After a national search, Gregory T. Carter, MD, MS, joins St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute as medical director. Dr. Carter recently worked for rehabilitation hospitals in western Washington, bringing extensive experience to the Inland Northwest.
“Dr. Carter is working with our interdisciplinary teams to further position St. Luke’s as the premier rehabilitation facility in the region,” said St. Luke’s Hospital Administrator Ulrike Berzau. “Dr. Carter’s vision and passion for the highest standards of care supports St. Luke’s mission and goals.”
Dr. Carter co-founded the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) / ALS Center at the University of Washington and the MDA Regional Neuromuscular Disease Center at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash., where he later received the Excellence in Clinical Care Award from the MDA. In 2012, Dr. Carter received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is also the past recipient of the Best Research Paper Published by a Physiatrist Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as the Excellence in Research Writing Award from the Association of Academic Physiatrists.
“It is an honor to be part of St. Luke’s,” said Carter. “St. Luke’s offers innovative and vital services to the area not found elsewhere; the staff and community partners illustrate just why patients and health care providers continue to choose St. Luke’s for their rehabilitation needs.”
Dr. Carter is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neuromuscular Disease (NMD) research at the University of California, Davis, where he also earned a Master’s degree in Physiology.
About St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute
St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute is the region’s largest free-standing physical medicine and rehabilitation hospital and the only Level I trauma rehabilitation hospital in the Inland Northwest. St. Luke’s, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and The Joint Commission, serves more than 7,000 patients each year in inpatient and outpatient settings - people who have suffered a stroke, lost a limb, and suffered a brain injury, spinal cord injury or one of many other illnesses or injuries. St. Luke’s is a division of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS). For more information on St. Luke’s visit us on:
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