Gary M. Abrams, MD FAAN is Rehabilitation Section Chief at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and Director of Neurorehabilitation in the Department of Neurology at UCSF. Dr. Abrams received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He was assistant and chief resident in neurology at the New York Neurological Institute of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in neuroendocrinology at Columbia University and received a Teacher-Investigator Development Award from the NIH. Prior to moving to San Francisco, Dr. Abrams was on the neurology faculty of Columbia University and Medical Director of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Services at Helen Hayes Rehabilitation Hospital in New York. His clinical/research interests focus on advancing rehabilitation of chronic neurological disorders such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, and pain. He currently directs the Traumatic Brain Injury Program at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He is recipient of the Robert B. Layzer Award for Resident Teaching at UCSF and the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators – Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising.