Pablo Celnik, MD, Physical Medicine/Rehab, Baltimore, MD, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center


Physical Medicine/Rehab Baltimore, MD


Director (Chair), Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Lawrence Cardinal Shehan Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience. Physiatrist-in-Chief, The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Director, Center for Recovery and Rehabilitation, Sheik Khalifa Stroke Institute. Director, Human Brain Physio Lab

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  • Dr. Pablo Celnik is a physiatrist in Baltimore, MD and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Buenos Aires and has been in practice 29 years. He speaks multiple languages, including Spanish. He specializes in neuro-rehabilitation, non-invasive brain stimulation, stroke recovery, motor control and healthcare administration.

Education & Training

  • St Barnabas Medical Center
    St Barnabas Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1999 - 2000
  • University of Buenos Aires
    University of Buenos AiresClass of 1991
  • Colegio Manuel DorregoNo Degree, 1985

Certifications & Licensure

  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2003 - 2022
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Carolyn L. Braddom Research Award AAP, 2016
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2014
  • Top PMR Doctors in Baltimore- Baltimore Magazine 2012
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Laterality differences in cerebellar-motor cortex connectivity  
    Schlerf JE, Galea JM, Spampinato D, Celnik P, Cereb Cortex, 1/15/2015
  • Feeling better: Separate pathways for targeted enhancement of spatial and temporal touch  
    Yau JM, Celnik P, Hsiao SS, Desmond JE, Psychol Sci, 1/1/2015
  • How Much Will I Recover Doctor? Some Help To An Ever-Elusive Answer  
    Celnik P, Birmbaumer N, Neurology, 1/21/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Preparing a K award Application 
    Las Vegas, NV, 2012; New Orleans, LA, 2014; Nashville, TN, 2014 - 1/1/2014
  • Spike timing-dependent plasticity in cortical learning 
  • Responsible conduct in research 
    Nashville, TN - 1/1/2014
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Press Mentions

  • Story Tips from Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
    Story Tips from Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19May 11th, 2020
  • Electrical Brain Implants Enable Patient to Have 'Mind Control' of Motorized Prosthetic Arms
    Electrical Brain Implants Enable Patient to Have 'Mind Control' of Motorized Prosthetic ArmsOctober 15th, 2019
  • How Muscle Fatigue Can Actually Fry Your Brain
    How Muscle Fatigue Can Actually Fry Your BrainMarch 26th, 2019
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Grant Support

  • Understanding Motor Behavior after StrokeNICHD, NIH2012–2015
  • Novel Strategies To Enhance Motor Function After StrokeEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health &Human Development2007–2011
  • Non-Invasive Cerebellar Stimulation To Improve LocomotionEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health &Human Development2009–2010

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations