Maurizio Corbetta, MD

Chief of the Neurorehabilitation Division; Head of the Stroke and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Section; the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology



Additional Titles

  • Professor, Radiology
  • Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology - Certified - U.S.A.
  • Neurology - Certified - Italy

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  • Centennial J.S. McDonnell Award for Cognitive Research, 2001
  • PPG Award, NINDS – National Institute of Neurological Disorders, 2000
  • R01 Award, National Eye Institute, NIH, 1999
  • Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, National Eye Institute, NIH, 1996
  • Honorary Alpha Omega Alpha Association for Outstanding Staff Physician Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, 1995
  • Irwin Levy Award for Pregraduate teaching in Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, 1994
  • FIDIA Foundation Fellowship, 1988


  • Callejas A, Shulman GL, Corbetta M. Dorsal and ventral attention systems underlie social and symbolic cueing. J Cogn Neurosci. 2014 Jan;26(1):63-80.
  • Mitchell TJ, Hacker CD, Breshears JD, Szrama NP, Sharma M, Bundy DT, Pahwa M, Corbetta M, Snyder AZ, Shimony JS, Leuthardt EC. A novel data-driven approach to preoperative mapping of functional cortex using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging. Neurosurgery. 2013 Dec;73(6):969-82; discussion 982-3.
  • Daitch AL, Sharma M, Roland JL, Astafiev SV, Bundy DT, Gaona CM, Snyder AZ, Shulman GL, Leuthardt EC, Corbetta M. Frequency-specific mechanism links human brain networks for spatial attention. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Nov 26;110(48):19585-90.
  • Hacker CD, Laumann TO, Szrama NP, Baldassarre A, Snyder AZ, Leuthardt EC, Corbetta M. Resting state network estimation in individual subjects. Neuroimage. 2013 Nov 15;82:616-33.
  • Larson-Prior LJ, Oostenveld R, Della Penna S, Michalareas G, Prior F, Babajani-Feremi A, Schoffelen JM, Marzetti L, de Pasquale F, Di Pompeo F, Stout J, Woolrich M, Luo Q, Bucholz R, Fries P, Pizzella V, Romani GL, Corbetta M, Snyder AZ; WU-Minn HCP Consortium. Adding dynamics to the Human Connectome Project with MEG. Neuroimage. 2013 Oct 15;80:190-201.
  • Van Essen DC, Smith SM, Barch DM, Behrens TE, Yacoub E, Ugurbil K; WU-Minn HCP Consortium. The WU-Minn Human Connectome Project: an overview. Neuroimage. 2013 Oct 15;80:62-79.
  • Barch DM, Burgess GC, Harms MP, Petersen SE, Schlaggar BL, Corbetta M, Glasser MF, Curtiss S, Dixit S, Feldt C, Nolan D, Bryant E, Hartley T, Footer O, Bjork JM, Poldrack R, Smith S, Johansen-Berg H, Snyder AZ, Van Essen DC; WU-Minn HCP Consortium. Function in the human connectome: task-fMRI and individual differences in behavior. Neuroimage. 2013 Oct 15;80:169-89.
  • Roland JL, Hacker CD, Breshears JD, Gaona CM, Hogan RE, Burton H, Corbetta M, Leuthardt EC. Brain mapping in a patient with congenital blindness – a case for multimodal approaches. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013 Jul 31;7:431.
  • Maccotta L, He BJ, Snyder AZ, Eisenman LN, Benzinger TL, Ances BM, Corbetta M, Hogan RE. Impaired and facilitated functional networks in temporal lobe epilepsy. Neuroimage Clin. 2013 Jun 25;2:862-72.
  • Bland MD, Sturmoski A, Whitson M, Harris H, Connor LT, Fucetola R, Edmiaston J, Huskey T, Carter A, Kramper M, Corbetta M, Lang CE. Clinician adherence to a standardized assessment battery across settings and disciplines in a poststroke rehabilitation population. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Jun;94(6):1048-53.e1.
  • Lee MH, Hacker CD, Snyder AZ, Corbetta M, Zhang D, Leuthardt EC, Shimony JS. Clustering of resting state networks. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e40370.
  • Sylvester CM, Corbetta M, Raichle ME, Rodebaugh TL, Schlaggar BL, Sheline YI, Zorumski CF, Lenze EJ. Functional network dysfunction in anxiety and anxiety disorders. Trends Neurosci. 2012 Sep;35(9):527-35.
  • Bundy DT, Wronkiewicz M, Sharma M, Moran DW, Corbetta M, Leuthardt EC. Using ipsilateral motor signals in the unaffected cerebral hemisphere as a signal platform for brain-computer interfaces in hemiplegic stroke survivors. J Neural Eng. 2012 Jun;9(3):036011.
  • Tosoni A, Shulman GL, Pope AL, McAvoy MP, Corbetta M. Distinct representations for shifts of spatial attention and changes of reward contingencies in the human brain. Cortex. 2013 Jun;49(6):1733-49.
  • Bland MD, Sturmoski A, Whitson M, Connor LT, Fucetola R, Huskey T, Corbetta M, Lang CE. Prediction of discharge walking ability from initial assessment in a stroke inpatient rehabilitation facility population. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Aug;93(8):1441-7.

Dr. Corbetta is the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology and the Chief of the Division of Neuro-Rehabilitation.Dr. Corbetta’s research has been recognized by a Physician Scientist Award from the National Eye Institute in 1997; the J.S. McDonnell Foundation Award in Cognitive Sciences in 2000; the ‘Marie Curie’ Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience from the European Union in 2005; the ‘Norman Geschwind’ Award in Behavioral Neurology from the Academy of Neurology; and, a Distinguished Senior Investigator Award from Washington University in 2008. Clinical and teaching activities have been recognized in 1994 by The Irwin Levy Award for Pregraduate teaching in Neurology and Neurosurgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, and in 1995 by an honorary affiliation to the Alpha Omega Alpha Association for outstanding staff physician at Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.Dr. Corbetta is a member of the Academy of Neurology, Society of Neuroscience, Society of Cognitive Neuroscience, and Organization for Human Brain Mapping Society. He was elected to the International Neuropsychological Symposium in 2003; the American Neurological Association in 2003; and, the Attention and Performance Association Advisory Council in 2003. He has served as Program Chair of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping in 2006. He serves as Scientific Advisor of the German and Italian Ministry of Education and Research. He is the current Chair of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping.Dr. Corbetta’s research focuses on elucidating the brain mechanisms of cognitive function and their recovery after brain injury (stroke or traumatic brain injury). He uses a combination of behavioral methods and functional/anatomical neuroimaging (brain scans) to study brain structure/function. An example of his physiological research is the discovery that different brain networks control goal-driven vs. stimulus-driven attention, and that attention deficits after stroke depend on a functional imbalance of activity in attention networks between the left and right hemisphere. Dr. Corbetta has active research collaborations with Weill-Cornell; UCSF; UCSD and the Salk Institute; University of Chieti, Italy; University College, London, UK; University Claude-Bernard, Lyon, France; University of Leuven, Belgium; University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Pompeu-Fabra University, Barcelona; UKE, Hamburg, Germany; Academy of Sciences Institute, Prague.