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Tomoko Kitago, M.D.
Tomoko Kitago, M.D.
FACULTY - LAB DIRECTOR
Phone: 
914-368-3169

Tomoko Kitago, M.D.

Lab Director
Human Motor Recovery Laboratory
Burke Medical Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Biography

Dr. Kitago received her M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and did her residency in Neurology and fellowship in Vascular Neurology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University. She joined the faculty in the Division of Stroke at Columbia University in 2011 and participated as an investigator for several NIH-sponsored clinical trials through SPOTRIAS, NETT, and StrokeNet clinical trials networks. She moved to the Burke Medical Research Institute in 2017, where she is Director of the Human Motor Recovery Laboratory.

Her research interests include motor recovery after neurological injury and the development of novel rehabilitation strategies to promote neurological recovery. Her projects involve using kinematics to investigate the behavioral changes that occur over the course of recovery after stroke, and changes in motor control in response to rehabilitation strategies, including constraint-induced movement therapy and robot-assisted therapy. Her long-term goal is to incorporate technology and pharmacological approaches to improve neurorehabilitation after stroke and improve patients’ quality of life.

Education

Degree: 
Vascular Neurology Fellowship
Institution: 
NY Presbyterian - Columbia University
Degree: 
Neurology Residency
Institution: 
NY Presbyterian - Columbia University
Degree: 
M.D.
Institution: 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Degree: 
A.B.
Institution: 
Princeton University

Recent Publications

PUBLICATION: 
Journal Article
Cortes JC, Goldsmith J, Harran MD, Xu J, Kim N, Schambra HM, Luft AR, Celnik P, Krakauer JW, Kitago T.
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2017 Jun;31(6):552-560. doi: 10.1177/1545968317697034. Epub 2017 Mar 16.
Abstract on PubMed
PUBLICATION: 
Journal Article
Kitago T, Goldsmith J, Harran M, Kane L, Berard J, Huang S, Ryan SL, Mazzoni P, Krakauer JW, Huang VS.
J Neurophysiol. 2015 Sep;114(3):1885-94. doi: 10.1152/jn.00336.2015. Epub 2015 Jul 15.
Abstract on PubMed
PUBLICATION: 
Book Chapter
Kitago T, Krakauer JW.
Neurorehabilitation, Handb Clin Neurol. 3rd ed. Elsevier Ltd., Edinburgh. 2013;110:93-103. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-52901-5.00008-3.
Abstract on PubMed