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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

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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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Lee Miller

Lee Miller, PhD

  • Professor, PM&R and Physiology, Northwestern University
  • Edgar C. Stuntz Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience



Education, Residency and Internship


Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, B.A.
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, M.S.
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Ph.D.


Department of Biophysics and Medical Physics,University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Post-Doctoral
Physiology Department, Northwestern University, Research Associate

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Honors & Awards

Appointed to Edgar C. Stuntz, Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience Chair
Senior Visiting Fellow, Institute of Neurology, University College London
1996-1997 NATO International Scientific Exchange Programmes Collaborative Research Grant
1990-1992 European Community ESPRIT II Post-Doctoral Fellowship
1981-1982 Murphy Fellowship, Northwestern University
Research Fellow, Turner Precision X-ray Measurements Lab., Goshen College


Cherian A, Krucoff MO, Miller LE (in press) Muscle activity decoded from M1 discharge remains stable despite altered limb dynamics and posture. J of Neurophysiol.

Rebesco JM, Miller LE (2011) Enhanced detection threshold for in vivo cortical stimulation produced by Hebbian conditioning. J of Neural Eng 8: 016011.

Rebesco JM, Stevenson IH, Koerding K, Solla SA, Miller LE (2010) Rewiring neural interactions by micro-stimulation. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 4: 39 (Recommended by Faculty of 1000 Biology).

Slutzky MW, Jordan LR, Krieg T, Chen M, Mogul DJ, Miller LE (2010) Optimal spacing of surface electrode arrays for brain-machine interface applications. J Neural Eng 7: 26004

Holdefer RN, Miller LE (2009) Dynamic correspondence between Purkinje cell discharge and forelimb muscle activity during reaching. Brain Res 1295: 67-75 (“Exceptional” Recommendation by Faculty of 1000 Biology).

Pohlmeyer EA, Oby ER, Perreault EJ, Solla SA, Kilgore KL, Kirsch RF, Miller LE (2009) Toward the Restoration of Hand Use to a Paralyzed Monkey: Brain-Controlled Functional Electrical Stimulation of Forearm Muscles. PLoS ONE 4: e5924

Stevenson IH, Rebesco JM, Hatsopoulos NG, Haga Z, Miller LE, Kording KP (2009) Bayesian inference of functional connectivity and network structure from spikes. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 17, 203-213.

London BM, Jordan LR, Jackson CR, Miller LE (2008) Electrical stimulation of the proprioceptive cortex (area 3a) used to instruct a behaving monkey. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.16: 32-36

Pohlmeyer EA, Solla SA, Perreault EJ, Miller LE (2007) Prediction of upper limb muscle activity from motor cortical discharge during reaching.
J of Neural Eng 4: 369-379

Morrow MM, Jordan LR, Miller LE (2006) A direct comparison of the task-dependent discharge of M1 in hand-space and muscle-space. J Neurophysiol 97: 1786-1798

Holdefer RN, Houk JC, Miller LE (2005) Movement-related discharge in the cerebellar nuclei persists after local injections of GABA(A) antagonists. J Neurophysiol 93: 35-43

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