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profileRichard Franklin Lewis, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Otolaryngology (Neurology)
InstitutionMassachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
DepartmentOtolaryngology
AddressMassachusetts Eye & Ear Infrm
Otolaryngology
243 Charles St
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/573-3620
Fax617/573-4154
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R01DC014924     (MERFELD, DANIEL M)Jul 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2020
NIH/NIDCD
Employing Vestibular Thresholds to Improve Patient Diagnosis
Role: Principal Investigator

R01DC013069     (LEWIS, RICHARD F)Dec 1, 2013 - Nov 30, 2018
NIH/NIDCD
Vestibular Contributions to Estimated Head Motion and Orientation
Role: Principal Investigator

R01DC012528     (LEWIS, RICHARD F)Jul 1, 2012 - Jun 30, 2017
NIH/NIDCD
Vestibular Migraine Investigated with Psychophysical and Oculomotor Tests
Role: Principal Investigator

R01DC008362     (LEWIS, RICHARD F)Aug 1, 2008 - Jul 31, 2013
NIH/NIDCD
Vestibular Prosthesis Tested in a Vestibulopathic Model
Role: Principal Investigator

R01DC006909     (LEWIS, RICHARD F)Apr 1, 2006 - Mar 31, 2010
NIH/NIDCD
Vestibular influences on spatial orientation
Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. 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.
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  2. Karmali F, Whitman GT, Lewis RF. Bayesian optimal adaptation explains age-related human sensorimotor changes. J Neurophysiol. 2017 Nov 08; jn.00710.2017. PMID: 29118202.
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  3. Thompson LA, Haburcakova C, Lewis RF. Postural compensation strategy depends on the severity of vestibular damage. Heliyon. 2017 Mar; 3(3):e00270. PMID: 28393118.
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  4. Lewis RF. Vestibular implants studied in animal models: clinical and scientific implications. J Neurophysiol. 2016 Dec 01; 116(6):2777-2788. PMID: 27760820.
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  5. Thompson LA, Haburcakova C, Lewis RF. Vestibular ablation and a semicircular canal prosthesis affect postural stability during head turns. Exp Brain Res. 2016 Nov; 234(11):3245-3257. PMID: 27405997.
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  6. Wang J, Lewis RF. Contribution of intravestibular sensory conflict to motion sickness and dizziness in migraine disorders. J Neurophysiol. 2016 Oct 01; 116(4):1586-1591. PMID: 27385797.
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  7. 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; PMCID: PMC4854827 [Available on 06/01/17].
  8. Dahlem K, Valko Y, Schmahmann JD, Lewis RF. Cerebellar contributions to self-motion perception: evidence from patients with congenital cerebellar agenesis. J Neurophysiol. 2016 May 01; 115(5):2280-5. PMID: 26888100; PMCID: PMC4922453 [Available on 05/01/17].
  9. Lewis RF. Vestibular Prostheses Investigated in Animal Models. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2015 Sep 15; 77(4):219-226. PMID: 26366706.
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  10. 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.
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  11. 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; PMCID: PMC4380990.
  12. 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; PMCID: PMC4226145.
  13. Priesol AJ, Valko Y, Merfeld DM, Lewis RF. Motion Perception in Patients with Idiopathic Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Jun; 150(6):1040-2. PMID: 24647642.
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  14. 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; PMCID: PMC3718451.
  15. 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; PMCID: PMC3642268.
  16. 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.
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  17. 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; PMCID: PMC3467969.
  18. 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; PMCID: PMC3544955.
  19. 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; PMCID: PMC4041130.
  20. Haburcakova C, Lewis RF, Merfeld DM. Frequency dependence of vestibuloocular reflex thresholds. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Feb; 107(3):973-83. PMID: 22072512; PMCID: PMC3289464.
  21. 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; PMCID: PMC3804168.
  22. 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; PMCID: PMC3767296.
  23. Lewis RF, Haburcakova C, Gong W, Lee D, Wall C, Thompson L, Merfeld DM. Vestibular prosthesis tested in rhesus monkeys. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:2277-9. PMID: 22254795; PMCID: PMC3594774.
  24. 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; PMCID: PMC2888506.
  25. 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; PMCID: PMC2822686.
  26. Lewis RF, Traish AS, Lessell S. Atypical voluntary nystagmus. Neurology. 2009 Feb 03; 72(5):467-9. PMID: 19188580.
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  27. 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; PMCID: PMC2493487.
  28. 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.
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  29. 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.
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  30. 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.
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  31. Lewis RF, Haburcakova C, Merfeld DM. Tilt psychophysics measured in nonhuman primates. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2005 Apr; 1039:294-305. PMID: 15826983.
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  32. Lewis RF. Frequency-specific mal de debarquement. Neurology. 2004 Nov 23; 63(10):1983-4. PMID: 15557538.
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  33. 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.
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  34. 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.
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  35. Lewis RF, Crawford TO. Slow target-directed eye movements in ataxia-telangiectasia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2002 Mar; 43(3):686-91. PMID: 11867585.
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  36. 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.
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  37. 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.
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  38. Lewis RF. Ocular motor apraxia and ataxia-telangiectasia. Arch Neurol. 2001 Aug; 58(8):1312. PMID: 11493182.
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  39. 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.
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  40. 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.
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  41. Lewis RF, Lederman HM, Crawford TO. Ocular motor abnormalities in ataxia telangiectasia. Ann Neurol. 1999 Sep; 46(3):287-95. PMID: 10482258.
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  42. 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.
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  43. 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.
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  44. 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; PMCID: PMC4040978.
  45. 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.
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  46. 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.
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  47. 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.
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  48. 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.
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  49. 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.
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  50. Lewis RF. Vertigo: some uncommon causes of a common problem. Semin Neurol. 1996 Mar; 16(1):55-62. PMID: 8879058.
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  51. 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.
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  52. 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.
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  53. 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.
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  54. 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.
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