Welcome to the

Chicago Electrical Trauma Rehabilitation Institute

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CETRI's principal mission is to advance the treatment of electrical injury through research. We collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of specialists who have over 20 years of experience working with and treating electrical injuries, and many of whom are foundational members of the field. Through multidisciplinary research, clinical care, and educational outreach, our team works to develop diagnostic tools and methods for more effective therapies for electrical injury survivors. 

Public Presentations

Listen to the National Fire Protection Association's Podcast about research and treatment of electrical injuries. It features Dr. Lee (Trauma Medicine Specialist and Electrical Engineer), Dr. Neil Pliskin (Neuropsychologist), and Dr. David Weiss (Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist).

Learn more about electrical injuries in the recent publication of "Hidden Realities of Electrical Injuries" (2022).

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At the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) March 2022 Electrical Safety Workshop, Dr. Pliskin and Dr. Lee were the keynote speakers, they presented findings on the clinical manifestations of electrical injuries in their presentation, Shock Culture.


Chicago Electrical Trauma Rehabilitation Institute


CETRI was founded to accelerate medical research progress related to electrical shock and radiation injuries and apply this information to the rehabilitation for survivors of electrical shock. Our multi-institutional and multidisciplinary team collaborates in the evaluation of electrical shock patients that have difficulty achieving maximal recovery to ensure maximal recovery after surviving electrical shock. CETRI is not an emergency care medical facility. Rather, it advises patients and primary care providers about optimal management of complications of electrical shock.

The CETRI team has more than 35 years of experience working with electrical injury patients. Our clinical program heavily relies on collaboration between our team members that include board certified experts in internal medicine, neurology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation medicine, surgery, bioengineering, radiology and others as well as physical therapists.