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David Gater Jr., MD

David Gater Jr., MD, PhD

Physical Medicine/Rehab Hershey, PA

Rocco Ortenzio Chair & Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Office Address

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  • 500 University Dr
    Penn State College of Medicine HP 28
    Hershey, PA 17033
    Phone: (717) 531-4263
    Fax: (717) 531-7102

Dr. Gater's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Physical Medicine/Rehab: Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Neurorehabilitation

Dr. Gater's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Professor & Rocco Ortenzio ChairPM&R, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
    Hershey, PA
  • DirectorVCU Medical Center
    Richmond, VA
    CCTR NIH K12 Program
  • AffiliateVCU Medical Center
    Richmond, VA
  • Staff PhysicianVirginia Commonwealth University Healthcare System
    Richmond, VA
  • ProfessorVCU Medical Center
  • SCI ChiefHunter Holmes McGuire VAMC
    Richmond, VA
  • Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Michigan
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Kinesiology (2004-2006);
  • Staff PhysicianAnn Arbor VAHS
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Associate FacultyGeriatrics Research & Education Center, AAVAHS
  • Staff PhysicianUniversity of Michigan Medical Center
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Associate FacultyUniversity of Michigan Diabetes Research Training Center
  • Medical DirectorUniversity of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Associate FacultyUniversity of Kentucky
    Associate Faculty, Kinesiology and Health Promotions (1998-2001); Associate Faculty, Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center (2001);
  • DirectorVeterans Affairs Medical Center
    Lexington, KY
    Director, Outpatient PM&R Services and PM&R Electrodiagnostic Studies (1997-1999); Spinal Cord Injury Outpatient Clinic;
  • Staff PhysicianShriners Hospital for Crippled Children
    Lexington, KY
  • Staff PhysicianVeterans Affairs Medical Center
    Lexington, KY
  • Staff PhysicianCardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
    Lexington, KY
  • Staff PhysicianUniversity of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
    Lexington, KY
  • Medical DirectorUniversity of Kentucky
    PM&R Consult Service
  • Staff PhysicianJewish Hospital
    Lexington, KY
  • Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Kentucky
    Assistant Professor, Physiology (2000-2001);

Dr. Gater's Education & Medical Training

  • University of California at DavisUniversity of California at DavisResidency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • University of ArizonaUniversity of ArizonaResidency, Internal Medicine
  • U of AZ Coll of MedUniversity of Arizona College of MedicineMedical School
  • University of ArizonaUniversity of ArizonaOther Training, Ph.D., Physiology
  • University of ArizonaUniversity of ArizonaOther Training, M.S., Exercise and Sports Sciences
  • University of ArizonaUniversity of ArizonaOther Training, B.S., Biology

Dr. Gater's Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License2013 - 2014
  • VA State Medical LicenseVA State Medical License2007 - 2014
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationSpinal Cord Injury Medicine

Dr. Gater's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • 25th Annual William A. Spencer, MD, Memorial LectureshipTIRR, 2012
  • America’s Top DoctorsUS News and World Report, 2011-2013
  • Academy of MentorsVirginia Commonwealth University, 2010-2013
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Dr. Gater's Clinical Trials

Dr. Gater's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Ureteroscopy with Lithotripsy for Urolithiasis in the Spinal Cord Injury Population  Wolfe T, Klausner AP, Goetz L, King AB, Hudson T, Gater DR, Spinal Cord, 1/1/2013
  • The Role of Nutrition in Health Status after Spinal Cord Injury  Khalil RE, Gorgey AS, Janisko M, Dolbow DR, Moore JR, Gater DR, Aging and Disease, 1/1/2013
  • The Effects of Aging and Electrical Stimulation Exercise on Bone after Spinal Cord Injury  Dolbow JD, Dolbow DR, Gorgey AS, Adler RA, Gater DR, Aging and Disease, 1/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Spinal Cord Medicine Chapter: Metabolic Disorders 
    Gater DR, Pai AB
    Editors: Kirshblum S et al.Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
    Edition 2nd ,2011
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology Chapter: Spinal Cord Injury 
    Gater DR
    Editors: Ehrman J, Gordon P, Visich P, Keteyian S.Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL
    Edition 2nd ,2009
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Management and Rehabilitation Chapter: Exercise and Fitness with Spinal Cord Injury 
    Gater DR
    Editors: Sisto SA, Druin E, and Sliwinski MM.Elsevier Publishers
    2009
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Abstracts/Posters

  • Insulin growth factors may explain variability in skeletal muscle size in individuals with chronic complete SCI
    Gorgey AS, Poarch H, Gater DR, JRRD, 1/1/2012
  • Electrical Stimulation in Hospitalized SCI Veterans with Pressure Ulcers: Retrospective Review
    Gater DR, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, Las Vegas, NV, 9/1/2011
  • Obstructive Uropathy due to Indwelling Catheter in Small Capacity Bladder
    Gater DR, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, Las Vegas, NV, 9/1/2011
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Lectures

  • Body Composition Assessment after Motor Complete SCI Las Vegas, NV - 9/2/2013
  • Obesity Drives Metabolic Syndrome in SCI Orlando, FL - 8/27/2013
  • Autonomic Dysfunction after Spinal Cord Injury Richmond, VA - 4/12/2013
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Grant Support

  • Body Composition Assessment In Spinal Cord InjuryNational Center For Research Resources
    2010 - 2010
  • Exercise To Reduce Obesity In Spinal Cord InjuryNational Center For Research Resources
    2009 - 2010
  • Exercise On Insulin Sensitivity &Glucose Effectiveness In Spinal Cord InjuryNational Center For Research Resources
    2005 - 2005
  • Mentored Patient-0riented Research Career Development AwNational Center For Research Resources
    2001 - 2004
  • Metabolism/Body Composition In Sedentary ParaplegicsNational Center For Research Resources
    2000 - 2002
  • Mentored Patient-0riented Research Career Development AwNational Center For Research Resources
    2000 - 2000
  • Aerobic Exercise Intervention On CAD Risk Profiles In Spinal Cord InjuryNational Center For Research Resources
    1999 - 2002

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