David Gater Jr., MD

David Gater Jr., MD, PhD

Physical Medicine/Rehab Hershey, PA

Rocco Ortenzio Chair & Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Office Address

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

David Gater Jr., MD, PhD

Physical Medicine/Rehab Hershey, PA

Rocco Ortenzio Chair & Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Specialties & Interests

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

Education & Training

  • University of California DavisUniversity of California Davis
  • University of ArizonaUniversity of Arizona
  • University of Arizona College of MedicineUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine
  • University of ArizonaUniversity of Arizona
  • University of ArizonaUniversity of Arizona
  • University of ArizonaUniversity of Arizona

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License2013 - 2016
  • VA State Medical LicenseVA State Medical License2007 - 2014
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationSpinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • 25th Annual William A. Spencer, MD, Memorial LectureshipTIRR, 2012
    • America’s Top DoctorsUS News and World Report, 2011-2013
    • PM&R Faculty Teaching Excellence AwardVCU, 2010

    Clinical Trials

    Publications & Presentations

    PubMed

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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