Medical Director Research
California Rehabilitation Institute and UCLA
Los Angeles, California
Dr. Steven C. Cramer is the Research Medical Director at California Rehabilitation Institute, a Joint Venture with Cedars-Sinai, UCLA, and Select Medical. Dr. Cramer was previously Professor of Neurology, Anatomy & Neurobiology, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of California, Irvine. He is also the Associate Director of the Institute for Clinical & Translational Science at UC Irvine, and co-PI of the NIH StrokeNet clinical trials network. Dr. Cramer graduated with Highest Honors from University of California, Berkeley; received his medical degree from University of Southern California; did a residency in internal medicine at UCLA; and did a residency in neurology plus and a fellowship in cerebrovascular disease at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Investigation from Harvard Medical School.
His research focuses on neural repair after central nervous system injury in humans, with an emphasis on stroke and on recovery of movement. Treatments examined include robotic, stem cell, monoclonal antibody, brain stimulation, drug, and telehealth methods. A major emphasis is on translating new drugs and devices to reduce disability after stroke, and on individualizing therapy for each person’s needs. Dr. Cramer has been awarded the Stroke Rehabilitation Award from the American Heart Association and the Barbro B. Johansson Award in Stroke Recovery from the World Stroke Organization, co-edited the book “Brain Repair after Stroke”, and is the author of over 250 manuscripts.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
8:30 AM – 11:15 AM EST