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Krish Sathian, MD, PhD

Neurology, Rehabilitation Medicine and Psychology, Emory University

Neurorehabilitation Program, Department of Neurology, Emory University

Medical Director
Center for Systems Imaging, Emory University

Executive Director
Atlanta VAMC Rehabilitation R&D Center of Excellence

American Society of Neurorehabilitation


Krish Sathian is a neurologist and neuroscientist interested in multisensory perception, the neural basis of metaphor and cognitive neurorehabilitation. He obtained medical training from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Melbourne, Australia. After postdoctoral training at Washington University in St. Louis, he completed a residency in neurology at the University of Chicago and joined the faculty at Emory University in 1994, where he is now Professor of Neurology, Rehabilitation Medicine and Psychology and a faculty member of the interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program. He also directs the Rehabilitation R&D Center of Excellence for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation at the Atlanta VA. His research is funded by the NIH, NSF and VA. Apart from authoring numerous publications and book chapters, he is currently co-editing a volume on cognitive plasticity. He received the Albert Levy Award in 2001 for the best scientific publication by a faculty member at Emory. He is a Fellow of the American Neurological Association and serves as current President of the American Society of Neurorehabilitation.

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