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    Candyce Williams, MD

    Spine Rehabilitation Specialist
    Physical Medicine and Neuro-Rehabilitation 602-386-1100

    Candyce Williams, MD, is a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation focusing on neuro-rehabilitation and spinal cord injury medicine at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. She is board certified in internal medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and spinal cord injury medicine.

    Dr. Williams’ expertise includes neuro-rehabilitation, spinal cord injury medicine, treatment of spasticity, intrathecal baclofen pump therapy, and pain management. She is a member of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Spinal Injury Association.

    Dr. Williams received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.  She completed her internal medicine internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Williams also completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago.

    Dr. Williams’ research interests include the use of exoskeletons in the neuro-rehabilitation population and its metabolic impact and potential cardiovascular benefits.

    For more information or to request an appointment, please call (602) 386-1100.

    Education & Training
    • Residency, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University Medical Center, 1987-1990
    • Internship, Duke University Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1981-1984
    • MD, Tufts University, 1981
    • AB, Vassar College, Biology, 1977
    Professional Memberships
    • American Spinal Injury Association
    • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Selected Publications
    1. Anderson KD, Acuff ME, Arp BG, Backus D, Chun S, Fisher K, Fjerstad JE, Graves DE, Greenwald K, Groah SL, Harkema SJ, Horton JA 3rd, Huang MN,Jennings M, Kelley KS, Kessler SM, Kirshblum S, Koltenuk S, Linke M, Ljungberg I, Nagy J, Nicolini L, Roach MJ, Salles S, Scelza WM, Read MS, Reeves RK,Scott MD, Tansey KE, Theis JL, Tolfo CZ, Whitney M, Williams CD, Winter CM, Zanca JM. United States (US) multi-center study to assess the validity and reliability of the Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM III)Spinal Cord. 2011 Aug;49(8):880-5.
    2. Prigatano GP, Wong JL, Williams C, Plenge K. Prescribed versus actual length of stay and inpatient neurorehabilitation outcome for brain dysfunctional patients. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1997 Jun;78(6):621-9.
    3. Katz RT1, Williams C. Focal dystonia following soft tissue injury: three case reports with long-term outcome. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1990 Apr;71(5):345-9
    4. Blazer D, Williams CD. Epidemiology of dysphoria and depression in an elderly population. Am J Psychiatry. 1980 Apr;137(4):439-44.

    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.