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Keith E. Tansey, M.D., Ph.D.

Keith E. Tansey, M.D., Ph.D., FASNR, FASIA

Dr. Tansey is a senior scientist in the NeuroRobotics Lab at the Center for Neuroscience and Neurological Recovery. He also serves on the University of Mississippi Medical Center's faculty as a professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology, and as a physician on the Research and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Services at the Jackson VA Medical Center.

He has been board-certified in neurology with subspecialty certifications in spinal cord injury medicine and neural repair and rehabilitation. He is past-president of the American Spinal Injury Association and has served on the boards of the American Society for Neurorehabilitation and the International Society for Restorative Neurology.  He has been recently named a Fellow of the American Society for Neurorehabilitation and the American Spinal Injury Association.  He currently sits on numerous national and international advisory boards for spinal cord injury research.

Dr. Tansey's previous appointments include serving as a neurology and physiology faculty member at Emory University, Atlanta, as a physician at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, as director of the spinal cord research program and junior faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and as the director of the spinal cord injury research program at Atlanta's Shepherd Center.  He is an alumnus of Stanford University, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and Washington University.

He has authored or co-authored over forty articles in peer-reviewed publications, five book chapters, and over 100 abstracts. He has also co-edited a textbook entitled "Neurological Aspects of Spinal Cord Injury".  Dr. Tansey has won several awards for his research and for his teaching in the neurosciences.

Areas of Expertise: 
Spinal Cord Injury