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Frank S. Pidcock, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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 brachial plexus injuries, spina bifida, and transverse myelitis.
He is a member of American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatrists, and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.
- Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Vice President, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kennedy Krieger Institute
- Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Research & Publications
Dr. Pidcock's clinical research focuses on developing treatment and evaluation protocols for constraint induced movement therapy applied to children with hemiparesis. He also studies rehabilitation outcomes for children with critical illness in the ICU, Rett syndrome, transverse myelitis, and burns.
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Pidcock FS, Salorio C, Bibat G, Swain J, Scheller J, Shore W, Naidu S. Functional Outcomes in Rett Syndrome. Brain & Development. 2016;38(1):76-81.PMID – 26175308
Kazis LE, Lee AF, Rose M, Liang MH, Li NC, Ren XS, Sheridan R, Gilroy-Lewis J, Stoddard F, Hinson M, Warden G, Stubbs K, Blakeney P, Meyer III. W, McCauley R, Herndon D, Palmieri T, Mooney K, Wood D, Pidcock F, Reilly D, Cullen M, Calvert C, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Soley-Bori M, and Tompkins RG. Advances in patient oriented outcomes: Recovery curves for pediatric burn survivors. JAMA Pediatr. 2016; 170 (6): 534-542. PMID – 26953515
Wieczorek B, Ascenzi J, Kim Y, Lenker H, Potter C, Shata NJ, Mitchell L, Haut C, Berkowitz I, Pidcock F, Hoch J, Malamed C, Kravitz T, Kudchadkar SP. PICU UP!: Impact of a Quality Improvement Intervention to Promote Early Mobilization in Critically Ill Children. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.2016; DOI:10.1097
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.
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.
Contact for Research Inquiries
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205 map
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
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Association of Academic Physiatrists
- American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
Videos & Media
Lectures and Presentations
Key Note Speaker
oral, Guangdong Provincial Conference on Pediatric Rehabilitation, Guangzhou, China (01/01/1900)