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Tomoko Kitago, M.D.
FACULTY - LAB DIRECTOR
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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
Joshua Silverstein, Mar Cortes, Katherine Z. Tsagaris, Alejandra Climent, Linda M. Gerber, Clara Oromendia, Pasquale Fonzetti, Rajiv R. Ratan, Tomoko Kitago, Marco Iacoboni, Allan Wu, Bruce H. Dobkin and Dylan J. Edwards
Frontiers in Neuroscience, section Neural Technology. 15 Jul 2019. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.00792
Abstract on Frontiers
PUBLICATION: 
Review
Kumar A, Kitago T.
Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2019 May 30;19(7):43. doi: 10.1007/s11910-019-0959-2.
Abstract on PubMed