Katharine E. Alter, MD, is a practicing pediatric and adult physiatrist in metropolitan Washington, DC. She is the Medical Director of the Functional and Applied Biomechanics Section and Senior Clinician in the Clinical Center and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
Dr Alter is a co-investigator on numerous protocols at the NIH, investigating spasticity, movement disorders, upper motor neuron syndromes, botulinum toxin therapy, proprioception, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound imaging, and musculoskeletal pain conditions. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications related to these projects and, most recently, an atlas on the topic of ultrasound guidance for chemodenervation procedures.
Dr. Alter is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.