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Philippines Garcia Cabahug, M.D.

Headshot of Philippines Garcia Cabahug
  • Director, Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship Program
  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Botulinum Toxin Injections, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management, Spinal Cord Injury more

Research Interests

Spasticity management; Aging in spinal cord injury; Musculoskeletal ultrasound more


Kennedy Krieger Institute

Appointment Phone: 443-923-9400
801 N. Broadway
4th floor
Baltimore, MD 21205 map
Phone: 844-334-3211


Dr. Philippines Cabahug is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Cabahug completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins and got her clinical fellowship in spinal cord injury medicine at Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI), where she joined the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury as a full-time physician.

Dr. Cabahug has worked on several publications regarding Lean Six Sigma Quality Improvement Project focused on improving discharge paperwork. She is also an online contributor to “PM&R Knowledge Now,” the online resource of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Cabahug is the director of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSK-US) at KKI. She runs two MSK-US clinics at KKI: a musculoskeletal diagnostic clinic and an ultrasound-guided intrathecal pump access clinic. more


  • Director, Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship Program
  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Centers & Institutes



  • M.D.; St. Luke's College of Medicine (Philippines) (2000)
  • B.S.; University of the Philippines (Philippines) (1994)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Cabahug’s research interests include spasticity management and aging in spinal cord injury, and the use of vibration plates in spasticity management.

Contact for Research Inquiries

Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205 map
Phone: 443-923-9227

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Activities & Honors


  • Frank L. Coulson Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2012
  • Johns Hopkins Healer Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2010

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