Nemunaitis, Gregory, MD

Research Statement

  • Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
  • Engineering applications for individuals with spinal cord injury
  • Gene therapy in inclusion body myopathy


Professional Affiliations

  • Associate Director of Clinical Affairs @ MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland FES Center
  • Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship and Director of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Publications (Select)

  • Nemunaitis G, Roach MJ, Claridge J, Mejia M. Early Predictors of Functional
    Outcome After Trauma. PM R. 2015 Aug 24. pii: S1934-1482(15)00968-5. doi:
    10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.08.007. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26314232.
  • Nemunaitis G, Roach MJ, Boulet M, Nagy JA, Kaufman B, Mejia M, Hefzy MS. The Effect of a Liner on the Dispersion of Sacral Interface Pressures During Spinal Immobilization. Assist Technol. 2015;27(1):9–17. doi: 10.1080/10400435.2014.940473 Pubmed PMID: 26132220
  • Memberg WD, Polasek KH, Hart RL, Bryden AM, Kilgore KL, Nemunaitis GA, Hoyen HA, Keith MW, Kirsch RF. Implanted neuroprosthesis for restoring arm and hand function in people with high level tetraplegia. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Jun;95(6):1201-1211.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.01.028. Epub 2014 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 24561055.
  • Roach MJ, Nagy JA, Mejia M, Nemunaitis G. Preventive health care among community-dwelling persons with spinal cord injury. PM R. 2013 Jun;5(6):496-502. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2012.11.004. Epub 2013 Jan 10. PubMed PMID: 23313038.
  • Nagy J, Winslow A, Brown JM, Adams L, O’Brien K, Boninger M, Nemunaitis G. Pushrim kinetics during advanced wheelchair skills in manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2012 Spring;18(2):140-2. doi: 10.1310/sci1802-140. PubMed PMID: 23459027; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3584772.
  • Como JJ, Samia H, Nemunaitis GA, Jain V, Anderson JS, Malangoni MA, Claridge JA.The misapplication of the term spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality (SCIWORA) in adults. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Nov;73(5):1261-6. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e318265cd8c. PubMed PMID: 22976419. 

Research Programs

Spinal Cord Injury Model System Grant.  Natiional Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research.  PI:  Greg Nemunaitis.  2006-2011

Contact Information

Contact Name: Ann Loebick
Contact Number: (216) 778-4414
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