Dr. Gregory Carter Earns National Ernest Johnson Outstanding Educator Award

June 9, 2020
Spokane, WA

Gregory Carter, MD, MS, chief medical officer for St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, has been recognized by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) for his decades-long commitment to education. The 2020 Earnest Johnson Outstanding Educator Award in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation recognizes people for their significant contributions related to neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine education.

Dr. Carter has been a member of AANEM since 1992 and has presented over 20 various sessions at AANEM Annual Meetings since 2001. He served as an examiner for the ABEM Certification exam, on the AANEM Board from 2013-2016 and served on the Muscle and Nerve Editorial Board as Senior Associate Editor. Dr. Carter was previously recognized by the AANEM in 2012 with the Distinguished Researcher Award. 

Additional examples of Dr. Carter’s commitment to education include co-founding the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and ALS Center at the University of Washington and the MDA Regional Neuromuscular Disease Center at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA. More recently, Dr. Carter received the 2019 Outstanding Preceptor Award from the University Of Washington School Of Medicine, MEDEX Northwest program. He is widely published in the medical literature, and is the former editor in chief of the publication Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America and senior associate editor for the medical journal Muscle and Nerve. 

Dr. Carter will receive the award at the annual AANEM meeting on Friday, October 9. 


The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to the advancement of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and electrodiagnostic medicine. To learn more about the AANEM and the Ernest Johnson Outstanding Educator Award (PMR) visit AANEM.org

About St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute

The region's largest, free-standing Level I Trauma Rehabilitation hospital, St. Luke's provides comprehensive medical rehabilitation services for people of all ages who have experienced a stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation or other injury or illness requiring rehabilitative care. St. Luke's is accredited by Joint Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International. Thousands of patients choose St. Luke's for inpatient rehabilitation services at the main campus and outpatient therapy services at nine locations throughout Spokane. For more information on St. Luke's visit:

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