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ACRM Pediatric Award 2017 Pediatric Rehabilitation Award Recipient




Stacy Suskauer

Stacy Suskauer, MD
Kennedy Krieger Institute
and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine




Dr. Suskauer will review the emerging literature regarding brain physiology during and after recovery from youth concussion and vulnerabilities which may persist after clinical recovery from concussion. She will also discuss how these findings may be considered as part of conceptualization and decision-making for clinical care of youth with concussion.

Focus Areas: Brain Injury, Pediatric Rehabilitation


Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa“Dr. Suskauer is an innovative clinician and researcher in the area of pediatric brain injury and I look forward to hearing about her recent work.”

—Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD, FACRM, Centers for Disease Control




  1. Describe evidence suggesting lingering changes in brain function after clinical recovery from youth concussion
  2. Identify evaluation tools which may be sensitive to lingering concussion-related changes in brain function
  3. Discuss how research findings may be factored into clinical care for patients with concussion



Dr. Stacy Suskauer is a research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is co-director of the Center for Brain Injury Recovery at the Institute and an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 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.