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  • #1-Ranked Rehabilitation Hospital in America by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1991
  • 182-bed inpatient hospital in downtown Chicago
  • 50+ sites of care throughout Illinois and Indiana
  • 5,000+ inpatients treated each year, system-wide
  • 800,000+ outpatient visits each year
  • One of only 2% of hospitals to receive two consecutive Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Excellence.
  • Largest rehabilitation research center in the world
  • Only rehabilitation hospital with eight federally designated research centers
  • 370+ active research projects in neuroscience, bionics, robotics, and musculoskeletal medicine
  • Academic home of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Clinical Trials

Did you know you can help advance the science of rehabilitation medicine while benefiting from the latest research findings? You can by joining a clinical trial! See a list of our Research Studies & Clinical Trials.

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Leora Cherney

Leora Cherney, PhD

  • Senior Research Scientist, RIC
  • Professor, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine



Education, Residency and Internship


University of Cape Town, Cape Town (South Africa), BSc
Northwestern University, MA
Northwestern University, PhD

Honors & Awards

  • 2001 Fellow, American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • 2001 Fellow, Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • 1994 Twenty-First Annual Distinguished Lecturer, St. Louis University


Cherney, L.R., Simmons-Mackie, N., Raymer, A., Armstrong, E., & Holland, A. L.  (2013). Systematic Review of Communication Partner Training in Aphasia: Methodological Quality.  Intl J of Speech Language Path. In press.

Cherney, L. R., Babbitt, E. M., Hurwitz, R., Rogers, L. M., Wang, X., Harvey, R. L., Parrish, T., & Stinear, J. (2013). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and Aphasia: The Case of Mr. C.  Topics in Stroke Rehabil, 20(1).

Kiran, S., Ansaldo, A., Bastiaanse, R., Cherney, L.R., Howard, D., Faroqi-Shah, Y., Meinzer, M., & Thompson, C.K.  (2012).  Neuroimaging in aphasia treatment research: Standards for establishing the effects of treatment. NeuroImage. Available online Oct 9.

Cherney, L. R. (2012). Aphasia treatment: Intensity, dose parameters, and script training.  Intl J of Speech-Language Path, 14, 424-31.

Cherney, L. R., Harvey, L. R., Babbitt, E. M., Hurwitz, R., Kaye, R. C., Lee, J. B., & Small, S. L. (2012). Epidural cortical stimulation and aphasia therapy.  Aphasiology, 26(9), 1192-1217. 

Cherney, L. R. & Van Vuuren, S. (2012). Telerehabilitation, virtual therapists, and acquired neurologic speech and language disorders.  Seminars in Speech and Language, 33, 243–258.

Cherney, L. R., Patterson, J. P., & Raymer, A. S. (2011). Intensity of Aphasia Therapy: Evidence and Efficacy. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 11(6), 560-569.

Cherney, L. R., Oehring, A. K., Whipple, K., & Rubenstein, T. (2011).
“Waiting on the Words”: Procedures and outcomes of a drama class for individuals with aphasia. Seminars in Speech and Language, 32, 229-242.

Cherney, L. R., Halper, A. S., & Kaye, R. C. (2011). Computer-based script training for aphasia: Emerging themes from post-treatment interviews. J of Communication Disorders, 44, 493–501.

Cherney, L. R., Babbitt, E. M., Semik, P., & Heinemann, A. W. (2011). Psychometric Properties of the Communication Confidence Rating Scale for Aphasia (CCRSA): Phase 1. Topics in Stroke Rehab, 18, 352-360.

Babbitt, E.M., Heinemann, A. W., Semik, P., & Cherney, L. R.
(2011). Psychometric Properties of the Communication Confidence Rating Scale for Aphasia (CCRSA): Phase 2. Aphasiology, 25, 727-735.

Cherney, L. R., Kaye, R. C., & Hitch, R.S . (2011). The best of both worlds: Combining synchronous and asynchronous telepractice in the treatment of aphasia.  Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, 21(3), 83-93.

Cherney, L. R. (2010). Oral Reading for Language in Aphasia (ORLA): Impact of Aphasia Severity on Cross-Modal Outcomes in Chronic Nonfluent Aphasia.
Seminars in Speech-Language Pathology, 31, 42-51.

Cherney, L. R. (2010). Oral Reading for Language in Aphasia (ORLA): Evaluating the Efficacy of Computer-Delivered Therapy in Chronic Nonfluent Aphasia. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 17(6), 423-431.

Holland, A. L., Halper, A. S., & Cherney, L. R. (2010). Tell me your story: Analysis of Script topics selected by persons with aphasia. Am J of Speech-Lang Path, 19, 198-203.

Cherney, L. R., Gardner, P., Logemann, J. A., Newman, L. A., O’Neil-Pirozzi, T., Roth, C. R., Solomon, N. P. (2010) The role of speech-language pathology and audiology in the optimal management of the service member returning from Iraq or Afghanistan with a blast-related head injury: Position of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinical Trials Research Group. J of Head Trauma Rehab, 25(3), 1-5.

Simmons-Mackie, N., Raymer, A. S., Armstrong, E., Holland, A. L., & Cherney, L. R. (2010). Communication partner training in aphasia: A systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehab, 91(12), 1814-1837.

Cherney, L. R., Erickson, R. K., & Small, S. L. (2010). Epidural Cortical Stimulation as Adjunctive Treatment for Non-Fluent Aphasia: Preliminary Findings. J of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 81(9), 1014-1021.

Lee, J., Fowler, R., Rodney, D., Cherney, L. R. & Small, S. L.
(2010). IMITATE: An intensive computer-based treatment for aphasia based on action observation and imitation.  Aphasiology, 24(4), 449-465.

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