Stacy J. Suskauer, M.D.

Stacy Suskauer
Stacy Suskauer
Research Scientist, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9440
Email: suskauer@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Stacy Suskauer is a research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programs at the Institute. She is also an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

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


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.

LINK: SciVal Experts Research Profile for Stacy Suskauer


Research Studies:


Recent Publications:

Update on Pharmaceutical Intervention for Disorders of Consciousness and Agitation Following TBI in Children. Suskauer, SJ and Trovato, MK. PM&R, in press.

The Physical Abilities and Mobility Scale (PAMS): reliability and validity in children receiving inpatient rehabilitation for acquired brain injury. Trovato, MK, Bradley E, Salorio CF, Slomine BS, Christensen JC, Suskauer SJ. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in press.

Examining Acute Rehabilitation Outcomes for Children With Total Functional Dependence After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Study. Kramer ME, Suskauer SJ, Christensen JR, Dematt EJ, Trovato MK, Salorio CF, Slomine BS. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2012 May 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Quality of care indicators for the structure and organization of inpatient rehabilitation care of children with traumatic brain injury. Zumsteg JM, Ennis SK, Jaffe KM, Mangione-Smith R, MacKenzie EJ, Rivara FP; National Expert Panel for the Development of Pediatric Rehabilitation Quality of Care Indicators. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Mar; 93(3):386-93.e1. Epub 2012 Jan 26.

Quality of care indicators for the rehabilitation of children with traumatic brain injury. Rivara FP, Ennis SK, Mangione-Smith R, MacKenzie EJ, Jaffe KM; National Expert Panel for the Development of Pediatric Rehabilitation Quality Care Indicators. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Mar; 93(3):381-5.e9. Epub 2012 Jan 26.