Karunesh Ganguly, PhD, MD


Dr. Karunesh Ganguly is a neurologist who specializes in neurorehabilitation, particularly for patients with gait or walking disorders. He also treats chronic neurological impairments following stroke or other brain injury. In his research, he studies new treatments for patients recovering from neurological conditions and injuries. He is specifically interested in the development of brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) that have the potential to revolutionize the care of neurologically impaired patients by allowing electronic devices to directly interface with the brain. Development of these devices could eventually allow paralyzed patients to recover limb function and help retrain brain function after injury. He has authored numerous peer reviewed publications on this topic.

Ganguly earned a medical degree and Ph.D. in neuroscience in 2004 in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of California, San Diego. He completed his internal medicine and neurology training at UCSF. Ganguly is an associate professor in Neurology at UCSF.


UCSF Neurorehabilitation Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2273
Fax: (415) 353-2898

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Board Certification

Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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University of California, San Diego School of Medicine 2004


UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2005
UCSF Medical Center, Neurology 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Natraj N, Ganguly K. Shaping Reality through Mental Rehearsal. Neuron. 2018 Mar 07; 97(5):998-1000.
  2. Tu-Chan AP, Natraj N, Godlove J, Abrams G, Ganguly K. Effects of somatosensory electrical stimulation on motor function and cortical oscillations. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2017 Nov 13; 14(1):113.
  3. Gulati T, Guo L, Ramanathan DS, Bodepudi A, Ganguly K. Neural reactivations during sleep determine network credit assignment. Nat Neurosci. 2017 Sep; 20(9):1277-1284.

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