Barbara Bregman, P.T., Ph.D.

Professor, Departments of Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Medicine, GUMC
Director of Education and Training, Research Division, Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital

Associate Dean, Health Professions and Education Development, GUMC

Dr. Bregman is one of two directors of the Neurorehabilitation and Restorative Neuroscience Training Network (NTRAIN). Her research interests include recovery of function, spinal cord regeneration, and axonal regeneration after spinal cord injury. 

After postdoctoral research training in neural tissue transplantation techniques, Dr. Bregman established an independent research program that has focused on CNS development, plasticity, regeneration, and recovery of function after SCI in neonatal and adult mammals. Her research program has been internationally recognized and has been NIH-funded for over 25 years. The long-range goal of the research program in Dr. Bregman’s laboratory at GUMC is to identify the requirements of developing and mature CNS neurons for survival and axonal regeneration after injury and to identify ways to enhance regenerative growth and recovery of function after SCI at birth or at maturity. Dr. Bregman helped establish and serves on the executive committee for the nationally accredited MNRH/GW PT Neuroresidency Program. 

Education & Training
PhD, Anatomy, Medical College of Pennsylvania

J. Warren Perry Allied Health Lecturer Award, University of Buffalo
G. Heiner Sell Lecturership, American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) meeting
Kenneth Viste Award, Contribution in the field of Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair