Adam Susmarski, DO
LCDR, MC, USN
PGY-4

Research Projects
The FIRST STEP (Sustainable Traumatic amputee Education Program) Initiative. Mentor: Dr. Cara Camiolo-Reddy, MD, MMM

Compliance with Cognitive Rest after Concussion: The Importance of Effective Teamwork and Communication. Mentor: Dr. Luis Guerrero, MD. MedStar NRH

The examination of mental toughness, sleep, mood and injury rates in an Arctic ultra-marathon. Co-Author in collaboration with Scott Murray Graham, M.Sc., Russell Martindale, PhD., Christopher Connaboy, Ph.D., Adam Susmarski, D.O., Mairi McKinley, M.Sc.. School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Changing Perception: Outcomes from a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medical Student Interest Fair. Co-Author in Collaboration with Adam Lewno D.O., Brad Dicianno M.D., Luke Brane, Ross Carson.(Grant awarded from the Association of Academic Physiatrists. PM&R Interest Group Student Fair to promote the growth of PM&R. Mentor: Dr. Brad Dicianno. 2015)

The role of the thoracolumbar fascia in the etiology of non-specific lower back pain. Co-investigator in collaboration with primary investigator Dr. Chris Connaboy, Sports Medicine at University of Pittsburgh.

Study on the Effects of Botulinum Toxin Injection on Needle EMG of the Lumbar Paraspinal Muscles. Mentors: Dr. Kevin F. Fitzpatrick, MD (Mount Vernon Rehabilitation Medicine Associates) and Dr. Min Ho Chang, MD (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)

Missed Fibular Shaft Fracture in United States Navy Seaman. Mentor: Dr. Arthur Jason De Luigi. MedStar NRH.

Scholarly Activity
Publications:
Changing Perception: Outcomes from a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medical Student Interest Fair. Brane LB, Carson R, Susmarski AJ, Lewno AJ, Dicianno BE. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Accepted May 2016

Right Lower Extremity and Ankle Pain. AAPM&R Online Case Study, Musculoskeletal Case #47. Susmarski AJ, De Luigi, AJ. July 2015

Chapter 2 in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Editors: Dr. Rory Cooper, Dr. Paul Pasquina, LTC Doug Etter. Borden Institute 2015.

Veteran Spotlight: Steve Domitrovich, Survivor of the Massacre at Malmedy in Promoting Successful Reintegration: A Practical Handbook. Editors: Dr. Rory Cooper, Dr. Paul Pasquina, LTC Doug Etter. Borden Institute 2015

Wheelchair Sports Technology and Biomechanics in Adaptive Sports Medicine: A Clinical Guide. Rory A. Cooper, PhD, Rosemarie Cooper, MPT, ATP, Ashli Molinero, PhD, Adam Susmarski DO. Editor: Dr. Arthur J De Luigi. Publisher: Springer.

Acute Facet Arthropathy in Musculoskeletal conditions from head to toe: A Diagnostic and Treatment Guide for Primary care Physicians. Adam Susmarki DO, Eric Helm MD. Editor: Stuart Kahn. Publisher: Springer.

Ultrasound Guided Platelet Rich Plasma and Autologous Stem Cells Injections: An Emerging Alternative Treatment for Osteochondral Defects. Susmarski AJ, Franco TD, De Luigi AJ. Altern Integ Med. 2013; 2(108).

Baseball Player Steals Home with Left Knee Platelet Rich Plasma and Autologous Stem Cell Injections. Susmarski AJ, Franco TD. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
2011 June; 43(5):195-196.

Presentations: 
Medical Student Round Table. AAP Annual Meeting. 2017.

Implementation of an Administrative Leadership Track in a PM&R Residency Training Program. AAP Annual Meeting. 2017.

Soccer Player with Neck Pain and Upper Extremity Parasthesias. Susmarski AJ, Giammittorio S, Nindl BC. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. 2017.

Cervical Facets. University of Pittsburgh Primary Spine Practitioner Certification Program. 2017.

Lumbar Facets. University of Pittsburgh Primary Spine Practitioner Certification Program. 2017.

Medical Emergiencies in PM&R, Mercy Rehab Nursing School, 2016

Facet Medicated Pain: Hiding in Plain Sight, Maryland Association of Osteopatheic Physicians 2016 annual Meeting

Football Player with Acute Anterolateral Knee Pain and Swelling. Susmarski AJ, Franco TD. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. 2016.

Transition to Internship. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2016

Study on the Effects of Onabotulinum Toxin A Injection on Needle Electromyography of the Lumbar Paraspinal Muscles. Susmarski AJ, Fitzpatrick K, Chang MH. AAP. 2016.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Military Medicine Elective: Deployment, Combat Trauma, and Echelons of Care. 2015.

University of Pittsburgh Masters of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics Program. Pharmacology in the Amputee. 2014, 2015.

Baseball Player Steals Home with Left Knee Platelet Rich Plasma and Autologous Stem Cell Injections. Susmarski AJ, Franco TD. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.

Posters:
Morel Lavallee Lesion of the Knee in a College Softball Player. Susmarski AJ, Auriemma M, Kelley GR, De Luigi AJ. AAP. 2017.

Football Player with Acute Anterolateral Knee Pain and Swelling. Susmarski AJ, Franco TD. UPMC Rehabilitation Institute Research Day. 2016.

Baseball Player Steals Home with Left Knee Platelet Rich Plasma and Autologous Stem Cell Injections. Susmarski AJ, Franco TD. De Luigi AJ. National Capital Region Military Research Competition.

Missed Fibular Shaft Fracture in United States Navy Seaman. Susmarski AJ, De Luigi AJ. UPMC Rehabilitation Institute Research Day. 2015.

Missed Fibular Shaft Fracture in United States Navy Seaman. Susmarski AJ, De Luigi AJ. AAPM&R Annual Meeting. 2015.

Awards
Gannon University: Distinguished Young Alumnus Award, 2016

US Military:1st Place Winner at National Capital Region Military Research Competition, 2014
Departmental: UPMC PM&R Residency, Rising Star Award, 2015


Why did you choose UPMC residency program?
Top all-around Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency in the country.

Career Interests
Clinical: Amputee, sports and spine medicine, brain injury

Research: Military medicine, EMG/NCS, sports and spine medicine, amputee, brain injury

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI

Undergraduate: Gannon University, Erie, PA

Hometown: Erie, PA

Personal Interests
Medical volunteer for local athletic events and Steel City NROTC
Running, swimming, cycling, gym
Travel