Niloy Bhadra, MD, PhD

Niloy Bhadra, MD, PhD

The MetroHealth System 

  • Staff Scientist, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Case Western Reserve University

  • Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Cleveland FES Center

  • Investigator


Broad Research Programs

  • Paralysis after Spinal Cord Injury
  • Paralysis After Stroke
  • Pain Reduction
  • Innovative Rehabilitation Technologies



Dr. Niloy Bhadra is a Staff Scientist in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine. He has a background in Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering. His research includes the implementation of neuroprosthetic systems in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and investigation of electrical nerve block for the amelioration of spasticity, pain and some autonomic dysfunctions. He has wide experience in kilo Hertz frequency alternating current (KHFAC) nerve block and in direct current (DC) nerve block. This encompasses computer simulations of nerve block in a mammalian axon model and extensive experimental experience of nerve block in multiple animal models. He has more than 40 publications on KHFAC and direct current nerve block and is an inventor on more than 24 patents in the field of electrical nerve block. His research work is continuing in this developing field.




Professional Society Memberships

   2008-present  IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Senior Member


Specific Research Topics


Contact Information

Rammelkamp 557
MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 44109
Phone: 216-778-3802
Email: [email protected]