Oluwole Awosika

Oluwole Oladimeji Awosika , MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
260 Stetson Street
Suite 5200
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Phone 513-558-2919
Fax 513-558-4458

Professional Summary

In-patient/Out-patient Neurorehabilitation (Stroke, TBI)

Spasticity Management

Neuropathic Pain Management NeuroRecovery Research


Bachelor of Science : University of California Los Angeles, CA, 2003 (Neuroscience and Physiological Science )

Medical Degree: University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine Chicago, IL, 2011

Residency: Massachusetts General/Brigham and Women’s Hospitals/Harvard Medical School Boston, MA, 2012 (Adult Neurology Resident in Neurology Research)

Fellowship: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Washington, DC, 2015 (Clinical Neurorehabilitation)


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

Clinical Interests




Cerebrovascular Disease

Intracranial Stenosis

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)



Rehabilitation Medicine

Research and Practice Interests

Positions and Work Experience

09-01-2016 - Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, MSB

Research Support

Grant: #R01HD093694 Investigators:Awosika, Oluwole; Boyne, Pierce; Carl, Daniel; Dunning, Kari; Gerson, Myron; Kissela, Brett 04-03-2018 -02-28-2023 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development High-Intensity Interval Training to Recover Walking Post-Stroke: HIT-Stroke Trial Role:Collaborator $717,717.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #2020 Career Development Award Investigators:Awosika, Oluwole 07-01-2020 -06-30-2023 American Academy of Neurology Taking Steps Backward to Move Forward: A Novel Neurorehabilitative Approach in Stroke Locomotor Recovery Role:PI $450,000.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #R01HD093694 Investigators:Awosika, Oluwole; Boyne, Pierce; Carl, Daniel 07-01-2023 -06-30-2028 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development High-Intensity Interval Training to Recover Walking Post-Stroke: HIT-Stroke Trial 2 Role:Collaborator 708953.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #R61MH133770 Investigators:Awosika, Oluwole; Basu, Ishita; Fleck, David; McElroy, Susan; Romo-Nava, Francisco; Welge, Jeffrey -02-28-2029 National Institute of Mental Health Modulating spinal interoceptive pathways to evaluate their role and therapeutic potential in MDD symptomatic domains Role:Collaborator 0.00 Hold Level:Federal

Grant: #2024 MSR Scholarship Investigators:Awosika, Oluwole 06-01-2024 -08-31-2024 American Academy of Neurology AAN 2024 Medical Student Research Scholarship Role:PI 3000.00 Hold Level:Non Profit

Grant: #R21HD115776 JIT HOLD Investigators:Awosika, Oluwole; Bhattacharya, Amit; Demel, Stacie; Sucharew, Heidi; Williamson, Brady 07-01-2024 -06-30-2026 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Tracking the Development and Influence of Post-Stroke Sensory Reweighting on Walking and Balance Outcomes Role:PI 0.00 Hold Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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

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, , More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

Contact Information

Academic - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
260 Stetson Street
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45219
Phone: 513-558-2919
Fax: 513-558-4458