Alexander Dromerick, MD, board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, is Director of the Neuroscience Research Center and Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Research Program at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH) in Washington, DC. He also serves as the Director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Liaison Service at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and is a Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University.
As a leader in the field of stroke and brain injury, Dr. Dromerick has authored several book chapters and reviews on such topics as cortical reorganization, traumatic brain injury, and stroke rehabilitation. He has published over 60 original reports and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals including Stroke, Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, and Neurology. He is an Editorial Board Member for Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair and Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, and an Ad-Hoc Reviewer for several medical journals including Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Journal of Neurologic Rehabilitation,and New England Journal of Medicine.
Over the past decade, Dr. Dromerick has participated in and served as Principal Investigator for numerous research projects funded by private, commercial, and federal agencies. Additionally, he has provided educational advisory and drug discovery consultancy services to pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Dromerick's current research interests include recovery and restoration from stroke, brain trauma recovery techniques, motor recovery strength and coordination, and independence and function in the community after stroke.
Prior to joining MedStar, Dr. Dromerick was an Associate Professor of Neurology and Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine, where he co-directed the Stroke Management and Rehabilitation Team. He also served as Medical Director, Rehabilitation Services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and Director of Neurorehabilitation at Barnes-Jewish Extended Care in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Dromerick received a medical degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, and completed a residency in neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. His post-graduate training includes a medical fellowship in Neurorehabilitation and Molecular Biology sponsored jointly by Princeton University in Princeton, NJ and University of Pennsylvania, and a fellowship in Neurorehabilitation at Cornell University/Burke Rehabilitation Center in White Plains, NY.
Dr. Dromerick's research interests include
- Brain injury
- Brain trauma recovery
- Rehabilitation and independence after stroke
- Research Areas
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation