Dr. John Chae named Vice President of Research
Effective April 1, Dr. John Chae will become MetroHealth's Vice President of Research.
Dr. Chae has served in an interim capacity in this role since last July and has already made significant strides in enhancing research operations. As Vice President of Research, Dr. Chae will provide strategic and operational oversight of the System’s Research Enterprise.
Dr. Chae will retain his role as Professor and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine, but he will no longer serve as Medical Director of the Neuro-Musculoskeletal Service Line.
Dr. Chae has made notable contributions as a clinician, educator, inventor, scientist, and leader since joining MetroHealth in 1994. He developed the percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation system, the only intervention with long-term treatment efficacy for chronic post-stroke shoulder pain. His team is now investigating the efficacy of the system for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain, including chronic axial low back pain. He has authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications, reviews, book chapters and books and has been awarded 12 patents. He is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of PM&R and an Editor of the field’s premier text book, DeLisa’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice.
In 2011, Dr. Chae was elected to the National Academy of Medicine as one its youngest members, as well as the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He presently serves as President of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) and member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH Clinical Center. Prior NIH services include Chair of the Advisory Board of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, Chair of the Function Integration and Rehabilitation Sciences Review Panel, Co-chair of the NIH Blue Ribbon Panel on Rehabilitation Research, and member of the Advisory Council of the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development.
Dr. Chae received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Duke University and a Masters in Engineering from Dartmouth College. He received his MD and residency training in PM&R from Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School. He completed the NIH Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program Fellowship at CWRU. His clinical expertise is in stroke rehabilitation.