The California Rehabilitation Institute Appoints New Director of Research                                                          

May 16, 2019 | David Geffen School of Medicine, Rehabilitation, UCLA

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California Rehabilitation Institute, a three-way partnership among UCLA Health, Cedars-Sinai and Select Medical, appointed Steven C. Cramer, M.D., Director of Rehabilitation Research.

In his new post, Dr. Cramer will continue his multifaceted research in stroke and neurorehabilitation, the genetics of stroke recovery and systems of medical care including telerehabilitation. He will lead the developing research program at California Rehabilitation Institute, and provide guidance and assistance to its investigators.

Dr. Cramer is a professor of neurology, anatomy and neurobiology at University of California, Irvine, since 2002. He also is an accomplished neurorehabilitation researcher and Professor in Residence in the Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His research interests include biomarkers of neuroplasticity, home-based telerehabilitation, genetic variations and their impact on recovery after stroke and clinical trial research.

Dr. Cramer has received continuous research funding for 23 years and has published more than 200 manuscripts. His research has been recognized with numerous awards, most recently the Stroke Rehabilitation Award from the American Heart Association and the Barbro B. Johansson Award in Stroke Recovery from the World Stroke Organization.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in neurobiology from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Cramer completed his medical degree at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, and a residency in internal medicine at UCLA. He also completed a residency in neurology, followed by a fellowship in cerebrovascular disease, at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition, Dr. Cramer earned a Masters of Medical Science from Harvard Medical School.


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