Scott T. Stoll, DO, PHD
Residency Program Director 

Dr. Stoll graduated in 1990 from medical school at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) in Fort Worth. He received his PhD in 1992 from the University of North Texas in Denton with an emphasis on the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Dr. Stoll completed a residency training program specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) in 1995. In 2000, he completed additional post-graduate training in Neuro-Musculoskeletal Medicine (NMM). Dr. Stoll is board certified in both PM&R and NMM. 

From 1995 to 2010, Dr. Stoll conducted research, taught medical students, and practiced medicine as a full time faculty member at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) in Fort Worth. During this time, Dr. Stoll advanced from Assistant Professor to Tenured Full Professor. He served UNTHSC as a Department Chairman, Board Member, and Institute Director for over 10 years. Dr. Stoll had a successful research career at UNTHSC and was awarded several million dollars in national competitive research grants. Dr. Stoll also served from 2001-2007 as the Founding Executive Director of the national Osteopathic Research Center (ORC) at UNTHSC. His research included a variety of projects focused on treatment of the musculoskeletal system (spine, arms and legs). Most recently, Dr. Stoll was awarded and completed a 3-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) investigating non- surgical treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which utilized EMG/NCS (neurodiagnostic) testing as a primary research outcome measure. 

Dr. Stoll has been performing neurodiagnostic (EMG/NCS) testing in Fort Worth for over 30 years. In 2010, Dr. Stoll opened Stoll Neurodiagnostics, PA in order to provide excellence in EMG/NCS testing in a full-time private practice setting. Dr. Stoll and his wife Myra raised 3 children and currently reside in West Fort Worth. 


Robert Balch III, DO
Associate Program Director

Dr. Balch attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. He completed residency training in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He then completed an ACGME accredited fellowship in Pain Management at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he served as Chief Fellow. During his fellowship, he worked closely with internationally recognized experts in headache pain, spine and pelvic pain.

Dr. Balch is an accomplished author and has published several papers in Scientific Journals including “Ultrasound Guided Intrathecal Baclofen Trials: A Case series”, and “Extended Release Morphine Sulfate in Treatment of Severe Acute and Chronic Pain”. Following his fellowship training, he entered private practice at the Texas Pain Institute in Fort Worth, TX and later founded Balch Interventional Pain and Wellness Center.

Dr. Balch is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Management, ABPMR. His experience as a PM&R specialist has fostered an understanding that one must treat the whole person by incorporating the mind, body and spirit.


William C. Bridges, MD
Associate Program Director

Dr. Bridges was named the Medical Director of Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Worth in January 2011 and has served as the hospitals only medical director. Under Dr. Bridges’ medical leadership, Texas Rehabilitation Hospital has earned numerous awards, including 2022 Newsweek America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers, CARF certifications in general rehab, stroke rehabilitation, brain injury, and spinal cord injuries. Texas Rehabilitation Hospital has also finished in the top 10 percent for outcomes, since it’s opening in 2011.

Prior to opening Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Worth, Dr. Bridges served as the Medical Director of Health South Cityview Hospital from 2005-2011. Dr. Bridges holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from Southwestern University. He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Bridges completed an internship at Riverside Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is also a member of the Physician Advisory Board for Kindred Healthcare, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and previously served as the Director of National Physician Council for Centerre Healthcare Corporation. In spite of all of this, Dr. Bridges cites his main work as bring a husband a father, spending time with his extraordinary wife and daughter.


Hilary F. Ryder, MD, MS, FACP, FHM, HEC-C
Site Director & Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at Texas Health Resources/ Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth

Dr. Ryder is director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Forth Worth. She is professor of medicine at the TCU School of Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas, and adjunct faculty of The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. She is board-certified in internal medicine and works clinically as a hospitalist.

Dr. Ryder earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Chicago. She worked as a geneticist before receiving her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, joining the Geisel School of Medicine faculty as a hospitalist. She earned a master’s of science through The Dartmouth Institute. Dr. Ryder served as the clerkship director of the core internal medicine clerkship at Geisel School of Medicine and associate program director and then program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Dr. Ryder has a national reputation as a medical educator, and has been featured on several medical education podcasts, including The Medicine Mentors PodcastSpecialty Stories: Helping You Choose a Medical Career, and Lab Medicine Rounds. She has a special interest in medical education research. Her current work focuses on the meaning and role of assessments in undergraduate and graduate medical education and understanding moral distress medical students face when encountering ethical dilemmas. Dr. Ryder also mentors students and residents with interest in medical education research and is most proud of the papers she co-authors with learners.

Dr. Ryder spends her free time with her husband Matthew and their four children. She is an avid traveler, having visited more than 30 countries while living in Europe, the United Kingdom, Central America, and West, East, Central and South Africa.


Karim Meghani, MD
Core Faculty

Dr. Meghani specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He earned his medical degree at the Aga Khan University Medical College and completed a residency in Physical Medicine and rehabilitation at East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, in North Carolina. He received advanced training in Neuromuscular Diseases and EMG through a fellowship at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

He has been practicing Rehabilitation medicine since 1995.  He specializes in management and Rehabilitation of patients with stroke, neuromuscular diseases, orthopedic trauma, joint replacements, musculoskeletal injuries and electrodiagnostic studies. In addition, he is double board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Dr. Meghani is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Associating of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He has a passion for photography and loves exploring countries with vastly different cultures and architecture.


Ade L. Adedokun, DO, RPH
Core Faculty

Dr. Adedokun is an osteopathic physician who is board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, also know as a Physiatrist. He has been in practice in Fort Worth since 1998.

A native of Nigeria, Dr. Adedokun began his career in medicine as a pharmacist. He obtained his Doctor of Osteopathy from Ohio University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio, interned at Horizon Hospital – Shenango Valley Medical Center in Ferrell, Pennsylvania and completed his residency at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

When not working, Dr. Adedokun enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He enjoys working out at the gym and playing racquetball.


Kristen Taylor, DO
Core Faculty

Dr. Taylor was raised with an expectation to always be compassionate towards others, and to lead life with a servant's heart. She found the greatest joy and sense of purpose in her work helping children with physical and cognitive impairments, enabling them to enjoy their lives to the fullest of their abilities, and enabling them to achieve the highest level of independence that their diagnosis allows. By empowering these children and their families to reach for their goals, she earns the privilege of sharing in their victories. 

Cook Children's Pediatric Physiatry allows her to care for physically and cognitively disabled children in a team approach to optimize their complex medical care and functional outcomes.


Cayli Balch, DO
Core Faculty

Dr. Balch received a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. During her undergraduate studies, she developed a passion for science, travel and exploring new cultures while studying abroad in Rome, Italy. She went on to receive a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas, where she felt the holistic approach to patient care by helping integrate the patient into the health care process was best suited to her philosophy.

Her post-graduate training included serving as co-chief intern with the Department of Medicine at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the #1 ranked Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago associated with Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois where she served as coordinating contributing editor for Rehab in Review-Association of Academic Physiatrists and received the RIC School Recognition Award for Rehabilitation Research.

Her professional experiences include working as an instructor for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation for Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, an electromyographer for the Brown Hand Center in Austin, Texas and a private practice at the Balch Interventional Pain and Wellness Center in Fort Worth, TX. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Balch strives to promote healthcare excellence by serving as a guiding partner in her patient’s medical journey.


Joshua Balch, MD
Core Faculty

Dr. Balch attended Ross University School of Medicine and completed a surgical internship at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania in general surgery. He is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. After his surgical internship, Dr. Balch completed his residency training in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital located in Wheaton, Illinois. He then completed his pain fellowship at the Pain and Headache Center in Wasilla, Alaska.

After fellowship, he then entered private practice specializing in outpatient interventional pain management at the Pain and Headache Center in Alaska and at Balch Interventional Pain and Wellness Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Balch also served as the Medical Director for Alaska Regional Hospital's inpatient rehabilitation facility. His main area of focus includes spinal and musculoskeletal pain, abdominal pain, peripheral nerve entrapments, regenerative therapy and general phsyiatry.


Camelia Mitchell Rigsby, MD
Core Faculty

Dr. Mitchell Rigsby earned her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She completed her Internal Medicine internship at Methodist Hospital of Dallas and her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UT Southwestern/Parkland Health and Hospital System. She has been practicing Inpatient Rehabilitation Medicine since 2008. She has expertise in treating patients with strokes, amputations, musculoskeletal dysfunction, neuromuscular diseases, and catastrophic injuries including spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. She has a special interest in treating medically complex patients by helping them to regain and preserve function.

Among her professional activities, Dr. Mitchell Rigsby has served as Medical Director at Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington since 2015. She is also a member of the Kindred LifePoint Rehabilitation Services Medical Advisory Board which has allowed her to participate in coaching medical directors and legislative advocacy efforts in the field on a national level. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatrists, American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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