Steven Cramer

Steven C Cramer

Professor, Neurology, University of California Los Angeles

Dr. Steven C. Cramer is a stroke neurologist and Professor of Neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also the Medical Director of Research at California Rehabilitation Institute, co-PI of the NIH StrokeNet clinical trials network, Associate Editor at Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, and a Section Editor at the journal Stroke. Dr. Cramer also holds the Susan and David Wilstein Endowed Chair in Rehabilitation Medicine. 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 robotics, cellular therapies, a monoclonal antibody, brain stimulation, drugs, and telehealth methods. A major emphasis is on translating new drugs and devices to reduce disability after stroke, and on developing biomarkers to individualize therapy for each person’s needs.

Awards and Honors

  • Vision in Emergency Medical Services Award, Orange County, CA Emergency Medical Services, 2009.
  • Nicholas Foundation Prize, Nicholas Foundation, 2005.
  • Award for Excellence in Post-Acute Stroke Rehabilitation, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2019.
  • Susan and David Wilstein Endowed Chair in Rehabilitation Medicine, UCLA, 2020.
  • Barbro B. Johansson Award in Stroke Recovery, World Stroke Organization, 2018.
  • Stroke Rehabilitation Award, American Heart Association, 2017.