Todd Kuiken

Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD

Director Emeritus, The Regenstein Foundation Center for Bionic Medicine (CBM)
Professor, Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Biomedical Engineering, and Surgery, Northwestern University
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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 currently serves as Director Emeritus of The Regenstein Foundation Center for Bionic Medicine (CBM), the largest prosthetics and orthotics research lab in the country with a staff of more than 60 people, and is internationally recognized as a leader in his field. Dr. Kuiken is also committed to education. He lectures frequently and has mentored many graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.


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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

Current Grant Support

  • Department of Defense PRMRP W81XWH-16-0009
    A Pilot Trial to Assess Implantable Myoelectric Sensors (IMES) to Improve Prosthetic Function for Transhumeral Amputees after Targeted Muscle Reinnervation. Role: Site Principal Investigator, 2016 - 2020
  • Department of Defense W81XWH-16-R-BAA1
    Transhumeral Amputation Osseointegration Study (TAOS). Role: Site Principal Investigator
    , 2016 - 2021
  • Acquisition of Advanced Polyjet Multimaterial 3D Printer
    National Institutes of Health
    , 2017 - 2022
  • NIH1S100D021649-01A1
    Acquisition of Advanced Polyjet Multimaterial 3D Printer Research
    , 2017 - 2022
    RERC on Manipulation and Mobility. Role: Principal Investigator
    , 2018 - 2023

The Regenstein Foundation Center for Bionic Medicine

The Regenstein Foundation Center for Bionic Medicine CBM goal is to improve the function and quality of life for individuals with limb loss and other physical impairments.

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