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Ben Min-Woo Illigens, MD

Instructor in Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Location: Boston, MA United States

Ben Min-Woo Illigens, MD, is an instructor in neurology and junior faculty at Harvard Medical School. His expertise is small and autonomic nerve fiber neuropathy. Dr. Illigens investigates the effects of small fiber injury on sudomotor, vasomotor and pilomotor responses as well as the impact on wound healing. Medical personnel and research staff are trained by him to become proficient in peripheral nerve fiber evaluation. The fellows and students are required to actively participate in research projects that Dr. Illigens designs and supervises.

He published his research in respected peer-reviewed journals and presented these studies in over 40 abstract publications and conference presentations. Additionally, Dr. Illigens is a certified applied biostatistician and lecturer in the Harvard Medical School course Principles and Practice in Clinical Research, where he mentors students to learn the theoretical background and practical application of clinical research, study design, statistical methods and data collection. Most recently, Dr. Illigens has developed a Master’s Program in Clinical Research at Dresden International University, Dresden, Germany, of which he is the director. 

Associated Grants

  • CAPTURE-PD: Cutaneous Autonomic Pilomotor Testing to Unveil the Role of Neuropathy Progression in Early Parkinson’s Disease


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