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Epidural Stimulation Program

The Epidural Stimulation Program focuses on understanding how controlled electrical stimulation to the lower portion (lumbosacral) of the spinal cord enables the recovery of specific functions of the nervous system.

Our mission is to advance the continuum of care and cure.

Director

Claudia Angeli, PhD
Claudia Angeli, PhD

Principal Investigator

Susan Harkema, PhD
Susan Harkema, PhD

Principal Investigator

Alex Ovechkin, MD, PhD
Alex Ovechkin, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator

Enrico Rejc, PhD
Enrico Rejc, PhD

Principal Investigator

Charles Hubscher, PhD
Charles Hubscher, PhD

Principal Investigator

April Herrity, DC PhD
April Herrity, DC, PhD

Principal Investigator

David Rouffet, PhD
David Rouffet, PhD

Principal Investigator

Bonnie E. Legg Ditterline, PhD
Bonnie E. Legg Ditterline, PhD

Principal Investigator


Beatrice Ugiliweneza, PhD

Engineer

Yangsheng Chen, PhD
Yangsheng Chen, PhD

The Medical Team

Clinical Director

Maxwell Boakye, MD, MPH, MBA, FAANS, FACS
Maxwell Boakye, MD

 

Sarah Wagers, MD
Sarah Wagers, MD

 

Forest Arnold, DO, MSc, FIDSA
Forest Arnold, DO, MSc, FIDSA

Robert Bert, MD, PhD
Robert Bert, MD, PhD
Ahmad Mohamed, MD, PhD
Ahmad Mohamed, MD, PhD
Marcus Stoddard, MD
Marcus Stoddard, MD

Research Team

Sevda Aslan, PhD
Sevda Aslan, PhD

Samineh Mesbah, PhD
Siqi Wang, PhD
Siqi Wang, PhD
Andrea Willhite, BS
Andrea Willhite, BS
Eddie Brown, MS, MBA
Edward Brown, MS, MBA
Taylor Blades, MS
Taylor Blades, MS
Manpreet Chopra
Manpreet Chopra
Erin Wyles, MS
Erin Wyles, MS
Dengzhi Wang
Dengzhi Wang, MS
Ricky Seither
Ricky Seither, BS
Steven Gruneisen
Steven Gruneisen
Matt Peveler, Ms
Matt Peveler, MS
Rowan Stoneking
Rowan Stoneking, BS
Meagan Luttrell Greenwell
Meagan Luttrell Greenwell
Katie Pfost
Kristen Benton Katelyn Brockman Justin Vogt
Brittany Logsdon

Post Doctoral Fellows

Rebekah Morton Christie Ferreira Darryn Atkinson
David Arpin    

Collaborators

Sunil Agrawal, PhD
Sunil Agrawal, PhD
Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, Columbia University
Ona Bloom, PhD
Ona Bloom, PhD
Reggie Edgerton, PhD
Reggie Edgerton, PhD
Gail Forrest, PhD
Gail Forrest, PhD
Robert Grossman, MD
Robert Grossman, MD
James Guest, MD, PhD
James Guest, MD, PhD
Noam Harel, MD, PhD
Noam Harel, MD, PhD
Steven Kirshblum, MD
Steven Kirshblum, MD
Andrei Krassioukov, MD, PhD
Andrei Krassioukov, MD, PhD
Michael C. Park, MD, PhD
Michael C. Park, MD, PhD
Jill M. Wecht, Ed D
Jill M. Wecht, Ed D

Sponsors

University of Louisville School of Medicine Frazier Rehabilitation Institute - University of Louisville Health Kessler Foundation - Changing the lives of people with disabilities
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundatuion - Today's Care. Tomorrow's Cure. The Leon M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust NIH - National Institute Of Health
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Medtronic Foundation Craig Neilsen Foundation
SPARC Columbia University - In The City Of New York Spinal Cord Damage Research Center
Kosair Charities Ronald McDonald House Charities WHAS Crusade For Children

Program Overview

Epidural Stimulation Program Diagram
EMG Assessment During Stand-scES
Step Stimulation
Voluntary Movement Stimulation

Epidural Stimulation Program


Epidural Stimulation Timeline


Motor Control


Cardiovascular and Respiratory


Bladder, Bowel and Sexual Function


Publications – Epidural Stimulation