Dr. Joel Stein is the Simon Baruch Professor and Chair at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Professor and Chief of the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Physiatrist-in-Chief at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Stein obtained his B.A. degree at Columbia University and M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Stein completed residency training in PM&R at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Stein has authored or co-authored over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles as well as over 15 books, reviews and book chapters. Dr. Stein's medical practice is devoted to the care and rehabilitation of stroke survivors. Dr. Stein's research has focused on the use of the use of innovative technologies to facilitate exercise and recovery after stroke.
Dr. Williams is Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Chief of Spinal Cord Medicine/Director of Translational Research in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Frazier Rehab and Neuroscience Center, and Co-Principle Investigator of the Kentucky Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center. Prior to his arrival in Kentucky, Dr. Williams served as Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Chief of Rehabilitation Services at Boston Medical Center for nine years.
Dr. Williams received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Virginia in 1986 and his MD degree in 1994 from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. He completed residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute at New York University. He is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and subspecialty certified in Spinal Cord Medicine.
Dr. Williams's current research interests include the development of emerging rehabilitation technologies to improve the lives of people with severe disability, translational research to improve function and quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury, and consumer education and advocacy. He has published over 50 original peer reviewed articles and abstracts covering these topics and presented over 40 invited lectures nationally and internationally on aspects of care for people living with spinal cord injury.
Anne Burleigh Jacobs, PT, PhD earned her physical therapy degree from the University of Colorado in 1985 and a doctorate in Neuroscience and Physiology from the Oregon Health Sciences University in 1995. Dr. Jacobs’ research and clinical interests over the past 25 years have focused on the role of sensory and motor interactions for recovery of standing balance, ambulation, and reaching movements post neurological injury. Dr. Jacobs was a co-founder of the Peninsula Stroke Association, and currently specializes in post-stroke recovery through her private practice, provides research consultation to technology companies and teaches neuroscience and movement science courses in a variety of forums. Dr. Jacobs was a contributor to the textbook Neuroscience: Fundamentals for Rehabilitation, and she has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to neuroscience, recovery of sensory-motor function, and motor learning.