Dr. Alexander Walter Dromerick, MD

Dr. Alexander Walter Dromerick, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (202) 726-7521

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Specialties
  • Brain Injury Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Neurology
Conditions I Treat
  • cerebral contusion
  • cerebral laceration
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • concussion
  • diffuse axonal injury
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Procedures I Perform
  • thrombolysis
About the Provider

VP for Research, Vice Chair of Rehab Medicine

Dr. Alexander Dromerick is Vice President for Research at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. He is also Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology and Chairman of Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. He is a Research Scientist at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Dromerick is a neurologist and rehabilitation physician who focuses his clinical and research activities on brain recovery and restoration of motor function after stroke, traumatic brain injury, and limb loss. He is Co-Principal Investigator of the NINDS-funded I-CARE trial, a Phase III trial to improve arm recovery after stroke. He is co-Principal Investigator of the NINDS-funded PROTECT DC Phase II clinical trial, aimed at reducing recurrent stroke in urban underserved individuals. His studies to improve prosthetic arm function in Veterans are funded by the Veterans Administration, and studies in methods to improve the battlefield screening for traumatic brain injury are funded by the Department of Defense.

Dr. Dromerick, has received numerous awards including: the Kenneth Viste Award for Neurorehabilitation, the Georgetown University/National Rehabilitation Hospital Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program Teaching Award, the Washington University Clinical Teacher of the Year, the Washington University Neurology Residency Program Teacher of the Year (Eliason Teaching Award), the Washington University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program Teacher of the Year, 2000 and the Award for Humaneness in Medicine from the Philadelphia County Medical Society.

Dr. Dromerick is a leader in the field of Neurorehabilitation. His many activities include: Chair, Function, Integration and Rehabilitation Sciences Panel, NIH/NICHD/NCMRR 2008 and 2009; Rehabilitation Chair, American Heart Association International Stroke Conference Program Committee 2007 to 2010 and served two terms on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Neurorehabilitation. He is currently on the American Heart Association National Advisory Committee.

Education
  • Fellowship Program: The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital (1993)
  • Fellowship Program: Medical Center at Princeton (1992)
  • Fellowship Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospitals (1992)
  • Residency Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospitals (1991)
  • Internship Program: Shock Trauma Center (1988)
  • Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine (1986)
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Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Pasquerilla Healthcare Center
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-444-8525
    Fax: 202-444-2661

    Accepting New Patients
  • 102 Irving Street Northwest
    Suite 1332
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 202-877-1000

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital