Lieutenant Commander, Navy
Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Location: Other LocationResearch Interests:
Sports Medicine, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Ultrasound Procedures, Interventional Spine Procedures, Sports Related Concussion, Osteopathic Manipulation, Regenerative Medicine
BiographyDr. Adam Susmarski currently serves as a staff physiatrist at the United States Naval Academy in the Brigade Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department and team physician for wrestling, men’s and women’s cross country, and water polo.
He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, MI. He completed his internship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C. followed by Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pittsburgh, PA where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Susmarski’s awards include being honored with Gannon University’s Distinguished Young Alumnus Award in 2016, as well as, being named one of the Top Physicians Under 40 in Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Medical Society in 2017. He was additionally recognized during his PM&R residency with the Rising Star award for most outstanding junior resident, Administrative excellence award for his UPMC system wide amputee medical care initiatives, and Overall Excellence in Residency at graduation.
LCDR Susmarski was a recipient of the United States Navy Health Professional Scholarship upon his acceptance into medical school. His Naval medicine career has included deployments to Afghanistan, Kuwait, Africa, and Europe. He has been decorated with multiple individual and unit recognitions including but not limited to Navy/Marine Corps Commendation and Achievement Medals, Navy Unit Commendation, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Battle “E”, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal with Bronze Star, Seabee Combat Warfare Device, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Junior Officer of the Year, and US Navy Green “H” award. He was honored by being deep selected, below zone for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) in the fall of 2014.
Throughout his twelve year career in medicine Dr. Susmarski has spent a significant amount of time working in the field of Sports/Musculoskeletal Medicine and has provided care to a wide range of athletes in a variety of sports encompassing athletes from high school, college, professional, military, Olympic, Paralympic, and Special Olympics levels of competition.
LCDR Susmarski’s academic pursuits include work on multiple book chapters, peer reviewed manuscripts, grants, and presentations including award winning research at national and international medical conferences. He additionally has served on multiple regional and national committees, as a peer reviewer of several prominent medical journals, and as a member of numerous professional organizations. He is also very active in his local community and completes an average of 100 volunteer hours yearly over the course of the past fifteen years.
Dr. Susmarski was born in Erie, PA and is a proud graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School. He graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the Archbishop John Mark Gannon award upon graduation from Gannon University.