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John Chae MD

John Chae MD

Dr. Chae serves as SPR Therapeutics’ Chief Medical Advisor and is presently Professor and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and Director of the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of the MetroHealth System. He is also Professor of Biomedical Engineering at CWRU. He received his Bachelor of Science (’84) and Masters (’86) in Engineering from Duke University and Dartmouth College, respectively. He received his MD (’90) from New Jersey Medical School and clinical training in PM&R (’94) from New Jersey Medical School and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He completed the NIH sponsored Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program Fellowship (’98) at CWRU.

His research is funded by the NIH and focuses on the application of electrical stimulation for neuroprostheses, neural plasticity and shoulder dysfunction in hemiplegia. He has received numerous awards, including the 2007 Braddom Research Award from the Association of Academic Physiatrists, which “recognizes an individual who over the previous decade has…had the most significant impact on the science and practice of rehabilitation medicine.”

Dr. Chae is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. He serves on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the NIH Clinical Center, the Board of Trustees of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, and the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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