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Michael James Reding, M.D.

Clinical Research Consultant


Michael Reding, M.D., is the former medical director for Burke Rehabilitation Hospital's Stroke Rehabilitation Program and is currently an attending physician who dedicates much of his time to rehabilitation research through the Burke Medical Research Institute. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Reding is also an associate professor of neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College and is a past president of the American Society of Neurorehabilitation. He has published extensively on medical complications and treatment strategies for enhancing functional recovery following stroke.

Specialty Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Society of Neurorehabilitation

Honors & Awards

Traveling Fellowship in the History of Medicine Dept., Kansas Univ. Med. Ctr.  1971

Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital Award for Leadership in the Field of Neurologic Rehabilitation, 1993

Board of Directors, American Society of Neurorehabilitation, 1994-1997

Secretary Treasurer, American Society of Neurorehabilitation, 2004-2006

Vice President, American Society of Neurorehabilitation, 2006-2008

President, American Society of Neurorehabilitation, 2008-2010


  • B.S., Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas 1969
  • M.D., Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas 1973

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 1976
  • Residency, Neurology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 1979
  • Fellowship, Chronic and Degenerative Neurological Disorders, Cornell University Medical College, 1979-1980

Research Grants

Reding M, (principal investigator) Sensory-motor biofeedback for treatment of urinary incontinence following stroke.  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.       1987-1988.

Reding M, (principal investigator) Effect of Idebenone vs placebo on recovery following stroke.  TAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc.     1989-1991.

Reding M, (principal investigator) Dysphagia therapy following stroke: a controlled trial.   NINDS#DC00885.   1990-1993.

Reding M, (principal investigator) Patterned electrical stimulation for motor recovery following stroke.  Computer Devices Inc.      1993-1995.

Reding M, (principal investigator) Effects of optical prisms on visual spatial neglect following stroke.  The Jacob and Valerie Langeloth Foundation     1998-2000.

Reding M, (co-investigator) Amphetamine enhanced stroke recovery:  Burke SRCI Group.  NIH Funding    2000-2002.

Reding, M, (Principal investigator) NY Stroke Rehabilitation Clinical Trials Network. 1-R21-HD 043243-3 Funded by NICHD from 9-26-2002 to 8-31-2005