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 associate 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:

Pham KL, Slomine BS, Kramer ME, Suskauer SJ. (2014). Emergence to the Conscious State during Inpatient Rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Young Adults: A Case SeriesJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 29(5), E44-48.

Reidy TG, Suskauer SJ, Bachur CD, McCulloch CE, Comi AM. (2014). Preliminary Reliability and Validity of a Battery for Assessing Functional Skills in Children with Sturge-Weber SyndromeChild's Nervous System, 30(12), 2027-2036.  

Trovato MK, Bradley E, Salorio CF,  Slomine BS, Christensen JC, Suskauer SJ. (2013). Physical Abilities and Mobility Scale (PAMS):  reliability and validity in children receiving inpatient rehabilitation for acquired brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 94(7), 1335-1341.      

Kramer ME, Suskauer SJ, Christensen JR, DeMatt MA, Trovato MK, Salorio CF, Slomine BS. (2013). Examining acute rehabilitation outcomes for children with total functional dependence after traumatic brain injury: a pilot study. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 28(5), 361-370.

Suskauer SJ, Trovato MK. (2013). Update on Pharmaceutical Intervention for Disorders of Consciousness and Agitation Following TBI in ChildrenPM&R, 5(2), 142-147.

Austin CA, Slomine BS, DeMatt EJ, Salorio CF, Suskauer SJ. (2013). Time to follow commands remains the most useful injury severity variable for predicting WeeFIM scores one year after pediatric TBI. Brain Injury, 27(9), 1056-1062.