Rehabilitation Projects

Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling

Developing brand-agnostic inertial-based functional electrical stimulation for stationary and recumbent bikes.

Networked Neuroprosthesis System

Researched digital signal processing algorithms to measure realtime heart rate and blood pressure from implanted functional electrical stimulation systems.


SinaiMedMaker hackathon project that uses biofeedback to wirelessly control parameters of a patient's environment such as lighting and ambient sound as well as trigger actions to a computer. Team members were Jen Lewin, Bill Magnuson, Austin Puckett, Andrew Abdou, and Salman Hirani.

COVID-19 Assisted-Patient Triage (CAPT)

The CAPT offers a rapidly scalable voice-driven phone and text based assistant that uses natural language processing to appraise patients’ answers for at-home triage. Project was among the winners of the MIT COVID-19 Challenge Hackathon (4/5/2020). Team members were Gregor Macadam, Nick Pan, Carly Raven, Adele Stewart, Ling U, Brian Weil.

Exoskeleton Gait Training System

Not in active development

Articles and Tutorials

I publish stories on Medium and contribute to the Association of Academic Physiatrists News publication.

Case Reports and Research Posters

Curriculum Vitae

Postdoctoral Training

The MetroHealth System | Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Fellowship in Spinal Cord Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Cleveland, OH

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Residency, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Human Performance
New York, NY

PinnacleHealth Hospitals

Internship, Department of Internal Medicine
Harrisburg, PA


Ross University School of Medicine


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S. Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Awards & Honors

Association of Academic Physiatrists Innovation Award

For innovative use of technology to promote the ideals of academic physiatry, 2017

SinaiMedMaker Hackathon 3rd place team winner

Project: bioLumen, a biofeedback system for chronic low back pain using surface electromyography to control the lighting, sound, and data interactions within a patient's environment. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2016.


A full list of publications is available on PubMed

Past Research Groups

Mount Sinai Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Clinical Research Coordinator, 2007-2010

Recruited patients for national clinical trials, administered cognitive testing and collected data, prepared IRB/NIH submissions, and maintained regulatory documents. Analyzed safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetic data for nutraceutical study. Served as liaison between the research center and the national Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Society.

Richard Wurtman, MD Lab for Neuroendocrine Regulation

Research Assistant, 2005-2007

Performed dietary experimentation in rats and gerbils to study neuroprotective benefits of chronic supplementation of uridine and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Co-authored articles related to the effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids (e.g. DHA) on synaptic membrane synthesis in gerbils and rats. This animal research led to the active clinical trials of Souvenaid in U.S. and Europe as a possible treatment for cognitive decline in the elderly.

Saoirse Corporation

Research Intern, 2006

Performed dietary experimentation in rats and gerbils to study neuroprotective benefits of chronic supplementation of uridine and docosahexaenoic acid.

Computational Cognitive Science Group

Research Assistant, 2004

Designed and programmed computer-based cognitive experiments, and analyzed data to construct computational models of thought processes.