Dr. Erik Hoyer is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As deputy director for patient safety he leads efforts to improve patient safety and care at Johns Hopkins, including an initiative called activity and mobility promotion (AMP) to get patients up and moving following surgery. Dr. Erik Hoyer graduated summa cum laude and received his master's degree in computer science from Brandeis University prior to graduating from the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. He completed his internship in internal medicine at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, and subsequently finished his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation from Johns Hopkins University. He excelled during his residency, receiving the Hopkins Healer award twice, and was selected as a trainee to the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation, injection procedures to manage abnormal muscle tone (spasticity) and electrodiagnostic medicine (EMG).