Suzanne Groah, MD, MSPH

Suzanne Groah, MD, MSPH is currently the Director of Spinal Cord Injury Consultation Liaison Service and of Spinal Cord Injury Research at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University.

Dr. Groah has been the Project Director of the federally-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Secondary Conditions after Spinal Cord Injury since 2003 and is the current Project Director of the National Capital Spinal Cord Injury Model System. She has a subspecialty certification in spinal cord injury from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) and has written for the ABPMR SCI Subspecialty Examination for the past three years. She reviews regularly for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, and Journal of NeuroTrauma.

She has been an expert panel member for the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Consortium Guideline on Bladder Management and is currently an expert panel member for the upcoming PVA Consortium Guideline on Carbohydrate and Lipid Disorders after SCI. She is an Ad-hoc Board Member and Grant Reviewer for The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. Additionally, Dr. Groah was recently named a “Best Doctors in America” for the District of Columbia and was nominated for the National Spinal Cord Injury Association’s “Hall of Fame” in 2008.

Prior to joining MedStar, Dr. Groah served for 3 years as the Director of Spinal Cord Injury at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California. After completing her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Groah completed a fellowship in Aging with Spinal Cord Injury and a fellowship in Neurorehabilitation at Craig Hospital. She received her MSPH from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia.

Dr. Groah’s portfolio includes clinical and research leadership in the area of spinal cord injury and she has an extensive record of publications and conferences presentations on various topics related to rehabilitation and spinal cord injury.

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Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (1992)
Internship Program: Riverside Regional Medical Center (1993)
Residency Program: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (1996)
Fellowship Program: Craig Hospital (1999)
Fellowship Program: University of Colorado Hospital Denver (1999)