Nathan Makowski, PhD

Nathan Makowski

The MetroHealth System

  • Staff Scientist, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Case Western Reserve University

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Cleveland FES Center

  • Investigator


Broad Research Programs

  • Paralysis After Stroke
  • Pain Reduction
  • Innovative Rehabilitation Technologies



Dr. Makowski is an Instructor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the MetroHealth System and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine. His research is focused on developing and testing interventions to improve movement after stroke. The goal is to develop neuroprosthetic systems tailored to stroke survivors’ individual needs that assist stroke survivors’ movements to improve function and independence. Experiments include testing implanted stimulation systems as well as surface stimulation to understand stimulation’s effect on control of movement. Additionally, he is involved in clinical studies evaluating therapeutic interventions to improve hand function and should pain after stroke.




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Contact Information

MetroHealth Old Brooklyn Health Center
4229 Pearl Road, Suite N5-36
Cleveland OH, 44109
Phone: 216-957-3682
VA Phone: 216-791-3800 ext. 63135
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]