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Leo Litvak

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Adjunct Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering



Dr. Litvak is currently acting in the role of VP of Neuroengineering at Medtronic. His present research focuses on closed loop neuromodulation, as it applies to spinal cord stimulation (SCS), deep brain stimulation (DBS) and pelvic health therapies. Dr. Litvak acted as a Senior Director of Research and Technology at Advanced Bionics. He is a recipient of John Abele Science and Technology Award (Boston Scientific) for his work in developing a novel stimulation strategy for cochlear implants, currently commercialized as Fidelity 120 by Advanced Bionics. He has also developed an algorithm that helps cochlear implant recipients hear in noise (ClearVoice) which has passed the only superiority trial in the industry.

Dr. Litvak graduated from Health Science and Technology (HST) program at MIT/Harvard Medical School with a Degree in Biomedical Engineering, and from Rice University with BS in Electrical Engineering and BA in Applied Mathematics.

Research Summary

Dr. Litvak's research interests include signal processing for biomedical applications, electric stimulation of the nervous system, evoked responses, electrode design, and big data. Specific questions of interest include:

  1. Stimulation patterning: Most effective ways of delivering stimulation to influence novel targets.

  2. Objective measures: How objective physiological measures obtained from the patients can be used to improve their care.

  3. Signal processing : focused on improving perception of cochlear implant recipients in challenging environments as well as de-noising of objective signals.

  • Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

  • Leonid Litvak has not listed an office location.

Contact Information
  • (213) 458-0114
  • lmlitvak@gmail.com


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