- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
In 1990, while a junior in college studying Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University, Dr. House broke his neck snow skiing on winter break. He broke his seventh cervical vertebrae, which resulted in paralysis he still has today. He has use of his arms, some decreased movement of his hands, and no movement below his chest.
J. Glen House, MD, MBA served as Medical Director of Penrose-St. Francis’ Capron Neuro & Trauma Rehabilitation Medical Center from 2003 to 2021. In 2003 he started Colorado Rehabilitation Physicians, P.C., a private outpatient practice located at Penrose Hospital. From 2021 to July 2023, he was Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program at Providence St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Medical Center until moving to Kootenai Health.
He entered medical school 2 years after his accident and attended the University of Washington School of Medicine, performed an internship in Internal Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah, and completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine where he was selected to serve as Chief Resident. After residency he completed an additional year of fellowship training in Spinal Cord Medicine at The Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is subspecialty board-certified in both Spinal Cord Medicine and Brain Injury Medicine.
At the age of twenty, Dr. House founded FlexLife, a medical device company that patented and manufactured a catheterization aid for individuals with limited-dexterity that is still used today in rehabilitation centers nationwide. A study revealing the benefit of this device was published in the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. He holds 17 U.S. patents and has several pending patents in the medical device field. After he completed the executive MBA program at the University of Colorado in May of 2010, he traveled to China to study medical device manufacturing and gain a better understanding of international business. Dr. House is the founder of Adapta Medical, Inc. located in Colorado Springs, a company that develops innovative disposable urological medical devices. Dr. House is focused on the task of creating devices and products that improve the quality of life for individuals with physical limitations.
Dr. House is married to Nikki who he met during medical school and has two daughters, Bentley and Hadley. He enjoys maximizing the outdoor experience with adaptive equipment and devices and has climbed Pikes Peak five times during the Pikes Peak Challenge to raise money for brain injury.
Societies and Positions Held
University of Washington
Baylor College of Medicine
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Brain Injury Medicine
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation