Keith, Michael, MD

Keith_WebResearch Statement

My research interests are restoration of hand and upper extremity function to people with paralysis, and outcome studies and health policy.



Professional Affiliations

  • Investigator, Cleveland FES Center
  • Chief, Hand Service, Department of Orthopaedics, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, School of Medicine; and Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Surgeon, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Publications (Select)

  • Tan DW, Schiefer MA, Keith MW, Anderson JR, Tyler DJ. Stability and selectivity of a chronic, multi-contact cuff electrode for sensory stimulation in human amputees. J Neural Eng. 2015 Jan 28;12(2):026002. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/12/2/026002 Pubmed PMID: 25627310
  • Tan DW, Schiefer MA, Keith MW, Anderson JR, Tyler J, Tyler DJ. A neural interface provides long-term stable natural touch perception. Sci Transl Med. 2014 Oct 8;6(257):257ra138. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3008669 Pubmed PMID: 25298320
  • Peterson CL, Rogers LM, Mogk JPM, Bednar MS, Bryden AM, Keith MW, Perreault EJ, Murray WM. Posture-dependent changes in corticomotor excitability of the biceps after spinal cord injury and tendon transfer. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014 Aug;2014:4302–4305. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944576 Pubmed PMID: 25570944
  • 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.
  • Members of the Writing, Review, and Voting Panels of the AUC on Optimizing the Management of Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears, Sanders JO, Keith MW, Murray J, Pezold R. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons appropriate use criteria on optimizing the management of full-thickness rotator cuff tears. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Apr 16;96(8):683-4. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.01541. PubMed PMID: 24740665.
  • Hammert WC, Kramer RC, Graham B, Keith MW. AAOS appropriate use criteria: treatment of distal radius fractures. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013 Aug;21(8):506-9. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-21-08-506. PubMed PMID: 23908257.
  • Chambers HG, Shea KG, Anderson AF, Jojo Brunelle TJ, Carey JL, Ganley TJ, Paterno M, Weiss JM, Sanders JO, Watters WC 3rd, Goldberg MJ, Keith MW, Turkelson CM, Wies JL, Raymond L, Boyer KM, Hitchcock K, Sluka P, Boone C, Patel N;American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons clinical practice guideline on: the diagnosis and treatment of osteochondritis dissecans. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jul 18;94(14):1322-4. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.9414ebo. Erratum in: J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Mar 20;95(6):e35. Weiss, Jennifer M [added].PubMedPMID: 22810404.
  • Keith MW, Peljovich A.Surgical treatments to restore function control in spinal cord injury. Handb Clin Neurol.2012;109:167-79. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-52137-8.00010-3. Review. PubMed PMID:23098712.
  • Knutson JS, Chae J, Hart RL, Keith MW, Hoyen HA, Harley MY, Hisel TZ, Bryden AM, Kilgore KL, Peckham H.Implanted neuroprosthesis for assisting arm and hand function after stroke: a case study. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(10):1505-16. PubMed PMID: 23516054; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3605749.

Research Programs

Contact Information

Contact Name: Alexandra Mack
Contact Number: (216) 778-3880
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