Shailesh S. Kantak

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

(215) 517-3092

About Me

Dr. Kantak received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai University, a Master of Science in Physical Therapy with a specialization in Neurologic Physical Therapy from Mumbai University, and a PhD in Biokinesiology from the University of Southern California. After completion of his PhD, he completed two post-doctoral fellowships at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Prior to joining Arcadia’s faculty, Dr. Kantak joined the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute as an institute scientist where he started the Neuroplasticity and Motor Behavior Laboratory. As the current director of the Neuroplasticity and Motor Behavior Laboratory, he conducts NIH-funded research to advance our understanding of the neural and behavioral basis of control and learning of movement skills with a long-term goal to enhance motor recovery in patients with neurological disorders through innovative application of behavioral and brain stimulation techniques.

Mumbai, India

Home Country

English, Hindi, Marathi

Education History

Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai University 1998

Bachelor of Science (Physical Therapy), Master of Science (Physical Therapy), Major in Physical Therapy

University of Southern California 2010

PhD, Major in Biokinesiology

Minor in Physical Therapy