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Stacy Jennifer Suskauer, M.D.
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Expertise: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Research Interests: Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury; Sturge-Weber Syndrome
The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)
Appointment Phone: 410-532-4701
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
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.
- Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Associate Professor of Pediatrics
- B.S., Duke University (North Carolina) (2000)
- M.D., Duke University School of Medicine (Durham) (North Carolina) (2000)
Research & Publications
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 KeywordsPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
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.
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.
Suskauer S. "Emerging Data in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury." J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2015;8(4):269. doi: 10.3233/PRM-150353. PMID: 26684067
Contact for Research Inquiries
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205 map
Activities & Honors
- 2016 Joshua B. Canton Scholar Award, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
- 2017 Pediatric Rehabilitation Award, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
Videos & Media
Recent News Articles and Media Coverage
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)
5 Steps to a Healthier Concussion Recovery | Mediaplanet, Future of Personal Health