Matija Milosevic, Ph.D.

Director of Neuromotor Rehabilitation, The Miami Project

Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering

Matija Milosevic, Ph.D.

Lois Pope LIFE Center
1095 NW 14th Terrace
Miami, Florida  33136

Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center
1611 NW 12th Ave, Room 3.152
Miami, FL  33136


Research Interests

Areas Of Research



Dr. Matija Milosevic is the Director of Neuromotor Rehabilitation for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami.

Prior to joining The Miami Project, he was an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University, Japan. Dr. Milosevic received a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada in 2015. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Tokyo, Japan, with a research focus on human neurophysiology.

Dr. Milosevic’s team is dedicated to improving the lives of people with spinal cord injuries by advancing neuromotor recovery through neuromodulation.

Neuromotor Rehabilitation

My research is focused on developing neuromodulation technologies and therapeutic approaches to restore and improve motor function of individuals living with spinal cord injuries. My research program applies a transdisciplinary approach, spanning the fields of neural engineeringneuroscience, and clinical translation to develop and test techniques and approaches for neuromotor recovery. My research team is developing approaches for therapeutic application of electrical stimulation to activate and elicit neuroplastic changes to spinal and corticospinal neural circuits.

We are also developing brain-computer interface technologies to enable more intuitive control for neuromodulation therapy. We have expertise in human neurophysiology, including methods for assessing excitability of the central nervous system. With these techniques, the main objective of my team’s work is clinical translation of research findings to improve rehabilitation practice and understanding of neuroplasticity mechanisms. The ultimate goal of our work is to improve the quality of life and independence for people with spinal cord injuries.

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Professional Affiliations / Memberships

International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)

IEEE Brain Society

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