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Richard Franklin Lewis, M.D.


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  1. R01DC018287 (LEWIS, RICHARD F) Jul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2025
    Vestibular Precision: Physiology and Pathophysiology
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R56DC016924 (LEWIS, RICHARD F) Aug 1, 2019 - Jan 31, 2021
    Vestibular Implants Tested in Human Subjects
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01DC017425 (LEWIS, RICHARD F) Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2023
    Temporal Synthesis of Vestibular and Extra-Vestibular Sensory Signals
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. R01DC014924 (MERFELD, DANIEL M) Jul 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2021
    Employing Vestibular Thresholds to Improve Patient Diagnosis
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. R01DC013069 (LEWIS, RICHARD F) Dec 1, 2013 - Nov 30, 2019
    Vestibular Contributions to Estimated Head Motion and Orientation
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Godbole NP, Sadjadi R, DeBono MA, Grant NR, Kelly DC, James PF, Stephen CD, Balkwill MD, Lewis RF, Eichler FS. Gait Difficulties and Postural Instability in Adrenoleukodystrophy. Front Neurol. 2021; 12:684102. PMID: 34220690.
  2. Karmali F, Haburcakova C, Gong W, Della Santina CC, Merfeld DM, Lewis RF. An Implanted Vestibular Prosthesis Improves Spatial Orientation in Animals with Severe Vestibular Damage. J Neurosci. 2021 Apr 28; 41(17):3879-3888. PMID: 33731447.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  3. Zobeiri OA, Mischler GM, King SA, Lewis RF, Cullen KE. Effects of vestibular neurectomy and neural compensation on head movements in patients undergoing vestibular schwannoma resection. Sci Rep. 2021 01 12; 11(1):517. PMID: 33436776.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. King S, Priesol AJ, Davidi SE, Merfeld DM, Ehtemam F, Lewis RF. Self-motion perception is sensitized in vestibular migraine: pathophysiologic and clinical implications. Sci Rep. 2019 10 04; 9(1):14323. PMID: 31586151.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Shayman CS, Seo JH, Oh Y, Lewis RF, Peterka RJ, Hullar TE. Relationship between vestibular sensitivity and multisensory temporal integration. J Neurophysiol. 2018 10 01; 120(4):1572-1577. PMID: 30020839.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Thompson LA, Haburcakova C, Goodworth AD, Lewis RF. An Engineering Model to Test for Sensory Reweighting: Nonhuman Primates Serve as a Model for Human Postural Control and Vestibular Dysfunction. J Biomech Eng. 2018 Jan 01; 140(1). PMID: 29049632.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  7. Karmali F, Whitman GT, Lewis RF. Bayesian optimal adaptation explains age-related human sensorimotor changes. J Neurophysiol. 2018 02 01; 119(2):509-520. PMID: 29118202.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  8. Thompson LA, Haburcakova C, Lewis RF. Postural compensation strategy depends on the severity of vestibular damage. Heliyon. 2017 Mar; 3(3):e00270. PMID: 28393118.
  9. Lewis RF. Vestibular implants studied in animal models: clinical and scientific implications. J Neurophysiol. 2016 12 01; 116(6):2777-2788. PMID: 27760820.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  10. Thompson LA, Haburcakova C, Lewis RF. Vestibular ablation and a semicircular canal prosthesis affect postural stability during head turns. Exp Brain Res. 2016 11; 234(11):3245-3257. PMID: 27405997.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  11. Wang J, Lewis RF. Contribution of intravestibular sensory conflict to motion sickness and dizziness in migraine disorders. J Neurophysiol. 2016 10 01; 116(4):1586-1591. PMID: 27385797.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Wang J, Lewis RF. Abnormal Tilt Perception During Centrifugation in Patients with Vestibular Migraine. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2016 06; 17(3):253-8. PMID: 26956976.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Dahlem K, Valko Y, Schmahmann JD, Lewis RF. Cerebellar contributions to self-motion perception: evidence from patients with congenital cerebellar agenesis. J Neurophysiol. 2016 05 01; 115(5):2280-5. PMID: 26888100.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Lewis RF. Vestibular Prostheses Investigated in Animal Models. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2015; 77(4):219-226. PMID: 26366706.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  15. Priesol AJ, Cao M, Brodley CE, Lewis RF. Clinical vestibular testing assessed with machine-learning algorithms. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Apr; 141(4):364-72. PMID: 25611969.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Lewis RF. Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of vestibular disorders: psychophysics and prosthetics. J Neurosci. 2015 Apr 01; 35(13):5089-96. PMID: 25834036.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. King S, Wang J, Priesol AJ, Lewis RF. Central Integration of Canal and Otolith Signals is Abnormal in Vestibular Migraine. Front Neurol. 2014; 5:233. PMID: 25426098.
    Citations: 14     
  18. Priesol AJ, Valko Y, Merfeld DM, Lewis RF. Motion Perception in Patients with Idiopathic Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 06; 150(6):1040-2. PMID: 24647642.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Lewis RF, Haburcakova C, Gong W, Lee D, Merfeld D. Electrical stimulation of semicircular canal afferents affects the perception of head orientation. J Neurosci. 2013 May 29; 33(22):9530-5. PMID: 23719819.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  20. Lewis RF, Nicoucar K, Gong W, Haburcakova C, Merfeld DM. Adaptation of vestibular tone studied with electrical stimulation of semicircular canal afferents. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2013 Jun; 14(3):331-40. PMID: 23423561.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  21. Merfeld DM, Lewis RF. Replacing semicircular canal function with a vestibular implant. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Oct; 20(5):386-92. PMID: 22886037.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  22. Valko Y, Lewis RF, Priesol AJ, Merfeld DM. Vestibular labyrinth contributions to human whole-body motion discrimination. J Neurosci. 2012 Sep 26; 32(39):13537-42. PMID: 23015443.
    Citations: 66     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Lewis RF, Haburcakova C, Gong W, Karmali F, Merfeld DM. Spatial and temporal properties of eye movements produced by electrical stimulation of semicircular canal afferents. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Sep; 108(5):1511-20. PMID: 22673321.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  24. Thompson LA, Haburcakova C, Gong W, Lee DJ, Wall C, Merfeld DM, Lewis RF. Responses evoked by a vestibular implant providing chronic stimulation. J Vestib Res. 2012; 22(1):11-5. PMID: 22699148.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  25. Haburcakova C, Lewis RF, Merfeld DM. Frequency dependence of vestibuloocular reflex thresholds. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Feb; 107(3):973-83. PMID: 22072512.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  26. Lewis RF, Priesol AJ, Nicoucar K, Lim K, Merfeld DM. Abnormal motion perception in vestibular migraine. Laryngoscope. 2011 May; 121(5):1124-5. PMID: 21520135.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Lewis RF, Priesol AJ, Nicoucar K, Lim K, Merfeld DM. Dynamic tilt thresholds are reduced in vestibular migraine. J Vestib Res. 2011; 21(6):323-30. PMID: 22348937.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Lewis RF, Haburcakova C, Gong W, Lee D, Wall C, Thompson L, Merfeld DM. Vestibular prosthesis tested in rhesus monkeys. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:2277-9. PMID: 22254795.
    Citations: 3     Translation:Animals
  29. Merfeld DM, Priesol A, Lee D, Lewis RF. Potential solutions to several vestibular challenges facing clinicians. J Vestib Res. 2010; 20(1):71-7. PMID: 20555169.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  30. Lewis RF, Haburcakova C, Gong W, Makary C, Merfeld DM. Vestibuloocular reflex adaptation investigated with chronic motion-modulated electrical stimulation of semicircular canal afferents. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Feb; 103(2):1066-79. PMID: 20018838.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  31. Lewis RF, Traish AS, Lessell S. Atypical voluntary nystagmus. Neurology. 2009 Feb 03; 72(5):467-9. PMID: 19188580.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Lewis RF, Haburcakova C, Merfeld DM. Roll tilt psychophysics in rhesus monkeys during vestibular and visual stimulation. J Neurophysiol. 2008 Jul; 100(1):140-53. PMID: 18417632.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  33. Merfeld DM, Haburcakova C, Gong W, Lewis RF. Chronic vestibulo-ocular reflexes evoked by a vestibular prosthesis. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2007 Jun; 54(6 Pt 1):1005-15. PMID: 17554820.
    Citations: 56     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  34. Lewis RF, Carey JP. Images in clinical medicine. Abnormal eye movements associated with unilateral loss of vestibular function. N Engl J Med. 2006 Dec 14; 355(24):e26. PMID: 17167131.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Merfeld DM, Gong W, Morrissey J, Saginaw M, Haburcakova C, Lewis RF. Acclimation to chronic constant-rate peripheral stimulation provided by a vestibular prosthesis. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2006 Nov; 53(11):2362-72. PMID: 17073343.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  36. Lewis RF, Haburcakova C, Merfeld DM. Tilt psychophysics measured in nonhuman primates. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2005 Apr; 1039:294-305. PMID: 15826983.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  37. Lewis RF. Frequency-specific mal de debarquement. Neurology. 2004 Nov 23; 63(10):1983-4. PMID: 15557538.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Lewis RF, Clendaniel RA, Zee DS. Vergence-dependent adaptation of the vestibulo-ocular reflex. Exp Brain Res. 2003 Oct; 152(3):335-40. PMID: 12879175.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Lewis RF. Context-dependent adaptation of visually-guided arm movements and vestibular eye movements: role of the cerebellum. Cerebellum. 2003; 2(2):123-30. PMID: 12880180.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  40. Lewis RF, Crawford TO. Slow target-directed eye movements in ataxia-telangiectasia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2002 Mar; 43(3):686-91. PMID: 11867585.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Lewis RF, Gong W, Ramsey M, Minor L, Boyle R, Merfeld DM. Vestibular adaptation studied with a prosthetic semicircular canal. J Vestib Res. 2002-2003; 12(2-3):87-94. PMID: 12867667.
    Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  42. Lewis RF, Zee DS, Hayman MR, Tamargo RJ. Oculomotor function in the rhesus monkey after deafferentation of the extraocular muscles. Exp Brain Res. 2001 Dec; 141(3):349-58. PMID: 11715079.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  43. Lewis RF. Ocular motor apraxia and ataxia-telangiectasia. Arch Neurol. 2001 Aug; 58(8):1312. PMID: 11493182.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Lewis RF, Tamargo RJ. Cerebellar lesions impair context-dependent adaptation of reaching movements in primates. Exp Brain Res. 2001 May; 138(2):263-7. PMID: 11417468.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  45. Sorensen AG, Patel S, Harmath C, Bridges S, Synnott J, Sievers A, Yoon YH, Lee EJ, Yang MC, Lewis RF, Harris GJ, Lev M, Schaefer PW, Buchbinder BR, Barest G, Yamada K, Ponzo J, Kwon HY, Gemmete J, Farkas J, Tievsky AL, Ziegler RB, Salhus MR, Weisskoff R. Comparison of diameter and perimeter methods for tumor volume calculation. J Clin Oncol. 2001 Jan 15; 19(2):551-7. PMID: 11208850.
    Citations: 88     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Lewis RF, Lederman HM, Crawford TO. Ocular motor abnormalities in ataxia telangiectasia. Ann Neurol. 1999 Sep; 46(3):287-95. PMID: 10482258.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Harris GJ, Codori AM, Lewis RF, Schmidt E, Bedi A, Brandt J. Reduced basal ganglia blood flow and volume in pre-symptomatic, gene-tested persons at-risk for Huntington's disease. Brain. 1999 Sep; 122 ( Pt 9):1667-78. PMID: 10468506.
    Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  48. Lewis RF, Zee DS, Goldstein HP, Guthrie BL. Proprioceptive and retinal afference modify postsaccadic ocular drift. J Neurophysiol. 1999 Aug; 82(2):551-63. PMID: 10444655.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  49. Harris GJ, Oscar-Berman M, Gansler A, Streeter C, Lewis RF, Ahmed I, Achong D. Hypoperfusion of the cerebellum and aging effects on cerebral cortex blood flow in abstinent alcoholics: a SPECT study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 1999 Jul; 23(7):1219-27. PMID: 10443989.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. Averbuch-Heller L, Lewis RF, Zee DS. Disconjugate adaptation of saccades: contribution of binocular and monocular mechanisms. Vision Res. 1999 Jan; 39(2):341-52. PMID: 10326140.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Harris GJ, Lewis RF, Satlin A, English CD, Scott TM, Yurgelun-Todd DA, Renshaw PF. Dynamic susceptibility contrast MR imaging of regional cerebral blood volume in Alzheimer disease: a promising alternative to nuclear medicine. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 1998 Oct; 19(9):1727-32. PMID: 9802497.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  52. Lewis RF, Gaymard BM, Tamargo RJ. Efference copy provides the eye position information required for visually guided reaching. J Neurophysiol. 1998 Sep; 80(3):1605-8. PMID: 9744968.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  53. Renshaw PF, Levin JM, Kaufman MJ, Ross MH, Lewis RF, Harris GJ. Dynamic susceptibility contrast magnetic resonance imaging in neuropsychiatry: present utility and future promise. Eur Radiol. 1997; 7 Suppl 5:216-21. PMID: 9370546.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  54. Maas LC, Harris GJ, Satlin A, English CD, Lewis RF, Renshaw PF. Regional cerebral blood volume measured by dynamic susceptibility contrast MR imaging in Alzheimer's disease: a principal components analysis. J Magn Reson Imaging. 1997 Jan-Feb; 7(1):215-9. PMID: 9039618.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCTClinical Trials
  55. Lewis RF. Vertigo: some uncommon causes of a common problem. Semin Neurol. 1996 Mar; 16(1):55-62. PMID: 8879058.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Lewis RF, Zee DS, Repka MX, Guyton DL, Miller NR. Regulation of static and dynamic ocular alignment in patients with trochlear nerve pareses. Vision Res. 1995 Dec; 35(23-24):3255-64. PMID: 8560797.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  57. Lewis RF, Zee DS, Gaymard BM, Guthrie BL. Extraocular muscle proprioception functions in the control of ocular alignment and eye movement conjugacy. J Neurophysiol. 1994 Aug; 72(2):1028-31. PMID: 7983509.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  58. Lewis RF, Zee DS. Abnormal spatial localization with trigeminal-oculomotor synkinesis. Evidence for a proprioceptive effect. Brain. 1993 Oct; 116 ( Pt 5):1105-18. PMID: 8221050.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  59. Lewis RF, Zee DS. Ocular motor disorders associated with cerebellar lesions: pathophysiology and topical localization. Rev Neurol (Paris). 1993; 149(11):665-77. PMID: 8091079.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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