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NSA-ACRM Excellence in Post-Acute Stroke Rehabilitation Award

2019 RECIPIENT: Steven Cramer, MD


Congratulations to Steven Cramer, MD, the 2019 recipient of the ACRM/ASA Award for Excellence in Post-Acute Stroke Rehabilitation. This award lectureship is co-sponsored by the ACRM and American Stroke Association in recognition of outstanding clinical, intellectual, and service contributions in the area of stroke. Dr. Cramer is a Professor of Neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles and Director of Research at the California Rehabilitation Institute.

On 7 November at the ACRM 96th Annual Conference in Chicago, Dr. Cramer will present a Special Symposium and ACRM/ASA Award for Excellence in Post-Acute Stroke Rehabilitation Lecture titled, Biomarkers in Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation.



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Dr. Steven C. Cramer is a Professor of Neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also the Director of Research at California Rehabilitation Institute, and co-PI of the NIH StrokeNet clinical trials network. Dr. Cramer graduated with Highest Honors from University of California, Berkeley; received his medical degree from University of Southern California; did a residency in internal medicine at UCLA; and did a residency in neurology plus and a fellowship in cerebrovascular disease at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Investigation from Harvard Medical School.

His research focuses on neural repair after central nervous system injury in humans, with an emphasis on stroke and on recovery of movement. Treatments examined include robotic, stem cell, monoclonal antibody, brain stimulation, drug, and telehealth methods. A major emphasis is on translating new drugs and devices to reduce disability after stroke, and on individualizing therapy for each person’s needs. Dr. Cramer has been awarded the Stroke Rehabilitation Award from the American Heart Association and the Barbro B. Johansson Award in Stroke Recovery from the World Stroke Organization, co-edited the book “Brain Repair after Stroke”, and is the author of over 250 manuscripts.