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New Instagram site launch!


See Talking FES to view detailed information on cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health and fitness for people with spinal cord injury (SCI) uploaded to our new Instagram site.


Click on Talking FES or the logo below to connect to our new site.

Latest update:

5th October 2022

Website building support and hosting by:

Valley Medical Centre, San Jose, USA

Dr James Crew, MD

Dr James Crew is a specialist in spinal cord injury medicine. He is professionally affiliated with County of Santa Clara and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr Crew studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. He is currently Associate Chief, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California, and Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California.

Dr Stephanie Hayner

Dr Stephanie Hayner did an undergraduate degree with the University of Connecticut. She followed this with her Doctor of Phiolosophy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Health Related Sciences. Her areas of interest are primary and secondary prevention, peer mentoring, ethnicity and cultural issues, return to work, family and caregiver needs after neurologic injury.

Dr Jenny Kiratli

Dr Kiratli joined the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Center in 1991 and has developed a broad-based program of funded research addressing the needs of persons with SCI. Her focus includes musculoskeletal and metabolic responses to SCI, exercise, and preservation and restoration of upper extremity function. Her current projects relate to effectiveness of home-based exercise and facilitating outpatient wellness. Dr Kiratli has a strong interest in research. She is Associate Director of the ACGME SCI Medical Fellowship and Program Director for the Veterans Association (VA) Advanced SCI Medical Fellowship Program.


She is also Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) at Stanford School of Medicine. She serves on the Research Committees of both the Academy of SCI Professionals and American Spinal Injury Association and is a charter member of the VA Central IRB, which oversees human rights protections in multi-site VA research projects.

Dr Stephen McKenna, MD

Dr Stephen McKenna is the Chief of the Rehabilitation Trauma Centre at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California. He is an affiliated Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of California Berkeley, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. Stephen completed his clinical training at Santa Clara Velley Medical Center where he was Chief Resident.


His interest in clinical trials began in 1995 when he was the Project Manager for the National Institute of Health HIV vaccine trial site in Lusaka, Zambia. He is currently a Site Director for the Stanford Partnership for Spinal Cord Injury and Repair. The Mission of the Partnership is to accelerate neuroregenerative research and the development of new treatments by facilitating collaboration between industry leaders, scientists and clinicians.