Dr.Mindy Aisen, M.D


Dr.Mindy Aisen, M.D

Chief Medical Officer Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center Clinical Professor of Neurology & Chief of Neurorehabilitation, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Dr. Mindy Aisen is currently Chief Medical Officer at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, where she participates in research, administration, direct patient care and medical education activities.


She is also Clinical Professor of Neurology and Chief of Neurorehabilitation at the University Of Southern California Keck School Of Medicine. She is the Principal Investigator Southern California Spinal Cord Injury Model System national grant.


Dr. Aisen graduated from MIT with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and received her M.D. degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


She completed her post-doctoral clinical training in Neurology at the New York Hospital/Cornell University and is Board certified in Neurology.  She was faculty at Cornell becoming Associate Professor, providing neurological care and conducting research in rehabilitation engineering.


She was recruited to the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC in 1998, to serve as National Director for Rehabilitation Research and Development, a post she held for seven years.


Dr. Aisen left the VA to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Educational Foundation (now known as CPIRF), and left when recruited to become Chief Medical Officer for Rancho Los Amigos.

She is a former President of the American Society of Neurorehabilitation. And former member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Experimental Neural Therapeutics. Also, former member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Neurology.


She has served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Paralyzed Veterans of America.


Dr. Aisen has spent her entire adult life involved in research and medical care related to improving the lives of persons with disability; this includes designing electronic toys for children with learning disorders as an undergraduate mechanical engineering student at MIT, and throughout her career as a Neurologist.  Last year she was named as a Fellow of the American Society for Neurologic Rehabilitation, in recognition of her contributions to the field.


In 2015 she is scheduled to receive the Ken Viste MD lifetime achievement award from the American Society for Neurologic Rehabilitation, and will join the Board of Directors of the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS)


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
International Pediatric Neuro Rehabilitation Conference 2 Days December 1, 2015