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Richard David Zorowitz, MD

Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Titles

  • Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Centers & Institutes

  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Expertise

Neurologic Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research Interests

Rehabilitation Outcomes; Stroke Rehabilitation; Dysphagia; Spasticity; Hemiplegic shoulder

Biography

Dr. Richard D. Zorowitz is an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His area of clinical expertise is neurologic rehabilitation. He is chair of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Dr. Zorowitz received his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering/computer applications from Northwestern University Technological Institute and his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He was an internal medicine intern at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Northwestern University Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins in 2006, Dr. Zorowitz was the director of stroke rehabilitation and medical director of the rehabilitation unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Dr. Zorowitz’s research interests include stroke rehabilitation outcomes, dysphagia, spasticity and the hemiplegic shoulder.

In 2012, Dr. Zorowitz received the Outstanding Service Award from the Central Nervous System Rehabilitation Council of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Among his many professional roles, Dr. Zorowitz most recently participated on consensus panels of the American Stroke Association Comprehensive Stroke Centers and the American Medical Association Work Group for Performance Standards in Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation. He is a member of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the National Stroke Association and the American Stroke (Heart) Association.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

Association of Academic Physiatrists
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
National Stroke Association
American Stroke (Heart) Association
WE MOVE, Education Committee

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Stroke Rehabilitation
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  • Education +

    Training

    • Tulane University School of Medicine (New Orleans LA) (1985)

    Residencies

    • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago / Rehabilitation Medicine (Chicago IL) (1989)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab / Spinal Cord Injury Medicine (2013)
    • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (1990)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Zorowitz’s research is focused on stroke rehabilitation outcomes, dysphagia, spasticity and the hemiplegic shoulder.

    Selected Publications

    Yu, D.T., Chae, J., Walker, M.E., Kirsteins, A., Elovic, E.P., Flanagan, S.R., Harvey, R.L., Zorowitz, R.D., Frost, F.S., Grill, J.H., Feldstein, M., Fang, Z-P. Intramuscular neuromuscular electric stimulation for poststroke shoulder pain: a multicenter randomized clinical trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2004;85:695704.

    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.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    Outstanding Service Award from the Central Nervous System Rehabilitation Council of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2012

    Honored Member, Strathmores Who’s Who, 2005 - 2010

    Academic Keys Who’s Who in Medical Sciences Education, 2005

    Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2004 - present

    Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 22nd Edition, 2004

    Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2003 - present

    Delaware Valley Areas Top Doctors, Delaware Valley ConsumersCheckbook, 2003

    Outstanding Leadership Award, American Heart Association, Southeastern Pennsylvania Region, 2002

    Distinguished Achievement Award, American Heart Association, Pennsylvania-Delaware Affiliate, 2002

    Americas Registry of Outstanding Professionals, Westbury, NY, 2002 - present

    Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2002 - 2006

    Guide to Top Doctors, Center for the Study of Services, Washington, DC, 2002 - 2005

    Best Doctors, Aiken, SC, 2001 -2008

    Operation Stroke Initiatives, American Heart Association, Southeastern Pennsylvania Region, 2001

    Visionary in Practice Society, National Stroke Association, 2001

    Excellence in Stroke Education, National Stroke Association, 2000

    Professional Activities

    Representative, National Quality Forum (NQF), American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehablitation, 2010

    Associate editor, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2005 - present

    Guest editor, Multiple Sclerosis, 2004 - present

    Guest editor, Disability and Rehabilitation, 2003 - present

    Guest editor, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 2002 - present

    Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Professional and Technical Advisory Committee, 2002 - present

    Practice Guidelines Subcommittee, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2000 - present

    Guest editor, Stroke, 1997 - present

    National Stroke Association, Rehabilitation and Recovery Advisory Board, 1996 - present

    Editorial board, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 1994 - present

    Fellow, Stroke Council, American Stroke (Heart) Association, 1992 - present

    Guest editor, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1992 - present

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    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
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    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-550-1715
    Appointment Phone: 410-614-4030
    Fax: 410-550-1345
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