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Frederick Ivey, PhD

Academic Title:

Adjunct Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:



Baltimore VA Medical Center, 4A-406

Phone (Primary):

(410) 637-3218


(410) 605-7913

Education and Training

After earning a Ph.D. from University of Maryland, College Park in 1998 (Kinesiology), I commenced with a T32-funded post-doctoral fellowship at UM-SOM, Department of Medicine. Career development awards (VA and NIH-K01) subsequently enabled transition to junior faculty status by 2001. In 2010, I transitioned from Department of Medicine to Department of Neurology, and by 2011 was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.  


We study cardiovascular, metabolic, skeletal muscle and functional adaptations to relatively agressive exercise intervention models in neurologically disabled patient populations. Our group is multidisciplinary, applying expertise in rehabilitation science, exercise physiology, motor learning, engineering, biomechanics and bench science to advance both a mechanistic and general understanding of exercise-related adaptive potential. Current objectives focus on establishing the temporal profile and durability of exercise-mediated gains as a function of dose-intensity, motor learning model, technology enhancement, and implementation setting, advancing the science and practice of stroke care. As co-PI of a a VA Merit Award investing the effects of strength training after stroke and Deputy Director of our VA RR&D Exercise and Robotics Center, I am positioned to contribute in these clinically relevant research areas.  



Research/Clinical Keywords

Stroke, Parkinson's disease, Exercise Training, Rehabilitation

Highlighted Publications

Ivey FM, Ryan AS, Hafer-Macko CE, Goldberg AP, Macko RF. (2007) Treadmill aerobic training improves glucose tolerance and indices of insulin sensitivity in disabled stroke survivors: a preliminary report. Stroke 38(10):2752-8.

Ivey FM, Hafer-Macko CE, Ryan AS, Macko RF. (2010) Impaired leg vasodilatory function after stroke: Adaptations with treadmill exercise training. Stroke Dec;41(12):2913-7.

Ivey FM, Ryan AS, Hafer-Macko CE, Macko RF. (2011) Improved cerebral vasomotor reactivity after exercise training in hemiparetic stroke survivors. Stroke Jul;42(7): 1994-2000.

Ivey FM & Ryan AS. (2014) Resistive training improves insulin sensitivity after stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis Feb; 23(2):225-9.

Ivey FM, Stookey AD, Hafer-Macko CE, Ryan AS, Macko RF. (2015) Higher Treadmill Training Intensity to Address Functional Aerobic Impairment After Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2015 Nov; 24(11):2539-46.