Frederick Frost, MD

216.445.7342

Frederick Frost, MD

Appointed: 1997

Frederick Frost, MD
Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department Chair
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S31
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.445.7342
DeskDesk:216.444.0226
WorkFax:216.636.0221
Frederick Frost, MD
Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S31
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.445.7342
DeskDesk:216.444.0226
WorkFax:216.636.0221
Frederick Frost, MD
Department: Center for Spine Health
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S31
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
DeskDesk:216.444.0226
WorkFax:216.636.0221
Frederick Frost, MD
Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Location: Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
33100 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Avon, OH 44011
WorkAppointment:440.695.4000
WorkFax:216.636.0221
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

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 the president-elect 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.

Professional Highlights

  • ACGME Subspecialty Certification: Spinal Cord Medicine 2008
  • Associate Editor: PM&R
  • Editor: "Lin's Textbook of Spinal Cord Medicine"
  • Resident Teaching Award: Case Western Reserve University 2005
  • Project Director & PI: Northeast Ohio Regional SCI System: 1995-1997
  • President: American Paraplegia Society 2013 - 2015

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Spinal Cord Injury Center
Chicago, IL USA
1988
Fellowship - Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System/Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL USA
1988
Residency - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Rehabilitation Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
1987
Internship - Cook County Hospital
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
1984
Medical School - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
1983
Undergraduate - University of Illinois Hospital at Urbana-Champaign
English
Urbana, IL USA
1979

Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation- Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Specialty Interests

falls prevention, geriatrics, rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, Stroke

Awards & Honors

  • "Top Docs," Cleveland Magazine, 2000-2012
  • Prince Visiting Professor: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2006
  • Sidney Licht Lectureship Ohio State University, 2000
  • Julius N. Frankel Fellow in Spinal Cord Injury  Northwestern University 1987-1988

Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Paraplegia Society (President)
  • American Spinal Injury Association (Board of Directors)
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Treatment & Services

  • Falls Prevention In The Elderly
  • Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation Of Neuromuscular And Orthopedic Disorders
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 9/29/2013, Dr. Frost has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
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