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Research Interests

The goal of regenerative rehabilitation is to boost innate repair processes and/or to replace tissues in order to improve function. This is the focus of my career as a physiatrist-scientist with expertise in neuromuscular medicine, rehabilitation, gene therapy, and disease modeling with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). In the clinic, I see patients with nerve injuries, neuromuscular disease, as well as perform electromyography testing. In the laboratory, I use a combination of molecular, biochemical, and electrophysiological assays to study neurotrauma, axon regeneration and motor neuron disease with a priority on human pre-clinical models involving neurons generated from patient-specific iPSCs.

1. Axon regeneration 2. Peripheral nerve diseases 3. Motor neuron disease 4. Neurotrauma 5. Nerve repair biomarkers

1. Diagnostic electrophysiology including electromyography and nerve conduction studies 2. Peripheral nerve injuries, nerve repair and nerve transfers 3. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/motor neuron diseases 4. Peripheral neuropathy 5. Neuromuscular ultrasound

Certifications and Licenses

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neuromuscular Medicine

Training Experience

2007Postdoctoral Fellowship, Emory University
2012Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, Canada
2013Internship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
2017Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
2018Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine

… → 2012

PhD, Dalhousie University

… → 2007

Research interests

  • ALS
  • Clinical Research
  • EMG
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Rehabilitation/Therapy
  • Stem Cells


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