Sean Dukelow,


Getting to Know Dr. Dukelow...

Dr. Sean Dukelow is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Calgary and is the Medical Director of Stroke Rehabilitation for the Calgary Stroke Program.  He is a physician specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (MD FRCPC) and holds a PhD in Neuroscience. He founded the Stroke Robotics and Recovery laboratory in Calgary in 2009. He acts as the Research Director for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency training program at the University of Calgary.  He is the Co-Lead for the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (

Dr. Dukelow’s current research interests include:
1) the development of robotic assessment tools to accurately quantify sensory, motor and cognitive function and recovery after stroke and traumatic brain injury
2) improving understanding of brain function and neuroplasticity after stroke using tools such as robotics and neuroimaging techniques (voxel based lesion symptom mapping, functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging)
3) the development of novel robotic rehabilitation techniques for individuals following stroke
4) the use of non-invasive brain stimulation to enhance sensory, motor and language recovery after stroke. 


Q: What is your favorite book?
A: Triathlete's Training Bible.

Q: What do you do to keep fit?
A: Swim, Bike, Run.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?
A: That I get to work with a great bunch of people, as well as help train the next generation of neurorehabilitation researchers.

Q: If you could have dinner with anyone, living or not, who would that be?
A: My wife and kids.

Q: Three adjectives that describe you?
A: Honest, Competent, Dependable

Q: What is a quote/phrase/motto you live by?
A: The only easy day was yesterday.

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