Megan Moynahan, MS

Megan Moynahan, MS

Case Western Reserve University

  • Executive Director, Institute for Functional Restoration


Broad Research Programs

  • Paralysis after Spinal Cord Injury 
  • Innovative Rehabilitation Technologies



Megan Moynahan is the Executive Director of the Institute for Functional Restoration (IFR), a non-profit organization based at Case Western Reserve University that has the mission to restore function to people with spinal cord injury by building a sustainable commercial enterprise for neuroprosthetics. The IFR’s unique commercialization approach assures the steady translation of proven technologies out of research and into stable commercial availability. The IFR is currently shepherding a multi-function neuroprosthetic system through the regulatory and commercialization stages, with support from both philanthropy and traditional grants. Prior to this, Megan enjoyed a 17-year career at the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health, where she served as its Associate Director for Technology and Innovation, leading a variety of projects including directing the White House sponsored Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program at FDA, and the Innovation Pathway program designed to streamline the regulatory process for innovative medical devices. She holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.




Professional Society Memberships

     2019-present American Spinal Injury Association


Specific Research Topics


Contact Information

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