAN BORDERLANDS (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (MSEP) (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (MSEP) (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (MSEP) (Fall Term 2014) 2014
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  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (MSEP) (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (MSEP) (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (MSEP) (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (MSEP) (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • 95-653 - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION SELECTIVE (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • 95-654 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE SELECTIVE (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • 65-401A - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION OUTPATIENT (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • 65-402 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE OUTPATIENT (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • 65-401A - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION OUTPATIENT (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 65-402 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE OUTPATIENT (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 65-401A - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION OUTPATIENT (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 95-653 - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION SELECTIVE (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 65-402 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE OUTPATIENT (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 65-402 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE OUTPATIENT (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 65-401A - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION OUTPATIENT (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Fall Term 2011) 2011
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  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Spring Term 2011) 2011
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  • 95-653 - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION SELECTIVE (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • 65-404 - MUSCULOSKELETAL AMBULATORY AI (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • 65-401A - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION OUTPATIENT (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • 65-401A - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION OUTPATIENT (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • STP2013 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • 95-653 - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION SELECTIVE (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 65-404 - MUSCULOSKELETAL AMBULATORY AI (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 95-653 - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION SELECTIVE (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 65-402 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE OUTPATIENT (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 65-401A - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION OUTPATIENT (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 95-653 - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • STP2038 - LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 95-653 - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 65-404 - MUSCULOSKELETAL AMBULATORY AI (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 65-404 - MUSCULOSKELETAL AMBULATORY AI (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 65-402 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE OUTPATIENT (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 65-402 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE OUTPATIENT (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 95-653 - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 95-654 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE SELECTIVE (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • STP2013 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 95-653 - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-402 - BASIC SCIENCE INDEPENDENT STUDY (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 95-653 - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-402 - BASIC SCIENCE INDEPENDENT STUDY (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-402 - BASIC SCIENCE INDEPENDENT STUDY (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 65-404 - MUSCULOSKELETAL AMBULATORY AI (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 65-401A - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION OUTPATIENT (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-402 - BASIC SCIENCE INDEPENDENT STUDY (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • STP2038 - LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-402 - BASIC SCIENCE INDEPENDENT STUDY (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 95-653 - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-402 - BASIC SCIENCE INDEPENDENT STUDY (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-402 - BASIC SCIENCE INDEPENDENT STUDY (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-402 - BASIC SCIENCE INDEPENDENT STUDY (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-401 - MEDICAL STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-MSEP (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 65-401A - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION OUTPATIENT (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-402 - BASIC SCIENCE INDEPENDENT STUDY (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • 06-402 - BASIC SCIENCE INDEPENDENT STUDY (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • 65-402 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE OUTPATIENT (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • 95-653 - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • 65-402 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE OUTPATIENT (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • STP2013 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • 65-401A - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION OUTPATIENT (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • 95-653 - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • 65-401A - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION OUTPATIENT (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • 95-653 - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • STP2013 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • STP2038 - LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • 65-401A - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION OUTPATIENT (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Fall Term 2007) 2007 - 2008
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 65-401A - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION OUTPATIENT (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 65-402 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE OUTPATIENT (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 65-401A - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION OUTPATIENT (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 65-402 - MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE OUTPATIENT (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 95-653 - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 95-653 - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 65-401A - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION OUTPATIENT (Spring Term 2007) 2007
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  • 65-401I - PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION INPATIENT (Spring Term 2007) 2007
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  • Education And Training

  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Emory University
  • Doctor of Medicine, Emory University
  • Full Name

  • Laura Kezar
  • Blazerid

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