Richard Zorowitz, MD Appointed Medical Director for ReMed of Maryland
Release Date: 2/2/18 - Columbia, MD – Richard Zorowitz, MD has been appointed Medical Director of ReMed’s Maryland programs. Dr. Zorowitz, is an Attending Physician for Outpatient Services at the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and a Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He will be responsible for coordinating medical efforts on behalf of individuals served at ReMed of Maryland and will be a liaison with other physicians and practitioners who might be involved in the care and treatment of the individuals that ReMed serves.
Dr. Zorowitz brings a deep understanding of the unique needs of the complexities of the individuals we serve and the benefits of community reintegration.
Dr. Zorowitz said, “I am excited to have ReMed in Maryland as I have been familiar with the work done by ReMed and Dr. Keith Robinson in Pennsylvania. The formal establishment of ties between MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and ReMed is a natural move. Both organizations are committed to patient-centered care, and are committed to high standards of quality care that produce the best functional outcomes. My goal is to bridge the complementary levels of care to individuals with brain injury, strengthen the education to our resident physicians and fellows, and provide potential collaboration in research on community-based rehabilitation.”
“We are very excited to finally have an outpatient clinic and a residential site in an area that has referred to ReMed’s Philadelphia and Pittsburgh area programs throughout the years,” said Mary Pat Murphy, ReMed’s Vice President of Clinical Services. “Dr. Zorowitz’s dedication to the needs of the individuals we serve coupled with his understanding of community reintegration make him a natural fit for ReMed of Maryland’s Team.”
A graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Zorowitz completed an internship in internal medicine at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University, IL. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine and Brain Injury Medicine. Dr. Zorowitz’s clinical work is focused on the rehabilitation of acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other neurological conditions. He specializes in the management of spasticity, including oral medications, botulinum toxin injections and intrathecal baclofen.