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