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Stacy Jennifer Suskauer, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research Interests

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury; Sturge-Weber Syndrome more


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Dr. Stacy Suskauer is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Suskauer attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina for her undergraduate and medical education. She completed a combined residency program in pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Cincinnati Children''s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati. She came to Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins for a pediatric rehabilitation research fellowship and subsequently joined the faculty of these institutions in 2007. Dr. Suskauer also serves as the medical director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Her research interests include understanding and optimizing outcomes after childhood brain injury and evaluating functional outcomes in individuals with Sturge-Weber Syndrome and caring for children with limb deficiencies.

Dr. Suskauer is board-certified in pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation. She holds subspecialty certification in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. more


  • Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions



  • B.S.; Duke University (North Carolina) (2000)
  • M.D.; Duke University School of Medicine (Durham) (North Carolina) (2000)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Suskauer’s primary research focus is understanding and optimizing outcomes after childhood brain injury. Her projects include: investigating the use of neuroimaging and neurobehavioral assessments to improve understanding of brain-behavior relationships after traumatic brain injury, identifying the relationship between early physiological and functional variables and long-term outcome after brain injury and optimizing evaluation and treatment of children with disorders of consciousness after brain injury.

Dr. Suskauer’s additional research and clinical interests include evaluating functional outcomes in individuals with Sturge-Weber Syndrome and caring for children with limb deficiencies.

Technology Expertise Keywords

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Selected Publications

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Stephens J, Salorio C, Denckla M, Mostofsky S, Suskauer S. "Subtle Motor Findings During Recovery from Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: A Preliminary Report." J Mot Behav. 2016 Sep 16:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Slomine BS, Grasmick PH, Suskauer SJ, Salorio CF. "Psychometric properties of the Cognitive and Linguistic Scale: A follow-up study." Rehabil Psychol. 2016 Aug;61(3):328-35. doi: 10.1037/rep0000096. Epub 2016 May 19.

Risen SR, Barber AD, Mostofsky SH, Suskauer SJ. "Altered functional connectivity in children with mild to moderate TBI relates to motor control." J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2015;8(4):309-19. doi: 10.3233/PRM-150349.


Suskauer S. "Emerging Data in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury." J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2015;8(4):269. doi: 10.3233/PRM-150353. PMID: 26684067

Davis KC, Slomine BS, Salorio CF, Suskauer SJ. "Time to Follow Commands and Duration of Posttraumatic Amnesia Predict GOS-E Peds Scores 1 to 2 Years After TBI in Children Requiring Inpatient Rehabilitation." J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2016 Mar-Apr;31(2):E39-47.

Contact for Research Inquiries

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205 map
Phone: 443-923-9440

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Activities & Honors


  • 2020 Mitchell Rosenthal Mid-Career Award, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • 2017 Pediatric Rehabilitation Award, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • 2016 Joshua B. Canton Scholar Award, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

CDC Updates Child Concussion Guidelines | CBS Baltimore (September 2018)

On a Search for Markers to Assess the Subtle Signs of Brain Injury | Restore (February 2017)

Stimulating Brain Can Speed up Concussion Recovery | WBALTV (February 2017)

4 Myths About Kids and Concussions | The Huffington Post (March 2016)

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