Heidi Schambra,


Getting to Know Dr. Schambra...

Dr. Heidi Schambra is an assistant professor of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, director of the Neuro-Epidemiology Division, and PI of the Mobilis Lab at NYU Langone.

Dr. Schambra completed her medical training at Emory University, neurology residency at the Harvard-Partners program, neurorehabilitation fellowship at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, and her postdoctoral fellowship at the NIH.

Dr. Schambra’s research mission is to accelerate motor recovery after stroke through augmentation of neuroplasticity. Her laboratory focuses on elucidating neural pathways important for motor recovery. Her research also seeks to boost recovery through dosed physical training and noninvasive brain stimulation.

Q: What do you do to keep fit?
A: Cycling to and from work. Seeing NYC during the golden hours is one of the best parts of living here.

Q: One bucket list item you absolutely must do?
A: Astrotourism in the high deserts of Chile, or floating in the bioluminescent bays of Thailand - swimming in stars either way.

Q: What is a quote/phrase/motto you live by?
A: "Fortitudine Vincimus" - by endurance we conquer - the family motto of Ernest Shackleton.
He led a crew of 28 men on the catastrophic Imperial Trans-Antartic Expedition of 1914. They took on relentless and terrifying challenges, and all survived.
I think of their courage and perseverance when my own obstacles loom large. 

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