Department of Physical Therapy Welcomes a New Chair

Posted On July 3, 2018
Categories News, Physical Therapy

The Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions welcomes Sujay Galen, PT, Ph.D., FHEA as the new academic chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. Galen joins the faculty as an associate professor from Wayne State University where he served as the interim program director of physical therapy.

Galen brings international clinical and academic experience to the Georgia State PT program. Prior to his employment at Wayne State, he held research/faculty positions at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. He began his clinical career at the Rehabilitation Centre and School of Cerebral Palsied Children in Vellore, India.

Galen serves on the editorial board of two journals, Medical Engineering and Physics and the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. He is also a journal reviewer for seven additional biomedical engineering or neuroscience journals and has published numerous articles of his own in peer-reviewed publications.

Galen’s research emphasizes functional electric stimulation and robotic assistive technology, both to improve mobility and function. As a bioengineer, Galen also researches the development and use of wearable technology to assist older adults and amputees of all ages. He also studies recovery in patients with spinal cord injuries and other neurological impairments. He has received extramural funding from industry, as well as federal/state agencies to support his research.

He completed an MSc in bioengineering from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland and holds a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy which he received from Christian Medical College in India. Galen earned his Ph.D. in bioengineering at the University of Strathclyde and completed his postdoctoral training at the university in bioengineering and neuroscience.