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Gustaf Van Acker

Gustaf Van Acker portrait
2013 Graduate

Professional Background

Resident Physician in PM&R, MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University, July 2016 - Present.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Case Western Reserve University, July 2014 - June 2016.

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Kansas Medical Center, May 2013 - July 2014.

My career pursuit involves advancing the field of neuromodulation for neurorehabilitation and pain block. I am developing a non-invasive method for nerve conduction block, the goal of which is to block muscle spasticity in individuals with central nervous system damage or disease, and potentially to abolish pain in the periphery in those with acute or chronic pain. I am currently a resident in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth Medical Center.

In 2004 I received a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics as well as a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona, Magna Cum Laude and Honors. I obtained my PhD in Molecular and Integrative Physiology with a focus in Neuroelectrophysiology in 2011 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where I also received my Doctorate of Medicine in May of 2013

Mentor:  Paul Cheney Ph.D., Molecular and Integrative Physiology

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
M.D.-Ph.D. Physician Scientist Program
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