MD, MOT, FAAP
Dr. Cushanick is a Pediatric Hospitalist in the Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an Instructor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Cushanick received a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation science from the University of Pittsburgh followed by a Master's of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine. She worked briefly as an occupational therapist and then attended the University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine. She completed pediatric residency training at Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Delaware and the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital. Dr. Cushanick joined Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2021 after working as a Pediatric Hospitalist at Arkansas Children’s Hospital for four years.
Dr. Cushanick has a special interest in medical education, evidence-based medicine, and the care of children with medical complexity. She has received numerous teaching awards and was chosen to participate in the Advancing Pediatric Educator Excellence Teaching Program through the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2021.
Dr. Cushanick is board-certified in pediatrics and board-eligible in pediatric hospital medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Dicianno, B. E., Karmarkar, A., Houtrow, A., Crytzer, T. M., Cushanick, K. M., McCoy, A., Wilson, P., Chinarian, J., Neufeld, J., Smith, K., & Collins, D. M. (2015). Factors Associated with Mobility Outcomes in a National Spina Bifida Patient Registry. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation, 94 (12), 1015–1025.