Gustaf M. Van Acker III, MD, PhD

Gustaf M. Van Acker III, MD, Ph.D

Case Western Reserve University

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine


Broad Research Programs

  • Pain reduction
  • Paralysis after Spinal Cord Injury



Dr. Van Acker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the MetroHealth System and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine. He is fellowship trained in Pain Management and his research has been focused on various investigations for treatment of chronic pain conditions, particularly using neuromodulation. His work includes using kilohertz frequency alternating current (KHFAC) and direct current (DC) to achieve a reversible block of the conduction of action potentials in nerves. This work has significant potential for use in the treatment of a variety of diseases including muscle spasticity and chronic pain.



Professional Society Memberships

    American Academy of Physiatrists  
    American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation      
    North American Neuromodulation Society
    American Medical Association


Specific Research Topics


Contact Information

MetroHealth Old Brooklyn Health Center
4229 Pearl Road
Cleveland OH, 44109
Email: [email protected]