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Joan Margaret Anne Stilling, M.D., M.Sc.

Joan Margaret Anne Stilling, M.D., M.Sc.

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research Interests

Non-invasive Brain Stimulation; Neurologic Rehabilitation (Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, Stroke) more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5476
600 N. Wolfe Street
Meyer Building 1-163
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-5299 | Fax: 410-550-1345


Joan Stilling is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist and Research Associate investigating methods of non-invasive brain stimulation for use in stroke and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering with a biomedical specialization from McGill University, and her MD and MSc in neuroscience from the University of Calgary, Canada. She completed her medical residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. more

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Calgary (2015)


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; University of Calgary (2020)

Board Certifications

  • Pending/Scheduled (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Stilling J.M., Monchi O., Amoozegar F., Debert C.T. (2019). Transcranial Magnetic and Direct Current Stimulation (TMS/tDCS) for the Treatment of Headache: A Systematic Review. Headache, 2019 Mar;59(3):339-357. doi:10.1111/head.13479

Paxman E., Stilling J., Mercier L., Debert C. T. (2018). Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) as a treatment for chronic dizziness following mild traumatic brain injury. BMJ Case Rep 2018, bcr-2018-226698. doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-226698

Stilling J., Duszynski C., Oni I., Paxman E., Dunn J., Debert C.  (2019). Using Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Study the Effect of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Concussion: A Two-patient case study. Frontiers in Neurology 10, doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.00476

Stilling J., Paxman E., Mercier L., Gan L., Wang M., Amoozegar F., Dukelow S., Monchi O., Debert C.  (2020). Treatment of Persistent Post-traumatic Headache and Post-concussion Symptoms Using rTMS: A Pilot, Double-blind, Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Neurotrauma, 2020 Jan 15;37(2):312-323. doi: 10.1089/neu.2019.6692. Epub 2019 Nov 8

Debert C. T., Stilling J., Wang M., Sajobi T., Kowalski K., Benson B. W., Walter B., Yeates K., & Dukelow S. P. (2019). The Montreal Cognitive Assessment as a Cognitive Screening Tool in Athletes. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 46(3), 311-318. doi:

Activities & Honors


  • Abstract award recipient, Non-invasive Neurostimulation Network (N3) Symposium, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, 2019
  • People’s Choice Team Award, “EEGaming” brain computer interface device, Neuro Nexus Hackathon, 2019
  • J. Gregory Cairncross award for excellence in clinical research recipient, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, 2018
  • Top oral poster presentation award recipient, Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (CAPM&R) 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2018


  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2020
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