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Barbara Jane De Lateur, M.D.

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  • Lawrence Cardinal Shehan Professor
  • Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages: English, Spanish


Deconditioning, Gait Analysis, Gait Impairment, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Neuromuscular Disease, Orthotics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research Interests

Musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders causing problems with mobility; prevention of frailty; deconditioning

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5476
4940 Eastern Avenue
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Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-5299 | Fax: 410-550-1345


Barbara De Lateur is a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. De Lateur dedicated over 50 years to helping thousands of people improve their quality of life through her expertise in musculoskeletal disorders and neuromuscular diseases.

In over 200 publications, she wrote extensively about prevention of frailty, benefits of exercise, and many other important issues. Dr. De Lateur also took part in establishing physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program at Johns Hopkins, passing on her wealth of knowledge to future generations of doctors.

In 2016, she was recognized by the University of Washington School of Medicine as a distinguished alumna. more


  • Lawrence Cardinal Shehan Professor
  • Director Emerita, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Distinguished Service Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, University Of Washington School Of Medicine (1963)


  • University of Washington / Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (1967)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (1970)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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deLateur BJ, Esselman PC. Dr. Justus Lehmann: expanding the frontiers of physical medicine and rehabilitation. PM R. 2013 Jul;5(7):547-53. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2013.05.014. No abstract available. PMID: 23880042

deLateur BJ, Shore WS. Recruitment and retention issues in clinical trials. PM R. 2013 Feb;5(2):159-60. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2012.12.008. No abstract available. PMID: 23415253

Kanderian SS, Delateur BJ, Shore WS, Rose JG, Carson KA, Whitcomb LL. A portable device for quantification of forearm muscle tone. PM R. 2011 Nov;3(11):1075-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2011.04.016. No abstract available. PMID: 22108235

Baima J, Trovato M, Hopkins M, Delateur B. Achieving functional ambulation in a patient with Chopart amputation. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Jun;87(6):510-3. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e318174eb75. PMID: 18496252

Mayer RS, Shah A, DeLateur BJ, Durso SC. Proposal for a required advanced clerkship in chronic disease and disability for medical students. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Feb;87(2):162-7. No abstract available. PMID: 17993988

Activities & Honors


  • The Gold Key, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • The Krusen Award and the Distinguished Clinician Award, American Academy of PM&R
  • Distinguished Member, Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • Top Docs
  • Who's Who in Medicine
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in the World
  • The Golden Goniometer Award for resident teaching
  • University of Washington School of Medicine Distinguished Alumna Award, 2016


  • American Academy of PM&R
  • American Burn Association
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists

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