Dr. John Kessler
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is caused by nerve damage. Dr. John Kessler joins Dr. DeSilva to explain that it can result from such problems as traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems and exposure to toxins, and that one of the most common causes is diabetes.
A pioneer, professor and university-level leader in the field of neurology, John A. Kessler, M.D., brings a wealth of medical and scientific knowledge and expertise to the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) as a member of the non-profit’s board of directors. Kessler is the Davee Professor of Stem Cell Biology and chairman of the Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He also is director of the Northwestern University Stem Cell Institute and the Feinberg Clinical Neuroscience Institute—critical partners in FPN’s research endeavors. An early investigator of the biology of neural stem cells, Kessler’s most recent work has focused on developing techniques for using nanoengineered materials in combination with stem cells for repair of the damaged nervous system. Kessler, who received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, is the author of more than 200 scientific publications.
Dr. Derrick DeSilva