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Robert F. Hoey, PhD

Robert Hoey PhD

TITLE

Researcher, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MetroHealth System

BROAD RESEARCH PROGRAMS

  • Paralysis after Spinal Cord Injury
  • Autonomic Dysfunction after Spinal Cord Injury
  • Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction after Spinal Cord Injury

SUMMARY

Dr. Hoey is a researcher in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the MetroHealth System. His previous research has focused on basic science in animal models that investigated the underlying mechanisms of bladder and bowel dysfunction after spinal cord injury.

Those rodent experiments have also evaluated interventions that may improve function in these areas including: locomotor treadmill training, peripheral stimulation of the dorsal genital nerves, and direct spinal cord stimulation using epidural electrodes.

His expertise in bladder and bowel function is now being applied to investigate interventions in humans that focus on reducing urinary and fecal incontinence to improve the quality of life after injury.

PUBLICATIONS

National Library of Medicine bibliography page

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

Society for Neuroscience

American Association for the Advancement of Science

SPECIFIC RESEARCH TOPICS

  • Bladder and Bowel Function after SCI

CONTACT INFORMATION

MetroHealth Old Brooklyn Health Center
4229 Pearl Road, SM-066
Cleveland OH, 44109
Email: [email protected]