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Heidi Schambra, MD

  • Specialties: Vascular Neurology, Neurology
  • Language: English

Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Director, Division of Neuro-Epidemiology, Department of Neurology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Neurology, 2008
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Neurorehabilitation, 2012
  • Fellowship, National Institutes of Health / NINDS, Neurorehabilitation and Behavioral Neurology, 2010
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital, Neurology, 2007
  • MD from Emory University, 2003

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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Agewell
    • Agewell
  • Amidacare
    • Amidacare
  • Centerlight
    • Centerlight
  • Cigna
    • Cigna EPO/POS
    • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
    • ElderPlan
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Exchange
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus Essential
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis
    • Fidelis Child Health
    • Fidelis Essential
    • Fidelis Exchange
    • Fidelis Family Health
    • Fidelis Medicaid
    • Fidelis Medicare
  • GHI
    • GHI CBP
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Research My Research

Interests

neuroplasticity, stroke recovery, motor skill learning, noninvasive brain stimulation, neuromodulation

Research Summary

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Stroke frequently devastates movement, limiting the ability to feed, bathe, dress, and care for oneself. Although the brain is capable of some reorganization after stroke, recovery is generally incomplete and inadequate. We believe that neurorehabilitation can--and should--do better.

The central mission of our research is to restore motor function after stroke by harnessing the brain's neuroplastic potential. We focus on developing methods to accelerate motor learning and recovery, and on understanding the mechanisms that underlie this acceleration. We study individuals who are healthy and who have had a stroke. Our research seeks to hone neurorehabilitation strategies, guided by our understanding of neuroplasticity and learning.  

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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • Mobilis Laboratory Subject Registry

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  • Identifying the Role of the Corticoreticulospinal Tract in Motor Recovery after Stroke

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  • Neurophysiological and Functional Mechanisms of Motor Control and Learning

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Publications

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