Mindy Aisen, MD

Research Professor of Neurology (Part-Time)

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Dr. Mindy Lipson Aisen, MD has been a member of the USC Keck Department of Neurology since 2009. Dr. Aisen’s professional experiences include CEO of the Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation; Adjunct Professor of the Department of Neurology at Georgetown University School of Medicine; Director of Technology Transfer and Director of Rehabilitation Research and Development at the Department of Veterans Affairs; Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Cornell University Medical College; Neurorehabilitation Fellowship Director at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital; Director of Spinal Cord, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy Service; Director of MIT-Burke Collaborative Rehabilitation Engineering Research Program; Attending Neurologist at The New York Hospital; Preceptor for The New York Hospital residents in the departments of Neurology and Physiatry; Attending Neurologist in the Electromyography Laboratory at The New York Hospital; Attending Neurologist of the Multiple Sclerosis Research and Training Facility at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Attending Physician at the Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Aisen was awarded Principal Investigator of the Spinal Cord Injury Model System, a prestigious designation awarded to Rancho’s Spinal Cord Injury Program by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (2011-2015)). She is an accomplished researcher with numerous peer reviewed journal publications, editorials, and books and chapters and has presented to various scientific, medical and academic organizations on topics such as cerebral palsy, advances in neurological rehabilitation, emerging technologies in neuroplasticity, spinal cord injury regeneration, engineering research advances, emerging technologies for persons with disability, advances in clinical management of multiple sclerosis, treatment of chronic pain, etc. She co-chaired the American Scientific Organizing Committee Israel Rehabilitation Medicine Society, was a member of the NIH Council – National Institute Child Health, elected fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, member of the ex-officio Board of American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and member of the National Leadership Board VHA and honorary fellow of the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her Doctor of Medicine from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency in Neurology at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Aisen is board certified in Neurology and Neurorehabilitation.


  • Virtual reality applications for addressing the needs of those aging with disability Stud Health Technol Inform. 2011; 163:510-6. . View in PubMed