Alexander Dromerick, MD

Alexander Dromerick

Dr. Alexander Dromerick is Vice President for Research at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital.  He is also Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology and Chairman of Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC.   He is a Research Scientist at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Dromerick is a neurologist and rehabilitation physician who focuses his clinical and research activities on brain recovery and restoration of motor function after stroke, traumatic brain injury, and limb loss.  He is Co-Principal Investigator of the NINDS-funded I-CARE trial, a Phase III trial to improve arm recovery after stroke.  He is co-Principal Investigator of the NINDS-funded PROTECT DC Phase II clinical trial, aimed at reducing recurrent stroke in urban underserved individuals. His studies to improve prosthetic arm function in Veterans are funded by the Veterans Administration, and studies in methods to improve the battlefield screening for traumatic brain injury are funded by the Department of Defense.

Dr. Dromerick, has received numerous awards including: the Kenneth Viste Award for Neurorehabilitation, the Georgetown University/National Rehabilitation Hospital Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program Teaching Award, the Washington University Clinical Teacher of the Year, the Washington University Neurology Residency Program Teacher of the Year (Eliason Teaching Award), the Washington University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program Teacher of the Year, 2000 and the Award for Humaneness in Medicine from the Philadelphia County Medical Society.

Dr. Dromerick is a leader in the field of Neurorehabilitation. His many activities include: Chair: Function, Integration and Rehabilitation Sciences Panel, NIH/NICHD/NCMRR 2008 and 2009, Rehabilitation Chair, American Heart Association International Stroke Conference Program Committee 2007 to 2010 and served two terms on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Neurorehabilitation.  He is currently on the American Heart Association National Advisory Committee.    

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Specialties: Neurorehabilitation, Stroke
Medical School: University of Maryland, 1986
Internship: University of Maryland, 1988
Residency: University of Pennsylvania, 1991
Fellowship: Princeton University & University of Pennsylvania, 1992, Cornell University/Burke Rehabilitation Center, 1993
Certification(s): Psychiatry & Neurology, 1992
Special Interests: Stroke, Rehabilitation and Arm amputation