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John Krakauer, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology
Division of Stroke


  • BA: (Natural Sciences) Trinity College, Cambridge University, England
  • MD: Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: (Internal Medicine) Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  • Residency: (Neurology) Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Research Fellowship: (Motor Physiology) Center for Neurobiology & Behavior, Columbia University
  • Fellowship: (Cerebrovascular Disease) Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York
Board Certification:
American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry (Neurology)

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John W. Krakauer is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is co-director of the Motor Performance Laboratory at the Neurological Institute.

He obtained his BA from Cambridge University and received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He did his internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital and his neurology residency at Columbia University Medical Center. He did a research fellowship in motor control in the laboratory of Dr. Claude Ghez at the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University. He completed a stroke fellowship at the Neurological Institute, Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Krakauer's research has been NIH funded and his interests include (1) trajectory control and motor learning during reaching movements in healthy subjects and in patients with stroke. (2) Functional brain imaging of motor learning and stroke recovery.

Dr. Krakauer's clinical interest is stroke, including ischemic cerebrovascular disease, subarachnoid and intracerebral hemorrhage, arteriovenous malformation, cerebral vasculitis, cerebral aneurysm, and venous and sinus thrombosis.

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