For Immediate Release
Contact: Derek Berry
Media Relations Manager
Dr. Alexander Dromerick
Washington, DC – November 24, 2009 – Dr. Alexander Dromerick, with National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C., has been named as Associate Director for Academic Affiliations and as Chief of Service and Vice Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital.
In his role as Associate Medical Director at NRH, Dr. Dromerick will work closely with Medical Affairs and the Research Center Directors. He will be responsible for continuing and expanding NRH’s research, teaching and career development relationships with Georgetown University (GU), Catholic University, the National Institutes of Health, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and other research programs, to develop appropriate new collaborations.
In his important leadership role at GU, Dr. Dromerick will be responsible for coordinating NRH’s clinical consultation and office practice. He will also serve as medical director for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapy Services Department, an important liaison role between NRH and GU.
Dr. Dromerick will work closely with the Graduate Medical Leadership at NRH, while overseeing NRH teaching activities at GU. He will continue to be closely involved with NRH’s Neuroscience Research Center, particularly in the area of stroke research. Dr. Dromerick is originally from Rockville, MD, and currently resides in Washington, D.C.
National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) is a private, not-for-profit facility located in Northwest Washington, D.C. NRH’s services are designed specifically for the rehabilitation of individuals with disabling injuries and illnesses such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and disease, arthritis, amputations, post-polio syndrome, chronic pain, back and neck pain, occupational injuries, cancer and cardiac disease that require medical rehabilitation, and other neurological and orthopedic conditions. NRH admits approximately 2,200 inpatients annually, has appeared on the “Best Hospitals” list in U.S. News & World Report for 15 consecutive years and is currently ranked among the top hospitals in medical rehabilitation in America. NRH has the only CARF accredited specialty program for both Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke in the region. In addition, NRH’s Spinal Cord Injury Program has been designated one of only 14 Model SCI Systems of care in the country by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a part of the Department of Education. NRH is a proud member of MedStar Health