Barton W. Huddleston, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical PM&R
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
2201 Children's Way
Suite 1318

Dr. Barton Huddleston is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a graduate of Baylor University and University of Tennessee Medical School. He has served as a teaching physician at the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, and now is the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Physical Medicine and Rehab Acute Care Consultant. His clinical interests include establishing the specialty of PM&R in the tertiary care, level I trauma hospital setting, and creating clinical pathways integrating PM&R into the acute care continuum. Additionally, his interests include enhancing clinical treatment options through provision of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound evaluations and injections in the acute care and rehab hospital setting. Over the past 8 years, he has provided Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in-office injection education to clinical practices all across the United States. His research interests include efforts to establish benefit of integrative, functional medicine concepts within the clinical setting of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Huddleston has been recognized by several organizations for patient satisfaction that include Pres Ganey, Health Texas Provider Network, Baylor Healthcare System, and Dallas’ D Magazine. He has served on the Medical Director Advisory Council with HCA, and as Medical Representative for the Dallas Sports Marketing Committee. He has served as Event Medical Director for the United States Triathlon Association, for NCAA Women’s Basketball, and for the United States Gymnastics Association. He was also selected as the treating physician for Cirque du Soleil in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Huddleston is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and in Pain Medicine.


Board Certification

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

American Board of Pain Medicine



Dr. Huddleston’s primary interest is in maximizing patient functional and medical recovery through the entire rehabilitation continuum of care from the acute care hospital to home.  He has particular interest in nutritional impact on neurologic and musculoskeletal recovery, as well as the use of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for diagnostic, therapeutic, and patient educational purposes.



2009-2011  Advanced Physician Leadership Development Program, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

1991-1994  Residency: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, Virginia

1986-1990  Medical School: Doctor of Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee

1982-1986  Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science, Baylor University, Waco, Texas


Past Academic and Professional Appointments

Medical Director Advisory Council, HCA Health System Rehabilitation Services

Medical Director, Tristar Southern Hills, Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Medical Representative, Dallas Sports Marketing Committee

Medical Director, North American Medical Jurisprudence

Event Medical Director, United States Gymnastics Association

Event Medical Director, United States Triathlon Association

Event Medical Director, NCAA Women’s Basketball Sweet 16 Regional Tournament

Medical Director and CEO, Nashville Rehabilitation Hospital

Physician Consultant Panel, HealthSpring Insurance


Selected Publications

Huddleston, Barton W., Yablon, Stuart A. Hemicrania Continua: Recognition of an Unusual But Readily Treatable, Chronic Headache Syndrome. A Case Report (Poster 281).  PM&R, Volume 2, Issue 9, Supplement, September 2010, Page S126.

Rebounding from Injury Through Proper Sports RehabilitationVYPE Magazine, Feb. 2010, Volume 13, Number 28.

Your Epic Race Part I: The Prologue for Race Day Nutrition and Hydration. Inside Texas Running, Oct. 2009

Your Epic Race: Part II. The Day Before. Inside Texas Running, Dec. 2009

Your Epic Race: Part III. Morning of Race Day. Inside Texas Running, Feb. 2010

Your Epic Race: Part IV. The Big Race! Inside Texas Running, April 2010