Dr. Richard Harvey

Richard L. Harvey, MD

Position Clinical Chair, Brain Innovation Center
Wesley and Suzanne Dixon Stroke Chair, Stroke Rehabilitation Research
Practicing since 1992
Joined staff in 1992
Phone Number Description Phone

Telephone Number

1-844-355-ABLE

About Me

About Me

Richard L. Harvey, MD, is the Clinical Chair of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s Brain Innovation Center, and the Wesley and Suzanne Dixon Stroke Chair of Stroke Rehabilitation Research. He is also a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 

Dr. Harvey’s research focuses on novel approaches to task-oriented therapy and the role of neuromodulation as an adjunct to movement recovery after stroke. He was the lead investigator of the NICHE (Navigated Inhibitory rTMS to Contralesional Hemisphere) and E-FIT (Electric Field Navigated 1 hZ rTMS for Post-stroke Motor Recovery) multicenter trials on navigated brain stimulation for upper-limb recovery after stroke.

In addition, his research has included studies on neuromodulation for post-stroke dysphagia, pain management after stroke and the treatment of limb spasticity for both arm and leg. 

He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed residency training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. He did additional research training as a research fellow at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now Shirley Ryan Ability) and Northwestern University (1992-93) and participated in the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP). 

Dr. Harvey is the winner of the Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research (1994), Mentor of the Year Award (2006), a Golden Apple award for excellence in resident teaching (2010) and Teacher of the Year (2016).

Co-editor of the textbook Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation, Dr. Harvey also co-authored the American Heart Association clinical guidelines for stroke rehabilitation.

He is past Chairman of the Stroke and Neurological Diseases special interest group of the Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and past Chair of the Clinical Rehabilitation section of the program committee for the American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference. He has served as Chair of the Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery Council of the American Heart Association. He is also the Director of the Department of PM&R resident research training program for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Location

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training

    Education

    Credential

    1984 - 1988
    University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, MD
    Residency

    Credential

    1988 - 1989
    University of Toledo Medical School, Intern
    1988 - 1992
    University of Toledo Medical School, Resident
    Fellowship

    Credential

    1992 - 1993
    RIC, Stroke Rehabilitation
    1993 - 1994
    Northwestern University Medical School, Stroke Rehabilitation Research
    1997 - 2000
    National Cneter for Medical Rehabilitation Research/National Institute of Health, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Advanced Stroke Research Fellowship

Honors & Awards

  • Teacher of the Year
    Department of PM&R, RIC, 2016
  • Teacher of the Year
    Department of PM&R, RIC, 2010
  • Residency Program Mentor of the Year Award
    Department of PM&R, RIC, 2006
  • Stroke Chair, RIC
    Wesley and Suzanne Dixon, 1997 - Present
  • Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research
    RIC, 1994

Certificates & Licenses

  • Board Certified
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Licence, Physician and Surgeon Illinois

Grants

  • Translation of In-clinic gains in daily life after stroke
    Washington University in St. Louis
    , 2017 - 2022
  • Multimodal Treatment for Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain
    Case Western Reserve University
    , 2016 - 2019
  • A wearable myoelectric computer interface to reduce muscle co-activation in acute and chronic stroke
    Northwestern University
    , 2016 - 2018