Dr. Ted Claflin

Edward (Ted) Claflin, MD

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Director, Stroke Rehabilitation Program


Dr. Claflin is currently the Medical Director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Program and treats patients with any type of neurological dysfunction. Dr. Claflin has been at Michigan Medicine since 2013, and has worked to improve inpatient and outpatient stroke rehabilitation programming. He works closely with colleagues in Neurology and Neurosurgery, and is an attending for the Chelsea Hospital inpatient rehabilitation program, a joint venture between University of Michigan Health and Trinity Health. His research interests relate to optimization of motor recovery after stroke/neurological injury, sleep dysfunction after stroke, and the impact of reaction time on functional outcomes after stroke.  

Dr. Claflin believes strongly in building partnerships with his patients and making shared decisions. His focus is on optimizing each person’s functional abilities and quality of life, and he works to ensure patients understand their treatment options thoroughly.  

Areas of Practice

  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Wound Care


Medical School or Training

University of Michigan Medical School, 2007


University of Washington Rehabilitation Medicine, Physical Med & Rehab, 2011

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Association of Academic Physiatrists

Research Interests

  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Electromyography
  • Resident Education