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Albert Recio, M.D., RPT, PTRP
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9227
Dr. Albert Recio is a physician in the paralysis restoration program at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI), and the medical director for the aquatics medicine program at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Born in the Philippines, Dr. Recio graduated cum laude-first place with his medical degree in 1997 from the Perpetual Help College of Medicine in Biñan, Laguna. He undertook his internship training at the Perpetual Help Medical Center from 1997-1998. At Jackson Park Hospital in Chicago, Illinois from 2002-2003, Dr. Recio completed his general internship. While at the Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts from 2003-2006, he completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation. From there, he did a year-long clinical fellowship in spinal cord injury medicine at University of Washington/VA-Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, Washington in 2007.
Before earning his medical degree, Dr. Recio worked as a licensed physical therapist from 1990-1993 at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, Illinois. Since 1997, Dr. Albert Recio has been a volunteer physician for medical missions in the Republic of the Philippines. From 2003 to 2006, he was a contributing editor to Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s rehabilitation and review monthly journal. For two years he was also a contributing editor to the pain rounds website, until 2007. Currently, Dr. Recio is a member of the American Paraplegia Society, the Association of American Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
In 2005 he won the Best Paper Presentation at the third world congress of the International Society of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) in Sao Paolo, Brazil for his paper titled Post-Stroke Depression: Medication and Rehabilitation. Dr. Albert Recio has been the recipient of the Josefina Laperal Tamayo Award for Excellence, Community Service Award, the Perpetual Help Medical Center Loyalty Award, the Dean’s Gold Medal Award and Academic Scholarship Award. For his 2005 paper titled Fertilized Duck Egg (Balut) and Cholesterol, he won Best Paper Presentation at the Asian Medical Students' Conference in Hong Kong.
Dr. Recio's research interests center on activity-based restoration therapies (ABRT). In an effort to provide patients with long-term spinal cord injuries or paralysis greater independence, his research evaluates the ability of ABRT to help patients recover neurological sensation and physical movement. Dr. Recio's field of interest also includes electrical stimulation in the treatment of recalcitrant pressure wounds and the use of functional electrical stimulation (FES) to activate nerves innervating extremities affected by paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury (SCI).