The Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 212105
Dr. Becker earned his Medical Degree from Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany in 2001. From 2001 to 2003, he was a Research Assistant in Neuroscience investigating the role of embryonic stem cells in spinal cord injury repair at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. At Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 2004 and his residency in Neurology in 2007. From there, he completed a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Now an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins, he is a member of the Division of Neuroimmunology and Neurological Infections, and is a participates in the Intraoperative Neurophysiology Monitoring program. He is also the Director of Pediatric Restoration Therapy at Kennedy Krieger Institute and the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Becker’s research has been focused on the role of neurological activity as well as embryonic stem cells in spinal cord injury repair. He is specifically focusing on pediatric models of spinal cord injury. His research has been published at numerous national and international meetings as well as in many journals and books.