Education and Experience
- Tulane University School of Medicine (New Orleans LA)/ (1985)
- Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (Chicago IL)/ Rehabilitation Medicine (1989)
- Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab (2003)
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Zorowitz has research interests in stroke rehabilitation outcomes, dysphagia, spasticity, and the hemiplegic shoulder. He has participated in a number of industry-sponsored clinical trials as well as the Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Outcomes Project, sponsored by the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Dr. Zorowitz has participated on consensus panels of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Primary Stroke Centers, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Stroke Subspecialty Program, and currently participates on consensus panels of the ASA Comprehensive Stroke Centers and American Medical Association Work Group for Performance Standards in Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation.
2001 Operation Stroke Initiatives, American Heart Association, Southeastern Pennsylvania Region
2001 Visionary in Practice Society, National Stroke Association
2001-2008 Best Doctors, Aiken, SC
2002-present Marquis Whos Who in America
2002-2005 Guide to Top Doctors, Center for the Study of Services, Washington, DC
2002 Outstanding Leadership Award, American Heart Association, Southeastern Pennsylvania Region
2002 Distinguished Achievement Award, American Heart Association, Pennsylvania-Delaware Affiliate
2002-present Americas Registry of Outstanding Professionals, Westbury, NY
2003-present Marquis Whos Who in Science and Engineering
2003 Delaware Valley Areas Top Doctors, Delaware Valley ConsumersCheckbook, 1(2): Summer/Fall 2003
2004-present Marquis Whos Who in Medicine and Healthcare
2004 Marquis Whos Who in the World, 22nd Edition
2005 AcademicKeys Who''s Who in Medical Sciences Education
2005-2010 Honored Member, Strathmores Whos Who
- Neurologic Rehabilitation
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hanley, D., Gorelick, P.B., Elliott, W.J., Broder, M.S., Saver, J.L., Kidwell, C.S., Fagan, S.C., Wilson, A., Lennihan, L., Schwer, W.A., Rubenstein, L.Z., Crowell, R.M., Haines, S.J., Lopez, C.C., Zorowitz, R., Dubois, R.W. Determining the appropriateness of selected surgical and medical management options in recurrent stroke prevention: A guideline for primary care physicians from the National Stroke Association work group on recurrent stroke prevention. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 13(5): 196-207, 2004.
Schwamm, L.H., Pancioli A., Acker, J.E., Goldstein, L.B., Zorowitz, R.D., Shephard, T.J., Moyer, P., Gorman, M., Johnston, C., Duncan, P.W., Gorelick, P., Frank, J., Stranne, S.K., Smith, R., Federspiel, W., Horton, K.B., Magnis, E., Adams, R.J. Recommendations for the Establishment of Stroke Systems of Care: Recommendations From the American Stroke Associations Task Force on the Development of Stroke Systems. Stroke 36: 690-703, 2005.
Alberts, M.J., Latchaw, R.E., Selman, W.R., Shephard, T., Hadley, M.N., Brass, L.M., Koroshetz, W., Marler, J.R., Booss, J., Zorowitz, R.D., Croft, J.B., Magnis, E., Mulligan, D., Jagoda, A., OConnor, R., Cawley, C.M., Connors, J.J., Rose-DeRenzy, J.A., Emr, M., Warren, M., Walker, M.D. (for the Brain Attack Coalition). Recommendations for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. A Consensus Statement from the Brain Attack Coalition. Stroke 36: 1597 - 1616, 2005.
Bates B, Choi JY, Duncan PW, Glasberg JJ, Graham GD, Katz RC, Lamberty K, Reker D, Zorowitz R. AHA/ASA-Endorsed Practice Guidelines. Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Adult Stroke Rehabilitation Care. Executive Summary. Stroke 36: 2049-2056, 2005.
Conroy B, Zorowitz R, Horn SD, Ryser DK, Teraoka J, Smout RJ. An Exploration of Central Nervous System Medication Use and Outcomes in Stroke Rehabilitation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86(12, Suppl 2), S73-S81, 2005.
Chae, J., Yu, D.T., Walker, M.E., Kirsteins, A., Elovic, E.P., Flanagan, S.R., Harvey, R.L., Zorowitz, R.D., Frost, F.S., Grill, J.H., Fang, Z.P. Intramuscular electrical stimulation for hemiplegic shoulder pain: a 12-month follow-up of a multiple-center, randomized clinical trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 84(11): 832-842, 2005.
Zorowitz, R.D., Smout, R.J., Gassaway, J.A., Horn S.D. Prophylaxis for and Treatment of Deep Venous Thrombosis After Stroke: The Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Outcomes Project (PSROP). Top Stroke Rehabil 12(4): 1-10, 2005.
Zorowitz, R.D., Smout, R.J., Gassaway, J.A., Horn S.D. Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Medication Usage During Stroke Rehabilitation: The Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Outcomes Project (PSROP). Top Stroke Rehabil 12(4): 11-20, 2005.
Zorowitz, R.D., Smout, R.J., Gassaway, J.A., Horn S.D. Antihypertensive Medication Usage During Stroke Rehabilitation: The Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Outcomes Project (PSROP) Top Stroke Rehabil 12(4): 21-27, 2005.
Zorowitz, R.D., Smout, R.J., Gassaway, J.A., Horn S.D. Neurostimulant Medication Usage During Stroke Rehabilitation: The Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Outcomes Project (PSROP). Top Stroke Rehabil 12(4): 28-36, 2005.
Zorowitz, R.D., Smout, R.J., Gassaway, J.A., Horn S.D. Usage of Pain Medications During Stroke Rehabilitation: The Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Outcomes Project (PSROP) Top Stroke Rehabil 12(4): 37-49, 2005.
Zorowitz, R.D. Ambulation in a Wheelchair-Bound Stroke Survivor Using a Walker with Body Weight Support: A Case Report Top Stroke Rehabil 12(4): 50-55, 2005.
Chae, J., Mascarenhas, D., Yu, D., Kirsteins, A., Elovic, E., Flanagan, S., Harvey, R., Zorowitz, R.D., Fang, Z. Post-stroke shoulder pain: Relationship to motor impairment, activity limitation and quality of life. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88(3): 298-301, 2007.
Chae, J., Ng, A., Yu, D.T., Kirsteins, A., Elovic, E.P., Flanagan, S.R., Harvey, R.L., Zorowitz, R.D., Fang, Z. Intramuscular electrical stimulation for shoulder pain in hemiplegia: Does time from stroke onset predict treatment success? Neurorehabil Neural Repair 21(2): 201-209, 2007.
- Rehabilitation Outcomes
- Stroke Rehabilitation
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
National Stroke Association
American Stroke (Heart) Association
WE MOVE, Education Committee
- Stroke Rehabilitation