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Peter H. Gorman

Peter H. Gorman M.D.

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Neurology
Secondary Appointments: Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
Location: UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute, 2200 Kernan Drive, G 513, Baltimore, MD 21207-6697
Phone: 410-448-6261
Fax: 410-448-6617

Personal History:

Dr. Gorman is an associate professor of Neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is the Chief of the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UMROI).

Dr. Gorman's main research interests are in the field of spinal cord injury medicine. He is currently the principal researcher in a study comparing the use of robotic treadmill training to aquatic therapy in persons with incomplete spinal cord injury. He is also co-investigator in a trial of auricular acupuncture in spinal cord injury related pain. He continues to participate in numerous pharmaceutical trials, and previously was a co-investigator in a study that led to the approval of a neuroprosthetic functional electrical stimulation device to restore hand function in persons with tetraplegia. Dr. Gorman also closely collaborates with several Shock Trauma investigators on clinical studies of new acute management approaches in traumatic spinal cord injury.

Clinically, Dr. Gorman specializes in taking care of persons with spinal cord injury and/or disease. His practice includes inpatient acute rehabilitation and outpatient longitudinal care, management of spasticity with botulinum toxin injections and implanted baclofen pumps,. He sees patients both at UMROI (formerly Kernan Hospital) and at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. Dr. Gorman has been named as a "Top Doc" by Baltimore Magazine in 2012 and 2013.


  1. Peckham PH, Keith MW, Kilgore KL, Grill JH, Wuolle KS, Thrope JB, Gorman PH, Hobby J, Betz R, Carroll S, Hentz VR, Wiegner A, for the Implantable Neuroprosthesis Research Group. Efficacy of an Implanted Neuroprosthesis for Restoring Hand Grasp in Tetraplegia: A Multicenter Study. Arch PM&R 82:1380-1388 (2001).
  2. Roghmann MC, Wallin MT, Gorman PH, Johnson JA. Prevalence and Natural History of Colonization with Fluoroquinolone Resistant Gram-negative Bacilli in Community-dwelling People with Spinal Cord Dysfunction. Arch PM&R 87(10): 1305-1309 (2006).
  3. Roghmann MC, Gorman PH, Wallin MT, Kreisel K, Shurland S. Johnson JA S. aureus Colonization in Community-dwelling People with Spinal Cord Dysfunction.. Arch PM&R. 88(8):979-983 (2007).
  4. Gorman PH, Qadri SFA, Rao-Patel, A. Prophylactic Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Placement May Increase the Relative Risk of Deep Venous Thrombosis after Acute Spinal Cord Injury. J Trauma 66(3): 707-712 (2009).
  5. Kortee KB, Gilbert M, Gorman PH, Wegener ST. Positive Psychological Variables in the Prediction of Life Satisfaction Following Spinal Cord Injury. Rehabilitation Psychology 55(1): 40-47 (2010).
  6. Gorman PH. Unilateral Hyperhidrosis from a Contralateral Source in an Individual with C4 Complete Tetraplegia. J Spinal Cord Medicine 33(4): 428-430 (2010).
  7. Gorman PH. The Review of Systems in Spinal Cord Injury and Dysfunction. Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology, Volume 17(3) Neurorehabilitation; pp 630-634. June 2011.
  8. Geigle P, Frye S, Perreault J, Scott W, Gorman P. Atypical Autonomic Dysreflexia during Robotically Assisted Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training in an Individual with Motor Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury. J Spinal Cord Medicine. 36(2): 153-156 (2013).