Dr. Gorman is Chief of the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine in the Department of Neurology. He holds the same title at Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Hospital. He is also the Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Service at Kernan.
Dr. Gorman's main research interests are in the field of spinal cord injury medicine. He is currently principal investigator of a study investigating the use of robotic treadmill training in persons with incomplete spinal cord injury. He continues to participate in numerous pharmaceutical trials, and previously was a co-investigator in a study that lead to the approval of a neuroprosthetic functional electrical stimulation device that restores hand function in persons with tetraplegia. He also collaborates closely 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, and electromyography. He sees patients both at Kernan Hospital and at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.
Dr. Gorman is an Associate Residency Program Director of the Sinai/University of Maryland Residency Training Program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also the Director of the ACGME Certifiied Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship at Kernan Hospital.
Education and Training
1979 Sc.B. Biomedical Engineering, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
1982 M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
1985 M.D. Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
1985-1989 Neurology Residency, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
1989-1991 Fellowship, Neurologic Rehabilitation and Electromyography, MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio
1991 Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
1998, renewed 2006, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
1998 American Academy of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Neurologic Rehabilitation
Gorman PH, Stroh-Woulle K, Peckham PH, Heydrick D. Patient Selection for an Upper Extremity Functional Electrical Stimulation Neuroprosthesis in Tetraplegia. Spinal Cord 35:569-573 (1997).
Gorman PH, Kikta DG, Peckham PH. Neurophysiologic Evaluation of Lower Motor Neuron Damage in Tetraplegia. Muscle & Nerve 21: 1321-1323 (1998).
Rodgers MM, Keyser RE, Gardner ER, Russell PR, Gorman PH: Influence of trunk flexion on biomechanics of wheelchair propulsion. J Rehabil Res Dev. 37:283-295 (2000).
Gorman PH. An Update on Functional Electrical Stimulation After Spinal Cord Injury. J Neurorehabil Neural Repair 14(4):251-263 (2000).
Rodgers MM, Keyser RE, Rasch EK, Gorman PH, Russell PJ. Influence of training on biomechanics of wheelchair propulsion. J Rehabil Res Dev 38:505-511 (2001).
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).
Peckham, PH and Gorman PH. Functional Electrical Stimulation in the 21st Century. Topics in Spinal Cord Rehabilitation 10(2): 126-150 (2004).
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).
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).