Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Northwestern University and Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
Chicago, Illinois – United States
Elliot J. Roth, MD is the Paul B. Magnuson Professor and Chairman of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (NUFSM), Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Co-Medical Director of Brain Innovation Center at SRALab. Dr. Roth has been active in NIDLRR-funded projects throughout his career. Currently he is Center Director of the RRTC on Health and Function for People with Physical Disabilities and previously he was Center Director of the Stroke Rehabilitation RRTC for 20 years. He also leads several other federally funded research projects, including an NIH-funded R01 clinical trial to improve upper extremity function in stroke survivors. He has published more than 130 papers in spinal cord injury, brain injury, and stroke rehabilitation. Dr. Roth serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. He has served on several expert panels, including the panel to develop Stroke Rehabilitation Clinical Practice Guidelines for the U.S. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, the NIH Consensus Panel on Brain Injury Rehabilitation, and Technical Expert Panels to develop inpatient rehabilitation facility reimbursement methodology and quality measures. He is the former Spinal Cord Injury section editor of Frontiers in Neurology. Dr. Roth has had an active medical practice for more than 30 years, specializing in the care and treatment of patients with a variety of physically disabling conditions, focusing predominantly patients with SCI, TBI, and stroke. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Access Living.
Thursday, November 7
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM