Senior Fellow & Professor
MedStar NRH & Georgetown Univ. School of Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Naples, Florida – United States
Gerben DeJong, PhD, FACRM, Senior Fellow for Health Policy & Post-acute Care, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital; Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine; and Senior Partner, DeltaMed Partners.
Prior to rejoining MedStar NRH in late 2004, Dr. DeJong served a 2-year stint with the University of Florida as a professor in the Department of Health Services Research, Management & Policy. Previously until 2001, Dr. DeJong served for 16 years (1985-2001) as MedStar NRH’s founding Director of Research.
Dr. DeJong has conducted several large multi-center clinical and health outcome studies. He is the author or co-author of more than 250 papers on health policy, health care financing, post-acute care, and health outcomes. For more than 30 years, Dr. DeJong has tracked American post-acute health care system and its publicly traded companies, especially their growth, development, and consolidation. He is also an avid student of health care reform and has lectured widely on the topic.
Dr. DeJong has had a long history with ACRM going back to 1978. In 2006-07, Dr. DeJong served as President of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM). Earlier in 1985, he received ACRM’s Licht Award for Excellence in Scientific Writing and received its Distinguished Member Award in 1992. In 1998, he received the organization's highest award, the Gold Key Award. Dr. DeJong was ACRM’s John Coulter Lecturer in 1993. He has served on many ACRM committees and for many years was chair of its Policy & Legislation Committee.
He is a frequently invited speaker both in the United States and abroad. In 1984, he was a Fulbright Scholar in the Netherlands. In 2013, Dr. DeJong was the William Evans Visiting Fellow with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Musculoskeletal Medicine at University of Otago and the Burwood Academy in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Thursday, November 7
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Friday, November 8
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM