Dr. Jonathan Miller, MD

Dr. Jonathan Miller, MD

  • Director, Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery Center| UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • George R. and Constance P. Lincoln Professor and Vice Chair of Education, Department of Neurological Surgery | Case Western Reserve University
  • Director of Epilepsy Surgery | UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Investigator | Cleveland FES Center

Neurosurgeon Jonathan Miller, MD, FAANS, FACS, is Director of the Functional & Restorative Neurosurgery Center, Department of Neurosurgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He also is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Vice Chair for Educational Affairs and holder of the George R. and Constance P. Lincoln Endowed Chair at UH Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Miller is Director of Epilepsy Surgery at UH Cleveland Medical Center and directs the hospital’s fellowship program in functional neurosurgery, which is accredited by the Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training of the Council of the Society of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Miller is board-certified in neurologic surgery. His special interests include neuromodulation, epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation (DBS), movement disorders, neuropathic pain, cognitive/mood disorders, drug delivery, peripheral nerve surgery and traumatic brain injury. He joined the UH Cleveland Medical Center staff in 2008.

Dr. Miller completed his undergraduate work at Yale University, New Haven, Conn., earning a bachelor’s degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, and earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, with a concentration in neuroscience. As a medical student, he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at UH Cleveland Medical Center and his fellowship in functional neurosurgery at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.

Dr. Miller has broad research interests within neurology and neurosurgery. He currently is co-investigator on an NIH-funded project exploring combining a minimally invasive functional electrical stimulation system with microelectrodes implanted in the brain to restore movement in people with spinal cord injury. Previously, he was an investigator on projects exploring other neurological applications of electrical stimulation, especially related to epilepsy. Dr. Miller has also conducted research on brain changes after mild traumatic brain injury, brain electrophysiology and long-term neuropsychological outcomes after multiple hippocampal transection surgery for epilepsy. He is one of just a handful of neurosurgeons in the U.S. performing this procedure. In addition, Dr. Miller is currently an investigator on several industry-sponsored clinical trials, encompassing such areas as spinal cord stimulation, modified stem cells as treatment for motor deficits arising from ischemic stroke and the feasibility of an intracortical neural interface system for people with quadriplegia.

Dr. Miller has published more than 70 papers and editorials in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of 18 textbook chapters and monographs. He also has made poster and abstract presentations at national medical meetings, winning several awards for top poster or top abstract, and has been an invited speaker and instructor at numerous national, regional and international meetings. In addition, Dr. Miller currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal Neurosurgery, Chief Editor of neurosurgical procedures for the eMedicine Medscape reference and as an editorial board member for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He has also served as a reviewer for nearly three dozen medical journals and as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. His other professional memberships include the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, North American Neuromodulation Society, International Neuromodulation Society and American Epilepsy Society.

Robert Kirsch, PhD

Robert Kirsch, PhD

  • Allen H. and Constance T. Ford Professor & Chair, Biomedical Engineering | Case Western Reserve University
  • Executive Director | Cleveland FES Center

Dr. Robert F. Kirsch, Ph.D. is the Allen H. and Constance T. Ford Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and the Executive Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Service “Center for Functional Electrical Stimulation”.

Dr. Kirsch is the Principal Investigator of the Case-Coulter Translational Research partnership, a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the Chair of the national BME Council of Chairs (2017), the Director of a NIBIB T32 training grant, and a member of advisory boards for a number of biomedical engineering departments, research centers, and training grants across the US and internationally.

Dr. Kirsch research focuses on the restoration of arm movements to individuals with complete paralysis of arm muscles due to spinal cord injury or other neurological disorders using functional electrical stimulation (FES), as well as high performance user command interfaces such as brain computer interfaces and advanced prosthetic user interfaces.

Dr. Kirsch received a BS in electrical engineering (University of Cincinnati) and the MS and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering (Northwestern University), and completed post-doctoral research (McGill University).

Bolu Ajiboye, PhD

Bolu Ajiboye, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering | Case Western Reserve University
  • Investigator | Cleveland FES Center

Dr. Ajiboye is the Elmer Lincoln Lindseth Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, and Principal Investigator at the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Service “Center for Functional Electrical Stimulation”.

Dr. Ajiboye directs the Laboratory for Intelligent Machine-Brain Systems (LIMBS). LIMBS focuses on the development of brain-machine interface (BMI) technologies for restoring sensorimotor function to individuals with chronic paralysis due to severely debilitating injuries, such as spinal cord injury. Dr. Ajiboye has received over $10 million in federal funding (NIH, VA, DoD) as principal or co-investigator.

Dr. Ajiboye received his dual BS degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, as well as a minor in Computer Science, from Duke University. He then received his Masters and Doctoral degrees from Northwestern University.

Investigators and Staff

Emily Graczyk, PhD

Emily Graczyk, PhD

  • Research Associate, Dept of Biomedical Engineering | Case Western Reserve University
  • Investigator, Advanced Platform Technology Center | Cleveland VA Medical Center
  • Investigator | Cleveland FES Center
Eric Herring, MD

Eric Herring, MD

  • Neurosurgery Resident | UH Cleveland Medical Center
Anand Kumar, MD

Anand Kumar, MD

  • Plastic Surgery | UH Cleveland Medical Center
Jennifer Sweet, MD

Jennifer Sweet, MD

  • Neurosurgeon, Division of Functional & Sterotactic Neurosurgery | UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery | Case Western Reserve University
  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry | Case Western Reserve University
  • Investigator | Cleveland FES Center
Dustin Tyler, PhD

Dustin Tyler, PhD

  • Kent H. Smith II Professor of Biomedical Engineering | Case Western Reserve University
  • Associate Director of Engineering & Quality, Advanced Platform Technology Center | Cleveland VA Medical Center
  • Investigator | Cleveland FES Center
William Memberg, MS

William Memberg, MS

  • Senior Biomedical Engineer | Case Western Reserve University
  • Biomedical Engineer | Cleveland FES Center

Students

Anisha Rastogi

Anisha Rastogi

Cale Crowder

Cale Crowder

Jessica De Abreu

Jessica De Abreu

Kenya Alfaro

Kenya Alfaro

Emily Conlan

Emily Conlan

Brianna Hutchison

Brianna Hutchison

John Krall

John Krall