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Frank S. Pidcock, M.D.

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Director Pediatric Rehabilitation, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205 map
Phone: 443-923-9440
Fax: 443-923-9445

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Dr. Frank Pidcock is an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include the use of botulinum toxin injections to treat children with spasticity and the development of constraint induced therapies to improve the use of hemiparetic upper limbs.

Dr. Pidcock serves as the director of pediatric rehabilitation at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is also vice president of rehabilitation at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

He is a graduate of Hahnemann Medical College (1977). He earned his undergraduate degree in natural sciences at Johns Hopkins University (1973). His post-doctoral training includes a pediatric residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, a developmental pediatrics fellowship at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and a rehabilitation medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Dr. Pidcock joined the Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation faculty in 1994.

Dr. Pidcock is also interested in the rehabilitation of children with pediatric transverse myelitis and chronic graft vs. host disease.

He is a member of the Transverse Myelitis Association Medical Advisory Board and an examiner for the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation oral examinations. He is also a member of American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. more


  • Director Pediatric Rehabilitation, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Pidcock's clinical research focuses on developing treatment and evaluation protocols for constraint induced movement therapy applied to children with hemiparesis. He also evaluates intervention strategies for children with spasticity, especially medicinal botulinum toxin injections.

Selected Publications

  1. Reidy TG, Naber E, Viguers E, Allison K, Brady K, Carney J, Salorio C, Pidcock FS. "Outcomes of a clinic based constraint induced movement therapy program" Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, Early Online: 1-13, 2012.
  2. Pidcock FS, Krishnan C, Crawford TO, Salorio C, Trovato M, Kerr DA. "Acute transverse myelitis in childhood: center-based analysis of 47 cases." Neurology 2007; 68:1474-1480.
  3. Pidcock FS, Fish DE, Johnson-Greene D, Borras I, Mc Gready J, Silberstein CE. "Hip Migration Percentage in Children with Cerebral Palsy Treated with Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A." Arch PM&R. 2005; 86(3):431-435.
  4. Pidcock FS. "Botulinum toxin type A treatment in neurogenetic syndromes." Pediatric Rehabilitation. 2005 October; 8(4): 298-302.
  5. Pidcock FS. "The emerging role of therapeutic botulinum toxin in the treatment of cerebral palsy." J Pediatr. 2004 Aug;145(2 Suppl):S33-5.
  6. Kanda T, Pidcock FS, Hayakawa K, Yamori Y, Shikata Y. "Motor outcome differences between two groups of children with spastic diplegia who received different intensities of early onset physiotherapy followed for five years." Brain & Development 2004; 26: 118-1126.
  7. Pidcock FS, Fauerbach JA, Ober M, Carney J. "The Rehabilitation/School Matrix: A model for accommodating the noncompliant child with severe burns." Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation 2003; 24: 342-346.
  8. Pidcock FS, Wise JM, Christensen JR. "Treatment of Severe Post-Traumatic Bruxism with Botulinum Toxin-A: Case Report." Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2002; 60: 117-120.

Activities & Honors


  • Phi Beta Kappa, Johns Hopkins University
  • Johns Hopkins University Seal for “Outstanding Service to the University”, Johns Hopkins University
  • United Cerebral Palsy Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
  • Achievement Award in the Category of Patient Care, The Hospital Association of Pennsylvania
  • Achievement Award in the Category of Patient Education, The Hospital Association of Pennsylvania
  • Traveling Fellow for Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine
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