Letter from the President

What a joy and privilege it is to serve you all as the President of ASCIP for 2021-2023! Whether you are a longstanding member who helped ASCIP form back in 2009, or a new member, we are all part of a team in pursuit of our foundational mission statement, “Many Minds…One Vision.” Our interdisciplinary collaborations allow us to pursue our mission to optimize the health of individuals with spinal cord injury and disorders (SCI/D) as we learn, mentor, and explore new ways to achieve abundant life.

As science, medical fields, and healthcare environments change, it is crucial for all of us to remain vigilant in our efforts to provide the best care possible for those we have the privilege to serve.  ASCIP is uniquely positioned to provide a diverse set of professional disciplines that allow us to explore and discover new aspects of care and life quality for those with SCI/D.

I am excited to grow our community during my tenure as President. It is my honor to work alongside strong leaders in the field of SCI/D in the Governance Board, Section Boards, Committees, our Executive Director, and the FIRM. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions or suggestions at dgater@miami.edu.


David R. Gater, Jr., MD, PhD, MS
President, ASCIP