Felipe Fregni, MD, PhD leads a large clinical research laboratory (Spaulding Neuromodulation Center) that is funded by major NIH grants that are currently investigating techniques to guide and measure neuroplasticity in brain injury. He has been at the forefront of advancing neurorehabilitation science to treat conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and chronic pain. He holds an MD and Ph.D. from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and three master’s degrees from Harvard University (two master’s degrees in clinical research from Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and one master’s degree in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education). He has more than 580 peer-reviewed publications and has been leading the international training program Principles and Practice of Clinical Research since its foundation in 2007 with some colleagues from the University of Sao Paulo (Dr. Marta Imamura, Dr. Wu Hsing, and Dr. Linamara Battistella). Prof. Fregni has also been awarded the United States Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

  • Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,  Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Spaulding Neuromodulation Center Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Mass General Hospital
  • Director, Clinical Research Collaborative Learning Training  Program Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (PPCR) ECPE, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Research Interests: Neuroplasticity; neuromodulation; chronic pain; motor recovery; non-invasive brain stimulation; TDCS; TMS

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