James Sulzer, PhD
Staff Scientist, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MetroHealth System
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, CWRU
BROAD RESEARCH PROGRAMS
- Paralysis After Stroke
- Innovative Rehabilitation Technologies
Dr. Sulzer’s research focuses on improving walking in people after stroke. There can be many impairments following a stroke, and some interventions aimed at solving one impairment can actually make another one worse.
Dr. Sulzer’s research aims to divide and conquer these impairments using a wide range of methods like robotic exoskeletons and biofeedback of neural activity.
Dr. Sulzer is a Cleveland native (Orange High School), with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University, and his MS and PhD from Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now Shirley Ryan AbilityLab).
He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, and was faculty in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin before arriving here.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
2019 – present Member, International Society for Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)
2007 – present Member, Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
SPECIFIC RESEARCH TOPICS
MetroHealth Old Brooklyn Health Center
4229 Pearl Road, Suite N5-39
Cleveland OH, 44109
Email: [email protected]