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Robert Samuel Mayer, MD

Medical Director, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Appointment Phone

410-614-4030

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Medical Director, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Vice-Chair, Education, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Physician Advisor
  • Director, Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Residency Director, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Centers & Institutes

  • Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

Expertise

Back Disorders, Cancer Rehabilitation, Joint Pain, Neurological Restoration, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Pain

Biography

Dr. R. Samuel Mayer is an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include complications of critical illness, spine disorders, pain management, disorders of muscle tone and cancer rehabilitation.

Dr. Mayer serves as the medical director of inpatient rehabilitation. He’s also vice chair of education, director of undergraduate medical education and residency program director for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

He graduated from the honors program in medical education at Northwestern University School of Medicine and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rush Medical College. He was chair of the Committee on Medical Education for the American Medical Student Association while he was a medical student. After completing his residency, he remained on faculty at Rush Medical College, eventually becoming the residency program director and acting chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He joined the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins in 2001.

Dr. Mayer serves as director of the Medical Student Summer Clinical Experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for the Association of Academic Physiatrists. He is a member of the American Academy Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. In 2012, he was honored with the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Outstanding Council Service Award for the Medical Rehabilitation Council.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

American Academy Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Association of Academic Physiatrists

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago IL ) (1986)

    Residencies

    • Rush Presbyterian University Medical College (Chicago IL ) (1990)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (1991)
  • Research & Publications +
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    Outstanding Council Service Award, American Academy of Physical medicine and Rehabilitation, 2012

    Best Doctors in America, 2000 - present

    Top Doctor, 1996 - present

    Elkins Award (highest score on ABPMR exam), 1990

    Professional Activities

    Director, Medical Student Summer Clinical Experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatrists

    Chair-elect, Medical Student Clerkship Directors Council, Association of Academic Physiatrists

    Question writer, United States Medical Licensing Examination, National Board of Medical Examiners

  • Videos & Media +

    Videos

    R. Samuel Mayer, MD, Physiatrist

    Dr. Mayer is a clinical physiatrist whose primary clinical practice focuses on physical rehabilitation for patients with complications of critical illness, spine disorders, pain management, disorders of muscle tone and cancer rehabilitation.

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  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Phipps
    198
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-2450
    Appointment Phone: 410-614-4030
    Fax: 443-769-1243
    Location Map
    Good Samaritan Professional Building
    5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
    Baltimore, MD 21239
    Phone: 443-444-4714
    Appointment Phone: 410-614-4030
    Fax: 443-444-4943

    Department/Division

    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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