Carolyn Keeler, DO
Carolyn E. Keeler is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she majored in both Communication Studies and Dance. Upon graduation, she had a performing and teaching career in jazz and modern dance, and was an American College of Sports Medicine health and fitness trainer.
Carolyn completed her osteopathic medical degree at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. She then left her native San Francisco Bay Area for the East Coast for postgraduate training.
Dr. Keeler completed a rotating internship at St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital in Manhattan in 2005, followed by a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NYU Medical Center/Rusk Institute in 2008. Her residency training involved caring for a broad range of rehabilitation patients including people with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, stroke, cardiac conditions, and following various orthopedic surgeries. She trained at Harkness Center for Dance Injuries and at the student clinic at Julliard, gaining experience with Dance and Performing Arts Medicine. She completed the Stanford University/Helms Medical Acupuncture course, and is certified in Medical Acupuncture.
Dr. Keeler completed a fellowship in Medical and Interventional Spine at the Cleveland Clinic in 2009, where she gained experience with spinal interventional techniques, general medical spine care, and further honed her skills with acupuncture, and osteopathic manipulation. She relocated to North Carolina to join the faculty at Duke University Medical Center, and is Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and practices in the Duke Spine Center.
Carolyn’s clinical interests include spine wellness and prevention, musculoskeletal medicine, and performing arts medicine. Her research interests include integrative approaches to spine and pain conditions. She is delighted to be a member of the Bravewell Class of 2012.