Dr. Clearman specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, an unusual medical field that focuses on illness from the patient’s perspective. An experienced clinician and medical director of several rehabilitation units, she has extensive experience in the management of catastrophic illness. Dr. Clearman is expert in the rehabilitative care of patients with cancer, spinal cord and brain injuries, neurologic diseases, dementia care and psychiatric rehabilitation, burns, dual diagnosis, polytrauma, and orthopedic injury.
During her twenty years in academic medicine, Dr. Clearman served as Associate Director of Rehabilitation at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Medical Director of Outpatient Services for The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR), Medical Director of Hermann Hospital Rehabilitation Program, and Program Director at TIRR Hospital. She has served as personal physician to the Royal House of Saudi Arabia.
She is a faculty member at three medical schools and has received awards and honors from both the medical and lay communities, from the Alliance Clinical Achievement Award for her work with cancer patients to the Award for Excellence in Community Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a Fellow of the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation, and is certified as a Life Care Planner, Mediator and Medical Acupuncturist.
Dr. Clearman practices patient-centered medicine, caring about her patients as she cares for them. She works tirelessly to ensure that each patient receives meticulous attention to every detail of his or her care, comfort, safety, and well-being.