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Carolin Dohle, M.D.

Assistant Chief Medical Officer; Associate Director, Stroke Rehabilitation Program; Co-Director, Performance Improvement
Neurorehabilitation, Spasticity Management, Stroke Rehabilitation

Carolin Dohle, M.D., is an attending neurologist for Burke Rehabilitation Hospital's Stroke Rehabilitation Program and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Prior to becoming an attending physician, Dr. Dohle was also a Neurorehabilitation Fellow at Burke where she developed a clinical trial to test the efficacy of a ketogenic diet—high fat, low carb—for improving post-stroke recovery. 

Dr. Dohle also serves on Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s Internal Review Board and the Clinical Trials Task Force of the American Society for Neurorehabilitation (ASN), where she is also a member. In addition to the ASN, Dr. Dohle is a member of the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Neurology.


  • M.D., Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany, 2004
  • Advanced Certificate in Clinical Investigation, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, currently in program

Postgraduate Training

  • Neurology Attending/ Locum Tenens, Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY, 2011-2012
  • Neurorehabilitation Fellowship, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical College, White Plains, NY, 2010-2012
  • Neurology Residency, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2007-2010
  • Internship, Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, CT, 2006-2007
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2004-2006

Outpatient Services

Populations served: Patients who have suffered from a stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI) and have rehabilitative needs, as well as patients with spasticity after stroke/TBI

Specialty Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Professional Associations

American Heart Association

American Academy of Neurology

American Society for Neurorehabilitation (ASN)

Member of ASN’s Clinical Trials Task Force

Member of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s Internal Review Board


Dohle C., Baehring J. Multiple Strokes and Bilateral Carotid Artery Dissections: A fulminant Presentation of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Type IV. J Neurol Sci. 2012 Jul 15;318(1-2):168-70.

Dohle C.I., Bannykh S.I., Hisama F.M., Baehring J.M. Leukoencephalopathy in Adults: Is it Adrenoleukodystrophy? A Case Report and Molecular Analysis. J Neurol Sci. 2009 Oct 15;285 (1-2):235-7.

Dohle C.I., Eysel U.T., Mittmann T. (2009) Spatial distribution of long term potentiation in the surround of visual cortex lesions in vitro. Exp Brain Res. 2009 Dec;199(3-4):423-33.

Richerson G.B., Wang W., Hodges M.R., Dohle C.I., Díez-Sampedro A. (2005) Homing in on the specific phenotype(s) of central respiratory chemoreceptors. Exp Physiol. 90(3):259-66.

Severson C.A., Wang W., Pieribone V.A., Dohle C.I., Richerson G.B. (2003) Midbrain serotonergic neurons are central pH chemoreceptors. Nat Neurosci. 6(11):1139-40.

Book Chapters & Reviews

Dohle C.I., Richerson G.B. Serotonergic neurons as chemosensors in the brain. In: The Behavioural Neurobiology of Serotonin. Edited by C.P. Muller and B. Jacobs. Elsevier (2009).

Dohle C.I., Reding M. Management of Medical Complications in Neurorehabilitation. In: Continuum Lifelong Learning in Neurology 2011. Neurorehabilitation, June 2011; 17 (3)

Abstracts & Presentations

Dohle C.I., Reding M.J. (2012) InpatientStroke Rehabilitation Biomarkers Associated withComplicationsRequiring Transfer to an Acute Care Hospital. (64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, New Orleans, LA, USA).

Dohle C.I., Elashvili M., Reding M. (2012) Brain Natriuretic Peptide Levels PredictStrokeOutcomes in theAcute Rehabilitation Setting. International Stroke Conference 2012 (New Orleans, LA, USA).

Dohle C.I., Rykman A., Zipse J., Volpe B.T. (2011). Robotic Upper Limb Therapy as Treatment for Shoulder Subluxation in Stroke Patients.2011 ACRM-ASNR meeting (Atlanta, GA, USA).

Dohle C.I., Baehring J.M. (2009). Bilateral carotid dissections and multiple infarcts: An unusual presentation of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type IV in an adult patient. 61st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.61st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (Seattle, WA, USA).

Dohle C.I.,Bannykh S., Hisama F.M., Baehring J.M. (2008). Molecular Characterization of Adult Onset Cerebral X- Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy. 60th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (Chicago, IL, USA).

Dohle C.I., Wylie C.J, Deneris E.S., Richerson G.B. (2006). Relationship between dendrites of serotonin neurons and large midline vessels of the medulla. Experimental Biology (San Francisco, CA, USA).

Dohle C.I., Richerson G.B. (2005). Lack of smooth muscle in arteries next to serotonergic neurons: reduction of the diffusion barrier for CO2 in areas of central chemoreceptors. XXXV International Congress of Physiological Sciences (San Diego, CA, USA).

Dohle C.I., Eysel U.T. &Mittmann T. (2002). Spatial distribution of long term potentiation measured with a 64 electrode multiarray system in rat visual cortex in vitro. Forum of the European Neuroscience Societies (Paris, France).


Currently conducting clinical trial on the efficacy of a ketogenic (low carb/high fat) diet in stroke patients

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