Newswise — The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is honoring Gregory Carter, MD, MS, with the Ernest Johnson Outstanding Educator Award for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR). This award honors a PMR AANEM member for significant contributions related to neuromuscular (NM) and electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine.

"Teaching, like the practice of medicine and research endeavors, is a challenging intellectual task," said Dr. Carter. "It is one of the most important things we can do in the course of our careers. Even in this age of nearly instantaneous information transfer, the most important aspects of clinical medicine cannot be learned off of a smartphone, website, or even a YouTube video. It is the hands-on, personal interactions with our trainees that passes on the knowledge that ensures the future of our field."

Dr. Carter's contributions to the AANEM Annual Meeting were a determining factor in his receiving the award.  He has presented at over 20 sessions and was always a popular speaker. He is adamant about the value of being an AANEM member.

"The AANEM is an outstanding organization and has the highest quality training and educational materials, including an excellent journal in Muscle and Nerve. The meetings are always top-notch, and bring in a mix of educational and research topics,” said Dr. Carter. 

Dr. Carter graduated from Loyola University of Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He completed a residency for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a research fellowship for neuromuscular disease at the University of California, Davis. He also earned a Master’s degree in physiology there, before accepting a MayDay pain fellowship at the University of Washington. He holds faculty appointments at both University of Washington and Washington State University medical schools. He currently serves as chief medical officer for St Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute in Spokane, Washington. He is now in the process of starting a new PM&R residency program. Dr. Carter served on the AANEM Board from 2013-2016 and served on the Muscle & Nerve Editorial Board as Senior Associate Editor. He also was a member of the following AANEM Committees: Research, Podcasting Editorial Board, and the NM Update Course Committee. 


About the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Based in Rochester, Minnesota, the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is the premier nonprofit membership association dedicated to the advancement of neuromuscular (NM), musculoskeletal and electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine. The organization and its members work to improve the quality of patient care and advance the science of NM diseases and EDX medicine by serving physicians and allied health professionals who care for those with muscle and nerve disorders.