Stacy Suskauer, MD

Co-Director, Center for Brain Injury Recovery, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Understanding and Improving the Recovery Trajectory Following Pediatric TBI

This presentation will describe influences on short- and long-term recovery across the severity spectrum of pediatric TBI.  Developmental considerations will be highlighted, including challenges and emerging evidence related to injury in very young children and the critical importance of following children over time and into adulthood.  This presentation will examine the emerging evidence base for interventions to improve behavioral and family outcomes and describe who is most likely to benefit. Finally, it will consider the barriers to evidence-based management of the behavioral and psychosocial consequences of TBI and potential strategies for addressing these challenges.

Presenter Bio:

Stacy Suskauer, MD, 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. Dr. Suskauer is board-certified in pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation. She holds subspecialty certification in pediatric rehabilitation medicine.