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

Tomoko Kitago, M.D.

Lab Director
Human Motor Recovery Laboratory
Burke Neurological 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.

Collaborations

Adelson Medical Research Foundation
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Cereneo Center for Neurology and Rehabilitation
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Ekso Bionics
Hocoma
James S. McDonnell Foundation
Johns Hopkins University
MicroTransponder
National Institutes of Health
Nestle Health Science
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York University
University of California, Los Angeles
Weill Cornell Medicine

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
Ejaz N, Xu J, Branscheidt M, Hertler B, Schambra H, Widmer M, Kim N, Harran MD, Cortes JC, Faria AV, Celnik PA, Kitago T, Luft AR, Krakauer JW, Diedrichsen J
Brain. 2018
PUBLICATION: 
Review
Kitago T, Ratan RR.
F1000Res. 2017 Nov 23;6:2044. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.11913.1. eCollection 2017.
Full-Text on PubMed
PUBLICATION: 
Journal Article
Xu J, Ejaz N, Hertler B, Branscheidt M, Widmer M, Faria AV, Harran MD, Cortes JC, Kim N, Celnik PA, Kitago T, Luft AR, Krakauer JW, Diedrichsen J.
J Neurophysiol. 2017 Aug 1;118(2):1151-1163. doi: 10.1152/jn.00123.2017. Epub 2017 May 31.
Abstract on PubMed