Richard D. Wilson, MD, MS

Richard Wilson, MD

The MetroHealth System

  • Vice Chair and Division Director of Neurological Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Case Western Reserve University

  • Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Broad Research Programs

  • Paralysis After Stroke
  • Pain Reduction
  • Innovative Rehabilitation Technologies



Dr. Wilson is an Association Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine. His research has focused on reducing pain with electrical stimulation and improving function after stroke. Current research involves motor nerve stimulation to reduce post-stroke shoulder pain and pain associated with subacromial impingement syndrome. He has expertise in clinical trials and has conducted multiple multi-center clinical trials in pain relieving therapies. In addition to pursuing his own research, has he participated in multiple trials to improve motor function after stroke.




Professional Society Memberships

     2002-present Association of Academic Physiatrists
     2004-present American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
     2013-present International Neuromodulation Society
     2013-present North American Neurmodulation Society
     2014-present International Society fof Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine


Specific Research Topics


Contact Information

MetroHealth Old Brooklyn Health Center
4229 Pearl Road
Cleveland OH, 44109
Phone: 216-778-4414
Email: [email protected]