Dr. David R Gater MD Physiatrist

Dr. David Gater is a physiatrist in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center and VCU Health System. He received his medical degree from University of Arizona College of Medicine and has been in practice for 22 years. He is one of 20 doctors at Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center and one of 9 at VCU Health System who specialize in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Physiatrist: General Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurorehabilitation

Education & Medical Training

University of Arizona
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1992 - 1993

University of California at Davis
Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1993 - 1996

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Class of 1992

University of Arizona
Other Training, Biology, 1980 - 1982

University of Arizona
Other Training, Exercise and Sports Sciences, 1982 - 1985

University of Arizona
Other Training, Physiology, 1985 - 1990

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

VA State Medical License
Active through 2014

PA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

25th Annual William A. Spencer, MD, Memorial Lectureship, TIRR
2012

America’s Top Doctors, US News and World Report
2011

Academy of Mentors, Virginia Commonwealth University
2010

PM&R Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, VCU
2010

Partner of the Year Award, SCI Association of Virginia Community
2010

America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical
2004

Margaret Weber, Provider of Choice Award, VA VISN
2004

Best Poster by Career Development Awardee, 3rd National Rehabilitation R&D Meeting
2002

Young Academician, Association of Academic Physiatrists
2002

Career Development Award, NIH
2001

Research Career Development Award, Rehabilitation Research & Development Service, VAMC
2000

Scholar Award, Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association
2000

Abraham Flexner Master Educator Award: Educational Leadership & Administration, Center for Excellence in Medical Education, University of Kentucky
2000

Physician Scientist Award, University of Kentucky
1999

Master Educator Award: Teaching, Contribution & Participation, University of Kentucky, Center for Excellence in Medical Education
1999

Teacher of the Year, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky
1997

Selected Participant for Veterans Affairs Medical Center Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Mentoring Workshop
1997

Zenas B. Noon Award for Excellence in Cardiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine
1992

Honors and Awards Committee Excellence in Research Award, University of Arizona College of Medicine
1992

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Scholarship, University of Arizona College of Medicine
1986

Phi Kappa Phi, University of Arizona
1982

Baird Academic Scholarship, University of Arizona
1980

Publications & Presentations

Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome after Spinal Cord Injury
2007 4 13

Research Statistics in Rehabilitation Medicine
2007 4 6

Spinal Cord Injury: Chaplain Care
2007 3 30

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