Dr. Pablo Celnik is director of the Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and physiatrist-in-chief at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also is a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, and neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A native of Argentina, his medical degree is from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in neurology in Argentina and a fellowship in neurological rehabilitation at the University of Maryland. He also earned two research fellowships at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Celnik has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.
In Part 2 of the two-part series, Dr. Celnik discusses: another one of his studies on the bail ty of motor learning to occur after a stroke; efforts to achieve the translation of clinical findings and evidence-based research to the bedside in a timely manner; importance of patient involvement in medical decision-making and in any related aspects of their care; patient resilience and positive willingness to want to participate actively in all aspects of rehabilitation; role of in-home telehealth therapy programs; ways in which rehabilitation services can benefit from leveraging existing and emerging kinds of social media platforms and using other modalities, such as apps, wearable devices, and virtual reality technology; and how developments in assistive technologies and genomics influence rehabilitation.