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Susan M. McDowell, MD

Specialties
  • Physical Medicine and Rehab
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Susan M. McDowell, M.D., is the chairperson for physical medicine and rehabilitation in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky. She also serves as the medical director for Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. McDowell earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation with a subspecialty certificate in spinal cord injury medicine, but has always done pediatric rehabilitation care throughout her career. She has served in numerous other leadership roles within the Department of PM&R and the College of Medicine including the former associate dean for graduate medical education. Dr. McDowell has been a part of numerous regional and national academic societies. She has also presented both regionally and nationally with publications in educational and clinical areas. Her primary interests are in leadership, team, and interprofessional education and care.

She has participated in pediatric rehabilitation care through Shriners Children's on and off throughout her entire career. She has a particular interest in pediatric movement disorders management including medications, botulinum toxin and intrathecal medication usage.

Pediatric Care

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Board Certifications
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - General
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
Education and Training

Medical Education
Medical College of Georgia
August, GA
1/1/1990

Residency
University of KY
Lexington, KY
1/1/1993

Academic Positions and Locations

University of KY
Associate Professor

University of Kentucky
Assistant Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • 1994-Present: Member, Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • 1994-Present: Member, American Academy of PM&R

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