George Wittenberg, MD, PhD
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Dr. George Wittenberg's ongoing research interests presently lie understanding human upper extremity motor function over the lifespan and range of neurological illnesses. Towards that end, he uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS,) EEG and functional imaging to understand motor cortical reorganization following stroke and in designing and testing new methods for neurorehabilitation. Currently Dr. Wittenberg is working on hybrid methods of combining TMS with robotic and virtual reality training, to maximize the return of motor function after neurological injury by harnessing activity-dependent brain plasticity. He also conduct clinical trials in stroke and provide specialized clinical services to those with problems in movement after stroke.