Dr. Jean Carlo Gallardo-Varela was an attending physician in multidisciplinary pain management from 2019 to 2021 at Montefiore Medical Center/Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, and a staff physician focused on spinal cord and spine disorders from 2014 to 2015 at the University of Puerto Rico’s Comprehensive Spinal Cord & Spine Disorder Center.
Dr. Gallardo is fluent in English and Spanish. His interests and hobbies include surfing, running, playing guitar, traveling and spending time with family.
He has a passion for volunteer work. His activities have included: organizing workshops to train Veterans Affairs physicians about proper care of musculoskeletal conditions; on-field care of athletes with musculoskeletal injuries at the Interuniversity Athletic Games of Puerto Rico in 2016; and several initiatives in Ponce, PR: a free community Health & Prevention Fair; Teddy Bear Hospital, a medical awareness outreach program for children to help reduce children’s fear of physicians and improve communications in pediatrics; Family Medicine Health Prevention Clinic, diabetes and hypertension screenings/education at nursing homes; and the Elderly Community Project, health education for the elderly.
Ponce Health Sciences University, Ponce, Puerto Rico, Doctor in Medicine, 2006-2010
University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Minor in Finance, 2005-2006
University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto, Rico, Bachelor of Science, Biology, 2001-2005
RESIDENCY & TRAINING:
Montefiore Medical Center/Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, Multidisciplinary Pain Management Fellowship, 2018-2019
Veterans Affairs Caribbean Healthcare System, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency, 2015-2018
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, University District Hospital, San Juan, Puerto Rico, General Surgery Preliminary Resident, 2011-2013
Ponce Health Sciences University, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Ponce, Puerto Rico, Transitional Year Resident, 2010-2011
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSURES:
American Board of Anesthesiology Pain Management Board Certified
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Board Certified June 2019
U.S. Medical Licensing Exams, 2008-2013
American Academy of Pain Medicine
Association of Academic Physiatrists
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Montefiore Medical Center/Einstein College of Medicine, A Cross-Sectional Study Evaluating the Clinical and Psychological Impact of Limited Access to Health Care in Chronic Pain Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Co-Investigator
Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy as the First Manifestation in a Patient With HIV: A Case Report, Co-Investigator
Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Intradermal & Intramuscular Infiltrations With Onabotulinum Toxin Type A to Treat T8-T12 Chronic Post Herpetic Neuralgia: A Case Report, Co-Investigator
Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Does Participation in the Chronic Non-Malignant Program Reduce Utilization of Services in the Emergency Room Related to Pain Management?, Co-Investigator
Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Contralateral Radiculopathy Caused by a Large Lumbar Facet Synovial Cyst: A Case Report