Catherine Schuster, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

220 Abraham Flexner Way

Dr. Schuster is the Associate Professor of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine for the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics. She is dual board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Schuster gathers expertise from a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals to offer a comprehensive approach to children and adolescents with conditions affecting motor development, function, and independence. Through the use of state-of-the-art equipment, advanced rehabilitation techniques, and access to the most progressive research available, she is committed to bringing each child to their highest level of function possible for their specific condition.

Dr. Schuster obtained her medical education from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine before embarking on an intern year in internal medicine at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She completed a residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky where she served as Chief Resident for PM&R. Dr. Schuster then completed her fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Schuster has authored and contributed to many posters and publications. In 2017 she was named as one of the Top Doctors in Louisville Magazine.

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Areas of interest for Dr. Schuster include:

  • Quality of life improvement
  • Spasticity management through botox injections and intrathecal baclofen
  • Traumatic and acquired brain injury
  • Concussion management and post-concussive symptoms
  • Spina bifida and other congenital spinal cord anomalies
  • Functional neurological symptom disorder
  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Post-neurosurgery or orthopedic surgery
  • Developmental delays
  • Education of medical students and residents