Todd Kuiken

Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD

Director Emeritus, Center for Bionic Medicine (CBM)
Professor of PM&R, BME, and Surgery, Northwestern
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About Me

Dr. Todd Kuiken has focused his 30 year career on the treatment and research in the area of amputation. With his team he developed the innovative surgical technique of targeted muscle reinnervation to improve the control of powered arm prostheses and reduce neuroma pain. He leads the largest prosthetic and orthotics research lab in the country, Center for Bionic Medicine (CBM), with a staff of over 60 people, and is internationally recognized as a leader in his field. Dr. Kuiken is also committed to education. Dr Kuiken lectures frequently and has mentored many graduate students and post doctoral fellows.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    1983 - 1990
    Northwestern University, MD/PhD
    1981 - 1983
    Duke University, Biomedical Engineering
    1978 - 1981
    University of Idaho, Department of Mechanical Engineering


    1991 - 1995
    Northwestern University/Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


    Research Fellowship, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
    Transitional Internship, Evanston Hospital/ Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Recent Publications

Evaluation of Linear Regression Simultaneous Myoelectric Control Using Intramuscular EMG.
Smith LH, Kuiken TA, Hargrove LJ
doi: 10.1109/TBME.2015.2469741
An Analysis of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Hand Muscle EMG for Improved Pattern Recognition Control.
Adewuyi AA, Hargrove LJ, Kuiken TA
doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2015.2424371

Certificates & Licenses

  • Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Physician and Surgeon License
    State of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Care of people with limb loss
  • Protheses design and control
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Wheelchair design
  • Orthotics

Regenstein Center for Bionic Medicine

Our goal is to improve the function and quality of life for individuals with limb loss and other physical impairments.

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