Prateek Grover, MD, PhD, MHA

Prateek Grover, MD, PhD, MHA, FAAPMR

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology 
Division of Neuro Rehabilitation
Interim Division Chief, Division of Neuro Rehabilitation
Medical Director, The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis
Program Medical Director, Amputation Rehabilitation, The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis
Chair, Limb Care Networking Group, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (non-academic volunteer position)

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Dr. Grover’s clinical interests focus on post-limb loss and limb difference rehabilitation, prosthetic candidacy, component selection, and community reintegration. He is a board-certified physiatrist and provides clinical care in both clinic and hospital settings. He serves as the Program Medical Director for Amputation Rehabilitation at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, and the primary physician for the Post-limb Loss Rehabilitation Clinic. He leads the continuum-of-limb-care implementation effort across departments at Washington University. He trains physiatry residents in limb loss rehabilitation at Washington University.

In addition to clinical care and leadership for post-limb loss rehabilitation, Dr. Grover serves in a broader rehabilitation leadership role as Medical Director for The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis. He helped develop robust institutional inpatient rehabilitation care processes for the ongoing pandemic with the Rehabilitation Institute team, and has been nationally published and interviewed for COVID-19 related inpatient rehabilitation care.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Upper limb loss
  • Lower limb loss
  • Limb difference

Rehabilitation

  • Presurgical/postsurgical functional evaluation and education
  • Prosthetic candidacy evaluation and prosthetic prescription
  • Prosthetic rehabilitation – upper and lower limb
  • Prosthetic gait analysis
  • Community reintegration facilitation

Clinical Office Locations

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Journal Articles     

  • Grover P, Albert C, Wang M, Harris GF. Mechanical Characterization of Fourth Generation Composite Humerus Proc. IMechE Part H: J. Engineering in Medicine. 2011 Dec; 225 (12): 1169-1176.
  • Grover P, Grindel SI, Harris GF. Characterization of Surgical Osteoanatomy of a Reference Anatomic Humerus Developed from the NIH Visible Human Project. Crit. Reviews Physical and Rehab. Med., 2011, 23 (1-4): 79-93.
  • Long JT, Groner J, Eastwood D, Dillingham T, Grover P, Harris GF. Implications of Arm Restraint on Lower Extremity Kinetics during Gait. J Exp Clin Med. 2011 Oct; 3(5): 200-206.
  • Carr D,  Grover P. The Role of Eye Tracking Technology in Assessing Older Driver Safety, Geriatrics (Basel). 2020 Jun; 5(2): 36.
  • Grover P, Carr D, Volshetyn O. PM&R Residency Quality Improvement and Research Curriculum - Design and Implementation, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation  2020 Jul 28; epub ahead of print
  • Di Giusto ML, Grover P, Castillo C, Jimenez IH, García JC, Tijerina R, Ramos-Usuga D, Arango-Lasprilla JC. The state of pulmonary rehabilitation in latin america during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Int Soc Phys Rehabil Med 2021;4:40-50

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Research Interests 

  • Characterization and implementation of limb loss and difference systems of care: upper and lower limb.
  • Biomechanics of prosthetic mobility and driving.
  • Dissemination of patient and professional resources for improving limb care. 
  • Post-acute rehabilitation systems: quality improvement and leadership.

Background

Dr. Grover earned his medical degree from the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, India. He completed his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University and NIDRR Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Fellowship at the Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center, Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University in Milwaukee. This was followed by residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Washington University School of Medicine and a Masters in Healthcare Administration at Missouri State University.

With this diverse background spanning rehabilitation, engineering, and leadership, Dr. Grover’s clinical, research, program development and advocacy efforts are focused on comprehensive limb care, care system development, provider and patient education, and prosthetics/rehabilitation access facilitation for persons with limb loss.

Nationally, he chairs the Limb Care Networking Group at American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and serves on the Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee at the Amputee Collation, the largest national limb-loss patient advocacy organization. In addition, Dr. Grover serves on the Quality, Practice, Policy and Research Committee at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as on other national rehabilitation related panels.

Board Certifications

  • Board-certified, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

Medical Degree

  • MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur, India

Residency

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Fellowship

  • National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training, Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center, Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Graduate Degree

  • Master of Healthcare Administration, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

Doctoral Degree

  • Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in QI and Research, PM&R Residency Program, Washington University

Professional Societies and Organizations

  • Chair, Limb Care Networking Group, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Member at large, Quality, Policy, Practice and Research Committee, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Fellow, Rehabilitation Medical Scientist Training Program, Academy of Academic Physiatrists
  • Member, Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee, Amputee Collation

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