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Oluwole O. Awosika, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (Clinical Neurorehabilitation)
  • Residency: Massachusetts General/Brigham and Women’s Hospitals/Harvard Medical School (Adult Neurology Resident in Neurology Research)
  • Medical Degree: University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science : University of California (Neuroscience and Physiological Science )
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology) (Certification Date: 2012-09-20)


Rehabilitation Medicine

Contact Information

Clinical Interests




Cerebrovascular Disease

Intracranial Stenosis

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Peer Reviewed Publications

Quentin, Romain; Awosika, Oluwole; Cohen, Leonardo G 2019. Plasticity and recovery of function. Handbook of clinical neurology, 163 , 473-483

Sandrini, Marco; Xu, Benjamin; Volochayev, Rita; Awosika, Oluwole; Wang, Wen-Tung; Butman, John A; Cohen, Leonardo G 2019. Transcranial direct current stimulation facilitates response inhibition through dynamic modulation of the fronto-basal ganglia network. Brain stimulation, ,

Boyne, Pierce; Maloney, Thomas; DiFrancesco, Mark; Fox, Michael D; Awosika, Oluwole; Aggarwal, Pushkar; Woeste, Jennifer; Jaroch, Laurel; Braswell, Daniel; Vannest, Jennifer 2018. Resting-state functional connectivity of subcortical locomotor centers explains variance in walking capacity. Human brain mapping, 39 12, 4831-4843

Coleman, Elisheva R; Moudgal, Rohitha; Lang, Kathryn; Hyacinth, Hyacinth I; Awosika, Oluwole O; Kissela, Brett M; Feng, Wuwei 2017. Early Rehabilitation After Stroke: a Narrative Review. Current atherosclerosis reports, 19 12, 59

Xu, Benjamin; Sandrini, Marco; Levy, Sarah; Volochayev, Rita; Awosika, Oluwole; Butman, John A; Pham, Dzung L; Cohen, Leonardo G 2017. Lasting deficit in inhibitory control with mild traumatic brain injury. Scientific reports, 7 1, 14902

Bernstock, Joshua D; Budinich, Craig S; Cohen, Leonardo G; Awosika, Oluwole O 2016. Recrudescence of Focal Stroke Symptoms during Pain Management with Hydromorphone. Frontiers in neurology, 7 , 50

Roongpiboonsopit, Duangnapa; Charidimou, Andreas; William, Christopher M; Lauer, Arne; Falcone, Guido J; Martinez-Ramirez, Sergi; Biffi, Alessandro; Ayres, Alison; Vashkevich, Anastasia; Awosika, Oluwole O; Rosand, Jonathan; Gurol, M Edip; Silverman, Scott B; Greenberg, Steven M; Viswanathan, Anand 2016. Cortical superficial siderosis predicts early recurrent lobar hemorrhage. Neurology, 87 18, 1863-1870

See, Reiner B; Awosika, Oluwole O; Cambria, Richard P; Conrad, Mark F; Lancaster, Robert T; Patel, Virendra I; Chitilian, Hovig V; Kumar, Sandeep; Simon, Mirela V 2016. Extended Motor Evoked Potentials Monitoring Helps Prevent Delayed Paraplegia After Aortic Surgery. Annals of neurology, 79 4, 636-45

Xu, Benjamin; Sandrini, Marco; Wang, Wen-Tung; Smith, Jason F; Sarlls, Joelle E; Awosika, Oluwole; Butman, John A; Horwitz, Barry; Cohen, Leonardo G 2016. PreSMA stimulation changes task-free functional connectivity in the fronto-basal-ganglia that correlates with response inhibition efficiency. Human brain mapping, 37 9, 3236-49

Awosika, Oluwole O; Lyons, Jennifer L; Ciarlini, Pedro; Phillips, Richard E; Alfson, Elizabeth D; Johnson, Emily L; Koo, Sophia; Marty, Francisco; Drew, Clifton; Zaki, Sherif; Folkerth, Rebecca D; Klein, Joshua P 2013. Fatal adenovirus encephalomyeloradiculitis in an umbilical cord stem cell transplant recipient. Neurology, 80 18, 1715-7

Espinosa-Jeffrey, Araceli; Oregel, Karlos; Wiggins, Laurent; Valera, Remelyn; Bosnoyan, Kathrin; Agbo, Chioma; Awosika, Oluwole; Zhao, Paul M; de Vellis, Jean; Woerly, Stéphane 2012. Strategies for endogenous spinal cord repair: HPMA hydrogel to recruit migrating endogenous stem cells. Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 760 , 25-52

Lyons, Jennifer L; Scripko, Patricia D; Mukerji, Shibani S; Awosika, Oluwole; Shieh, Wun-Ju; Zaki, Sherif; DeLeon-Carnes, Marlene; Taylor, Christopher; Milner, Dan; Johnson, Jennifer A; Klein, Joshua P 2012. Propionibacterium acnes brain abscess in a patient with HIV-1 infection. Journal of neurovirology, 18 2, 148-50

Espinosa-Jeffrey, Araceli; Zhao, Paul; Awosika, Wole; Wu, Nanping; Macias, Fernando; Cepeda, Carlos; Levine, Michael; de Vellis, Jean 2006. Activation, proliferation and commitment of endogenous stem/progenitor cells to the oligodendrocyte lineage by TS1 in a rat model of dysmyelination. Developmental neuroscience, 28 6, 488-98

Alfson, Elizabeth D; Awosika, Oluwole O; Singhal, Tarun; Fricchione, Gregory L . Lysis of catatonic withdrawal by propofol in a bone-marrow transplant recipient with adenovirus limbic encephalitis. Psychosomatics, 54 2, 192-5

Awosika, Oluwole O; Sandrini, Marco; Volochayev, Rita; Thompson, Ryan M; Fishman, Nathan; Wu, Tianxia; Floeter, Mary Kay; Hallett, Mark; Cohen, Leonardo G . Transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation improves locomotor learning in healthy humans. Brain stimulation, 12 3, 628-634

Woerly, Stéphane; Awosika, Oluwole; Zhao, Paul; Agbo, Chioma; Gomez-Pinilla, Fernando; de Vellis, Jean; Espinosa-Jeffrey, Araceli . Expression of heat shock protein (HSP)-25 and HSP-32 in the rat spinal cord reconstructed with Neurogel. Neurochemical research, 30 6-7, 721-35