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Richard Alan Clendaniel

Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy
DUMC 104002, Durham, NC 27710
311 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710


Current research is focused on the organization and adaptation of the vestibular system as a model of motor learning as well as for patient care. Specific projects include: 1) identification of the changes responsible for improved function with recovery from unilateral vestibular loss, 2) understanding the role of vestibular adaptation / compensation in the recovery from vestibular deficits, 3) context specific adaptation, and 4) the efficacy of different vestibular rehabilitation programs in the reduction of symptoms and functional limitations.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery · 2021 - Present Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Professor in Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences · 2020 - Present Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences, Clinical Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa · 1992 Ph.D.