Michael Kryger

Dr. Michael Kryger, MD MS is the medical director of Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital. In this role, he oversees the medical staff of the rehab hospital and assists in verifying patients are appropriate for inpatient rehabilitation. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Penn State University College of Medicine.

Prior to coming to Penn State Health, he completed his undergraduate and master’s education in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University, working on advanced EMG-based prostheses. He then completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh. At that time, he also participated in research into brain-computer interfaces and mobile health applications to improve the independence of individuals with disabilities. One of Dr. Kryger’s primary interests is how to use consumer electronics to enhance the lives of those with spinal cord injuries. He has been published in several journals detailing these research projects, and speaks regularly at national conferences on several topics related to research, spinal cord injury medicine and education.

Dr. Kryger is a dedicated educator, overseeing the Spinal Cord Injury curriculum for residents and is program director of the Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship. He has previously received an award for excellence in teaching in his department, the Pennsylvania Medical Society "Top Doctors Under 40" and the Select Medical "Physician Champion Award."

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