Noam Y. Harel


Associate Professor
Neurology; Rehabilitation and Human Performance
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

James J. Peters VA Medical Center

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Dr. Harel is a neurologist with experience in both basic and clinical research. He obtained his BA, MD, and PhD degrees at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a neurology residency at Columbia University, and first faculty position at Yale University. He is board certified in Adult Neurology, with sub-specialization in Neural Repair and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Harel’s primary interests are in rehabilitation from and treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). His clinical research lab uses targeted physical exercises, electrical stimulation, drug repurposing, ischemic conditioning, and other methods designed to reactivate weakened nerve circuits.

Aside from directing clinical research studies, Dr. Harel co-directs the VA’s multidisciplinary ALS clinic, and teaches medical students and fellows at our academic affiliate, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.