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Frederick Frost is a board-certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation and spinal cord injury medicine. He holds a degree in English from the University of Illinois, and a medical degree from Northwestern University. After postgraduate training at Cook County Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, he was named the Julius N. Frankel Fellow in Spinal Cord Neurotrauma at the Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Leading the development of the Northeast Ohio Regional Spinal System at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, he authored the system’s first successful Model Systems grant in 1995 and served as its principal investigator and project director for the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Dr. Frost has published extensively in the field of spinal cord injury, and authored the chapter on spinal cord injury medicine in Braddom's "Textbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation," the leading reference worldwide in the field of PM&R. He has written over 90 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters in the field of rehabilitation. He also serves as Editor of Lin's "Textbook of Spinal Cord Medicine" and Associate Editor for the journal PM&R. He is a member of the governing board of the Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, and is currently president of the American Paraplegia Society. Grants that he has authored have raised more than $2 million for rehabilitation research. An Associate Professor of Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Dr. Frost has been honored with the Sidney Licht Lectureship at Ohio State University, the Prince Visiting Professorship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and the Charles Gibson Visiting Professorship at the University of Rochester. Since joining Cleveland Clinic he has held several department, institute and enterprise leadership roles in rehabilitation, home care, hospice and post-acute clinical domains.
falls prevention, geriatrics, rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, Stroke
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