Brown’s Hochberg joins American Society of Neurorehabilitation Board of Directors

Dr. Leigh Hochberg, Director of the Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery at Massachusetts General Hospital and the L. Herbert Ballou University Professor of Engineering and Professor of Brain Science at Brown University, and Dr. Karunesh Ganguly, Professor in the Department of Neurology and the Weill Institute for Neurosciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have been named to the Board of Directors of the American Society of Neurorehabilitation. 

The two join a diverse and distinguished group of neurorehabilitation professionals serving on the Board of Directors as board members and members of the executive committee. The board plays an important role in furthering the organization’s mission to improve the lives of people with neurological disorders through advances in basic and clinical research, as well as shaping the future of the field of neurorehabilitation. 

Hochberg also directs the VA RR&D Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology in Providence, R.I. He was awarded his M.D. and Ph.D. from Emory University and completed his residency in Neurology and Fellowship in Stroke and Neurocritical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. His Laboratory for Restorative Neurotechnology focuses on better understanding intracortical neurophysiology during movement and movement planning, as well as developing strategies to restore communication, mobility, and independence for people with paralysis (such as in ALS, spinal cord injury, or stroke). In addition, Dr. Hochberg is the Director of the BrainGate Consortium and Clinical Trials which focuses on developing and testing novel brain-computer interface technologies. 

“ASNR plays a critical role at the nexus of neuroscience, neuroengineering, and neurorehabilitation, harnessing the insights of professionals dedicated to rigorous neurorestoration science and clinical translation,” Hochberg said. “I’m thrilled to join the ASNR Board and to work with ASNR to help develop a new generation of neurorehab scientists and to bring more effective therapies to our patients with neurologic disease or injury.” 

Dr. Hochberg joined ASNR in 2015, and has shared his research in presentations at ASNR’s Annual Meetings and in the journal NNR. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association.