Dr. Whitehair’s current research involves motor nerve stimulation to reduce shoulder pain and interventions to improve outcomes after brain injury. 

Dr. Whitehair is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine. She is fellowship trained in Brain Injury Medicine.

Publications (Select)

Entire publication list can be found here.

1: Cleland T, Jain NB, Chae J, Hansen KM, Hisel TZ, Gunzler DD, Whitehair VC, Kim
CH, Wilson RD. The protocol for a multisite, double blind, randomized,
placebo-controlled trial of axillary nerve stimulation for chronic shoulder pain.
Trials. 2020 Mar 6;21(1):248. doi: 10.1186/s13063-020-4174-x. PubMed PMID:
32143732; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7059286.

2: Whitehair VC, Chae J, Hisel T, Wilson RD. The effect of electrical stimulation
on impairment of the painful post-stroke shoulder. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2019
Oct;26(7):544-547. doi: 10.1080/10749357.2019.1633796. Epub 2019 Jul 12. PubMed
PMID: 31298627; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6764870.

3: Whitehair VC, Wilson RD. Poster 440 Changes in Central Sensitization
Associated with Peripheral Joint Injection Do Not Predict Long-Term Pain Relief.
PM R. 2016 Sep;8(9S):S304. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.07.364. Epub 2016 Sep 24.
PubMed PMID: 27673189.


Cleveland FES Center

Medical Director, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
MetroHealth System

Director, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
MetroHealth Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Case Western Reserve University


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Victoria Whitehair, MD

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(216) 778-4414

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