Wilson, Richard, MD

Research Statement

My research interests are in issues related to not only improving function after stroke but also of economic evaluation of rehabilitative care, and the association of policy and outcomes of rehabilitative care. Getting an intervention that improves the quality of life to the people that most need it requires more than showing a positive effect. There will be increasing emphasis on showing the value of interventions that justify the costs. The value may be individually relevant but also needs to be relevant to the public and policy makers. Current research involves interventions to reduce post-stroke shoulder pain.

Professional Affiliations

  • Investigator, Cleveland FES Center
  • Director of Stroke Rehabilitation, MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Assistant Professor of PM&R, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Publications (Select)

  • Wilson RD, Ledbetter DH, Pergament E. Current controversies in prenatal diagnosis 3: the ethical and counseling implications of new genomic technologies: all pregnant women should be offered prenatal diagnostic genome-wide testing for prenatally identified fetal congenital anomalies. Prenat Diagn. 2015 Jan;35(1):19–22. doi: 10.1002/pd.4531 Pubmed PMID: 25393822
  • Wilson RD, Harris MA, Gunzler DD, Bennett ME, Chae J. Percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation for chronic pain in subacromial impingement syndrome: a case series. Neuromodulation. 2014 Dec;17(8):771–776; discussion 776. doi: 10.1111/ner.12152 Pubmed PMID: 24512114
  • Wilson RD. An etiological paradigm shift for chronic hemiplegic shoulder pain. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Oct;93(10):929–930. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000161 Pubmed PMID: 25122107
  • Wilson RD, Gunzler DD, Bennett ME, Chae J. Peripheral nerve stimulation compared with usual care for pain relief of hemiplegic shoulder pain: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Jan;93(1):17–28. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000011 Pubmed PMID: 24355994
  • Sheffler LR, Bailey SN, Wilson RD, Chae J. Spatiotemporal, kinematic, and kinetic effects of a peroneal nerve stimulator versus an ankle foot orthosis in hemiparetic gait. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013 Jun;27(5):403–410. doi: 10.1177/1545968312465897 Pubmed PMID: 23192416
  • Soo Hoo J, Paul T, Chae J, Wilson RD. Central hypersensitivity in chronic hemiplegic shoulder pain. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Jan;92(1):1–9; quiz 10–13. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e31827df862 Pubmed PMID: 23255268
  • Chae J, Wilson RD, Bennett ME, Lechman TE, Stager KW. Single-lead percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation for the treatment of hemiplegic shoulder pain: a case series. Pain Pract. 2013 Jan;13(1):59–67. doi: 10.1111/j.1533-2500.2012.00541.x Pubmed PMID: 22448759

Research Programs

  • Functional Electrical Stimulation in Stroke
  • Post-stroke Stroke Shoulder Pain
  • Large database analysis

Contact Information

Contact Name: Debbie Grames
Contact Number: (216)957-3570
Contact Email: dgrames@metrohealth.org