Carl V. Granger, MD, is professor and former chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York. He is also the director and a founder of both the Center for Functional Assessment Research and Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR). Dr. Granger is one of the developers of the (FIM® instrument). He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and New York University School of Medicine and is certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and in electrodiagnostic medicine.
Dr. Granger’s academic and administrative appointments have included professor and chair of the physical and rehabilitation medicine department at Tufts University School of Medicine, professor of family medicine and community health at Brown University, and director of the Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Rhode Island. Dr. Granger is past president of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and of the International Federation of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He served on the Advisory Board of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health.
His interests and research are in the development and use of measures of disablement and quality of daily living—including physical, mental/emotional, and social functioning—to evaluate outcomes of medical rehabilitation. Dr. Granger is the author of more than 225 publications. In a recent study (Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 91, Issue 5, pp. 806–815, May 2010) covering over 45,700 articles published in 30 rehabilitation-dedicated journals, Dr. Granger was found to have coauthored 10 of the 100 top-cited articles and was the first author of five articles, nearly twice as many as any other author.
A recipient of numerous honors, Dr. Granger received the Frank A. Krusen Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, which named him the 30th Annual Walter J. Zeiter Lecturer. He won the Elizabeth and Sidney Licht Award for Excellence in Scientific Writing. He is a Fellow (Honoris Causa) of the Australian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine of the Royal Australian College of Physicians. The Association of Academic Physiatrists named him Distinguished Academician for his work as a teacher and researcher. In 1999, the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences gave Dr. Granger its top faculty recognition, the Stockton-Kimball Award.