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Daniel Cleary M.D. Ph.D.


  • Internship: Yale
  • M.D. Oregon Health Sciences
  • Ph.D. Oregon Health Sciences
  • M.S. Caltech
  • B.S. University of Montana

Recent Contributions to the Literature

  • Neuropeptide Y in the rostral ventromedial medulla reverses inflammatory and nerve injury hyperalgesia in rats via non-selective excitation of local neurons. Cleary DR, Roeder Z, Elkhatib R, Heinricher MM. Neuroscience. 2014 Jun 20;271:149-59. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2014.04.035. Epub 2014 Apr 30.
  • Adaptations in responsiveness of brainstem pain-modulating neurons in acute compared with chronic inflammation. Cleary DR, Heinricher MM. Pain. 2013 Jun;154(6):845-55. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.02.019. Epub 2013 Feb 28.
  • The dorsomedial hypothalamus mediates stress-induced hyperalgesia and is the source of the pronociceptive peptide cholecystokinin in the rostral ventromedial medulla. Wagner KM, Roeder Z, Desrochers K, Buhler AV, Heinricher MM, Cleary DR. Neuroscience. 2013 May 15;238:29-38. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2013.02.009. Epub 2013 Feb 13.
  • Deep brain stimulation entrains local neuronal firing in human globus pallidus internus. Cleary DR, Raslan AM, Rubin JE, Bahgat D, Viswanathan A, Heinricher MM, Burchiel KJ. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Feb;109(4):978-87. doi: 10.1152/jn.00420.2012. Epub 2012 Nov 28.
  • Pain-facilitating medullary neurons contribute to opioid-induced respiratory depression. Phillips RS, Cleary DR, Nalwalk JW, Arttamangkul S, Hough LB, Heinricher MM. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Nov;108(9):2393-404. doi: 10.1152/jn.00563.2012. Epub 2012 Sep 5.
  • A novel, non-invasive method of respiratory monitoring for use with stereotactic procedures. Cleary DR, Phillips RS, Wallisch M, Heinricher MM. J Neurosci Methods. 2012 Aug 15;209(2):337-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2012.06.029. Epub 2012 Jul 4.
  • Tolerance to the antinociceptive effect of morphine in the absence of short-term presynaptic desensitization in rat periaqueductal gray neurons. Fyfe LW, Cleary DR, Macey TA, Morgan MM, Ingram SL. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2010 Dec;335(3):674-80. doi: 10.1124/jpet.110.172643. Epub 2010 Aug 25.
  • Deep brain stimulation does not silence neurons in subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson's patients. Carlson JD, Cleary DR, Cetas JS, Heinricher MM, Burchiel KJ. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Feb;103(2):962-7. doi: 10.1152/jn.00363.2009. Epub 2009 Dec 2.
  • Is cranial reconstruction with a hard-tissue replacement patient-matched implant as safe as previously reported? A 3-year experience and review of the literature. Nassiri N, Cleary DR, Ueeck BA. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Feb;67(2):323-7. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2008.08.032. Review.
  • Are opioid-sensitive neurons in the rostral ventromedial medulla inhibitory interneurons? Cleary DR, Neubert MJ, Heinricher MM. Neuroscience. 2008 Jan 24;151(2):564-71. Epub 2007 Nov 4.
  • Observers are consistent when rating image conspicuity. Cerf M, Cleary DR, Peters RJ, Einhäuser W, Koch C.Vision Res. 2007 Nov;47(24):3052-60. Epub 2007 Oct 17.





Endurance sports: running, biking, swimming, Skydiving and related parachute activities, Computer and microprocessor programming, Electronic circuit design, Automotive repair