RAISE FACULTY

RAISE FACULTY

Gregory W Albers, MD
Coyote Foundation Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences; Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery; Director, Stanford Stroke Cente, USA

Dr. Gregory W. Albers is the director of the Stanford Stroke Center, a position he has held since co-founding the center in 1992. A world leader in stroke research and treatment, the Stanford Stroke Center has pioneered major advances in medical therapies and consistently ranks among the most prolific research groups in the United States.

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Gregory W Albers, MD
Coyote Foundation Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences; Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery; Director, Stanford Stroke Cente, USA
Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiology; Lee and Harold Kapelovitz Distinguished Chair in Cardiology; Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA

Dr. Albert is a Professor of Cardiology and the founding Chair of the Department of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is also the Lee and Harold Kapelovitz Distinguished Chair in Cardiology within the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai.

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Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiology; Lee and Harold Kapelovitz Distinguished Chair in Cardiology; Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
Joseph P. Broderick, MD
Professor of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Director, University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, USA

Joseph P. Broderick, MD, is Professor of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Director of the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute.

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Joseph P. Broderick, MD
Professor of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Director, University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, USA
Cheryl Bushnell, MD, MHS
Professor of Neurology; Vice Chair of Research; Stroke Division Chief, Wake Forest Baptist Health, USA

Short bio: Dr. Bushnell is Professor of Neurology, Vice Chair of Research, Stroke Section Chief, and co-Director of the Neuroscience Clinical Trial and Innovation Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health. She is the PI of the Western NC StrokeNet Regional Coordinating Center, co-PI of COMPASS (COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services), a pragmatic trial of a new models of post-acute care for stroke patients, and is testing other interventions to improve outcomes after stroke. She has also been a leader in the field of stroke in women, specifically risk factors unique to women and sex differences in stroke outcomes.

Cheryl Bushnell, MD, MHS
Professor of Neurology; Vice Chair of Research; Stroke Division Chief, Wake Forest Baptist Health, USA
Seemant Chaturvedi, MD
Stewart J. Greenebaum Endowed Professor of Stroke Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA

Seemant Chaturvedi, MD, is the Stewart J. Greenebaum Endowed Professor of Stroke Neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is also the system-wide Director of the Stroke Program at the University of Maryland Medical System. His research interests include carotid stenosis treatment, sex differences in stroke, and quality of care in stroke prevention.

Seemant Chaturvedi, MD
Stewart J. Greenebaum Endowed Professor of Stroke Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Alvin Das, MD
Neurointensivist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Alvin Das is a neurointensivist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University and pursued a neurology residency and neurocritical care fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital. His research interests involve understanding the underlying factors and cerebral small vessel disease phenotypes that contribute to hemorrhagic risk in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Alvin Das, MD
Neurointensivist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School, USA
Christopher R. Ellis, MD, FACC, FHRS
Director LAA Closure Program, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA

Dr. Ellis has directed his clinical and research interests in left atrial appendage directed stroke prevention therapies. He has performed over 1000 LAAC procedures including LARIAT, Amulet, Watchman, Watchman FLX, and CONFORMAL. He has played an integral role in the Amulet IDE, PINNACLE FLX, and Amaze trials and is currently enrolling in the CATALYST, OPTION and CHAMPION trials along with leading several investigator initiated studies in LAA therapies.

Christopher R. Ellis, MD, FACC, FHRS
Director LAA Closure Program, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
Ahmed Elmouelhi
VP, AtriCure, USA

Ahmed Elmouelhi serves as vice president at AtriCure, a medical device company on a mission to reduce the global Afib epidemic and heal the lives of those affected. Ahmed’s 17-year tenure in health care has focused on pioneering novel therapies and market introductions to address cardiovascular and neurological disease. He is part of the success story at AtriCure and previously at Medtronic, AGA Medical, and St Jude Medical. Ahmed is a named inventor on over 12 US patents and a named author on several peer-reviewed medical journal publications. Heholds a B.S. & M.S. degrees from the MIT. Since 2003, he has resided in the Twin Cities with his wife and 3 boys.

Ahmed Elmouelhi
VP, AtriCure, USA
C. Michael Gibson, MS, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief of Clinical Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; CEO of Baim Institute, USA

C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. is an interventional cardiologist, cardiovascular researcher & educator. He is the CEO of the combined non-profit Baim and PERFUSE research institutes at Harvard Medical School. The institutes have led over 1,000 studies, published 3,000 manuscripts in the peer review literature, and have led 60 FDA submissions from their network of 7,000 sites worldwide.

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C. Michael Gibson, MS, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief of Clinical Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; CEO of Baim Institute, USA
Larry B. Goldstein, MD, FAAN, FANA, FAHA
Ruth L. Works Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology; Co-Director, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute; Co-Director, UK Neuroscience Research Priority Area; Interim Director, UK-Norton Stroke Care Network KY Clinic - University of Kentucky, USA

Dr. Goldstein is the Ruth L Works Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology, Co-Director of the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute and the UK Neuroscience Research Priority Area, and Interim Director of the UK-Norton Healthcare Stroke Care Network at the University of Kentucky.

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Larry B. Goldstein, MD, FAAN, FANA, FAHA
Ruth L. Works Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology; Co-Director, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute; Co-Director, UK Neuroscience Research Priority Area; Interim Director, UK-Norton Stroke Care Network KY Clinic - University of Kentucky, USA
Rebecca Gottesman, MD, PhD
Stroke Branch Chief, Intramural Program; Senior Investigator, Stroke, Cognition, And Neuroepidemiology (SCAN) section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, USA

Rebecca Gottesman MD PhD is currently Stroke Branch Chief and Senior Investigator of the Stroke, Cognition, And Neuroepidemiology (SCAN) section at the NINDS Intramural program.

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Rebecca Gottesman, MD, PhD
Stroke Branch Chief, Intramural Program; Senior Investigator, Stroke, Cognition, And Neuroepidemiology (SCAN) section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, USA
Jonathan Graff-Radford, MD
Division Chair of Behavioral Neurology, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA

Jonathan Graff-Radford is a cerebrovascular and behavioral neurologist at Mayo Clinic where he serves as the division chair of behavioral neurology. His research focuses on using neuroimaging and neuropathology to understand the intersection between cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.

Jonathan Graff-Radford, MD
Division Chair of Behavioral Neurology, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA
Steven M. Greenberg, MD, PhD
Vice Chair, Faculty Development and Promotions, John J. Conway Endowed Chair, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Steven M. Greenberg is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair of Neurology for Faculty Development and Promotions, and John J Conway Endowed Chair in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Steven M. Greenberg, MD, PhD
Vice Chair, Faculty Development and Promotions, John J. Conway Endowed Chair, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, USA
Dan Gutfinger, M.D.
Medical Director, Abbott, USA

Dan Gutfinger is a Medical Director at Abbott with expertise in the areas of structural heart disease, cardiac surgery, and pediatric cardiology. In this capacity, He has responsibilities at Abbott for surgical heart valves, stroke prevention, and the treatment of congenital heart defects. He joined Abbott in January 2017 when the company acquired St. Jude Medical and after serving as an internal medical expert at St. Jude Medical since 2004. Dr. Gutfinger completed his medical education at the University of California in Irvine, his residency in General Surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, and a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Dan Gutfinger, M.D.
Medical Director, Abbott, USA
Jonathan Hsu, MD, MAS, FACC, FAHA, FHRS
Associate Professor, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Division of Cardiology University of California, San Diego (UCSD), USA

Dr. Jonathan Hsu is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSD School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology. His primary clinical interest is in cardiac electrophysiology, and he specializes in both the medical and procedural care of patients with all types of heart rhythm disturbances.

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Jonathan Hsu, MD, MAS, FACC, FAHA, FHRS
Associate Professor, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Division of Cardiology University of California, San Diego (UCSD), USA
Hooman Kamel, MD
Vice Chair for Research and Chief of Neurocritical Care, Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA

Dr. Kamel is the Vice Chair for Research and Chief of Neurocritical Care in the Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine. He is also the Director of the Clinical and Translational Neuroscience Unit in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute and the Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine. His research focuses on identifying new risk factors for stroke. He is helping to lead several multicenter randomized clinical trials and he has published over 300 scientific papers, including in leading journals such as NEJM and JAMA.

Hooman Kamel, MD
Vice Chair for Research and Chief of Neurocritical Care, Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Walter Koroshetz, MD
Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), USA

Dr. Koroshetz is the Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke which is the major funder of stroke research. Prior to NIH, Dr. Koroshetz practiced vascular neurology and neurointensive care at the Mass General Hospital.

Walter Koroshetz, MD
Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), USA
Mariel Kozberg, MD, PhD
Vascular Neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Dr. Mariel Kozberg is a vascular neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed her MD and PhD (neurobiology) degrees at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and her Neurology Residency and Vascular Neurology Fellowship at Mass General Brigham. Her clinical interests include small vessel disease and hemorrhagic stroke; her research focuses on vascular physiology, blood-brain barrier disruption, and brain inflammation in cerebral amyloid angiopathy.

Mariel Kozberg, MD, PhD
Vascular Neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PHD
Norman J. Stupp Professor Professor of Neurology, Radiology, and Biomedical Engineering; Head, Cerebrovascular Disease Section; Co-Director, Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center Washington University School of Medicine & Barnes-Jewish Hospital, USA

Dr. Jin-Moo Lee is the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology and director of the Cerebrovascular Disease Division at Washington University School of Medicine. Authoring almost 200 articles on stroke and Alzheimer’s disease, has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2000. Graduating from Yale College, he attended Weill Cornell Medical College, earning an MD/PhD in neuroscience. After residency training at the University of Pennsylvania, he completed a neurovascular fellowship at Washington University.

Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PHD
Norman J. Stupp Professor Professor of Neurology, Radiology, and Biomedical Engineering; Head, Cerebrovascular Disease Section; Co-Director, Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center Washington University School of Medicine & Barnes-Jewish Hospital, USA
Jennifer Majersik, MD, MS
Professor of Neurology, Division Chief of Vascular Neurology; Director of Stroke Center andTelestroke Network, University of Utah, USA

Jennifer Majersik is a Professor of Neurology, Division Chief of Vascular Neurology, and Stroke Center and Telestroke Network Director at the University of Utah. She is passionate about developing and deepening systems of care across the large expanse of the Intermountain West in order to improve hyperacute, acute, and preventative stroke treatments.

Jennifer Majersik, MD, MS
Professor of Neurology, Division Chief of Vascular Neurology; Director of Stroke Center andTelestroke Network, University of Utah, USA
Louise D. McCullough, MD, PHD, FAHA
Professor and Chair of Neurology; Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair in Neurology; Chief of Neurology, Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center, USA

Dr. Louise McCullough is a physician-scientist and practicing vascular neurologist with clinical expertise in sex/gender disparities, microbiome, stroke prevention, acute stroke treatments and outcome assessment.

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Louise D. McCullough, MD, PHD, FAHA
Professor and Chair of Neurology; Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair in Neurology; Chief of Neurology, Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center, USA
Ian Meredith, PhD, AM
EVP & Global CMO, Boston Scientific, USA

Professor Ian T. Meredith AM is our executive vice president and global chief medical officer, a position he has held since January 2017. In this role, he is responsible for leading clinical science and medical affairs across Boston Scientific and providing global leadership of the company’s clinical trial strategy. Mr. Meredith serves on our Global Council for Inclusion and is an executive sponsor for our PEARL employee resource group, which is a network of employees with an Asian-Pacific focus.

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Ian Meredith, PhD, AM
EVP & Global CMO, Boston Scientific, USA
José G. Merino, MD, MPhil, FAHA, FAAN
Professor of Neurology, Georgetown University School of Medicine; Editor-in-Chief, Neurology journals, USA

Dr. Merino studied medicine in Mexico City and obtained a Master of Philosophy degree on the history of medicine from the University of Cambridge in England. He trained in neurology and psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and in stroke at the University of Western Ontario.

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José G. Merino, MD, MPhil, FAHA, FAAN
Professor of Neurology, Georgetown University School of Medicine; Editor-in-Chief, Neurology journals, USA
James F. Meschia, MD, FANA, FAAN, FAHA
Professor and Emeritus Chair of Neurology; Associate Dean of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic, USA

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, James F. Meschia is the son of a perinatal physiologist and a high school biology teacher. He served as Chair of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida from 2012 to 2021.

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James F. Meschia, MD, FANA, FAAN, FAHA
Professor and Emeritus Chair of Neurology; Associate Dean of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic, USA
Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, MAS, MBA, FAAN
Professor of Neurology and Associate Dean, University of California, San Francisco; Chief Medical Officer, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System, USA

Bruce Ovbiagele is a clinical epidemiologist and global health scholar, with a focus on reducing the burden of stroke among vulnerable and underserved populations. He is Professor of Neurology and Associate Dean at the University of California, San Francisco as well as Chief of Staff (Chief Medical Officer) at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Prior to these roles, he served for six years as Professor of Neurology and Head of the Department of Neurology at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, MAS, MBA, FAAN
Professor of Neurology and Associate Dean, University of California, San Francisco; Chief Medical Officer, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System, USA
Jonathan P. Piccini, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA, FHRS
Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center & the Duke Clinical Research Institute; Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology section, Duke Heart Center, USA

Jonathan P. Piccini, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA, FHRS is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine with Tenure at Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He is the Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology section at the Duke Heart Center.

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Jonathan P. Piccini, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA, FHRS
Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center & the Duke Clinical Research Institute; Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology section, Duke Heart Center, USA
Christopher Piorkowski, MD
Division Vice President & Chief Medical Officer Electrophysiology, Abbott, USA

Christopher Piorkowski is Division Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Electrophysiology at Abbott. Dr. Piorkowski leads a medical affairs organization that is involved in new product development, preclinical research, emerging technologies and clinical trial strategy for the Electrophysiology business. Dr. Piorkowski joined Abbott in 2020.

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Christopher Piorkowski, MD
Division Vice President & Chief Medical Officer Electrophysiology, Abbott, USA
Ralph Sacco, MD, M.S., FAHA, FAAN
Chairman and Professor of Neurology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA

Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., is the Chairman of Neurology, Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Disorders, Miller Professor of Neurology, Public Health Sciences, Human Genetics, and Neurosurgery, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Science, Executive Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, and Chief of the Neurology Service at Jackson Hospital System.

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Ralph Sacco, MD, M.S., FAHA, FAAN
Chairman and Professor of Neurology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
Jeffrey L. Saver, MD, FAHA, FAAN, FANA
Professor and SA Vice Chair for Clinical Research; Carol and James Collins Chair, Department of Neurology; Director, UCLA Comprehensive Stroke and Vascular Neurology Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, USA

Dr. Saver is SA Vice-Chair and Professor of Neurology at UCLA, and Director of the UCLA Comprehensive Stroke and Vascular Neurology Program.

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Jeffrey L. Saver, MD, FAHA, FAAN, FANA
Professor and SA Vice Chair for Clinical Research; Carol and James Collins Chair, Department of Neurology; Director, UCLA Comprehensive Stroke and Vascular Neurology Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, USA
Sean I. Savitz, MD
Professor of Neurology, the Frank M. Yatsu Chair, Director, Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth), USA

Sean I. Savitz, MD is a Professor of Neurology, the Frank M. Yatsu Chair, and Director of the Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth). He graduated from Harvard College, received his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed neurology residency training and a cerebrovascular fellowship at the Harvard Medical School Neurology Training Program.

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Sean I. Savitz, MD
Professor of Neurology, the Frank M. Yatsu Chair, Director, Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth), USA
Lee H. Schwamm, MD, FAHA, FANA
Vice President, Virtual Care, Mass General Brigham; Director, Center for TeleHealth, Mass General Hospital; C Miller Fisher Chair in Vascular Neurology and Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Schwamm is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and holds the C. Miller Fisher Chair in Vascular Neurology at MGH, where he serves as the Senior Clinical and Strategic Advisor to the Dept of Neurology and Director of the Center for TeleHealth.

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Lee H. Schwamm, MD, FAHA, FANA
Vice President, Virtual Care, Mass General Brigham; Director, Center for TeleHealth, Mass General Hospital; C Miller Fisher Chair in Vascular Neurology and Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, USA
Magdy Selim, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Chief of the Stroke Division and Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, USA

Magdy Selim, MD, PhD is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and is the Chief of the Stroke Division and Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He has a long track record of dedication to advance stroke care and research. He is well-known for his expertise and research in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH).

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Magdy Selim, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Chief of the Stroke Division and Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, USA
Anjail Sharrief, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Neurology, McGovern Medical School in Houston, USA

Dr. Anjail Sharrief is an Associate Professor of Neurology at McGovern Medical School in Houston. She received her medical training at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physican and Surgeons and completed Neurology residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She also holds a Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the Director of the Stroke Prevention Program at McGovern Medical School and Vice-Chair of Diversity Equity and Inclusion for the Department of Neurology.

Anjail Sharrief, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Neurology, McGovern Medical School in Houston, USA
Kevin Sheth, MD
Vice Chair for Clinical & Translational Research, Yale University School of Medicine, USA

Dr. Kevin Sheth is the founding Chief of the Division of Neurocritical Care & Emergency Neurology. His interests are in the advancement of therapies for acute brain injury such as stroke and brain hemorrhage. He is recognized for his leadership in prevention, acute treatment, and recovery. In pioneering the development of new strategies to treat brain swelling, his work has changed the fundamental approach to brain injury in the ICU and spurned the creation of new technologies in drug delivery and neuroimaging.

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Kevin Sheth, MD
Vice Chair for Clinical & Translational Research, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Eric Smith, MD, MPH, FRCP(C), FAHA
Professor of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Canada

Dr. Smith is a Professor of Neurology in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary, and a member of the Calgary Stroke Program. His research interests include vascular cognitive impairment, covert stroke and small vessel disease, and stroke prevention.

Eric Smith, MD, MPH, FRCP(C), FAHA
Professor of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Canada
Luciano A. Sposato, MD, MBA
Professor of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), Western University; Director, Heart & Brain Lab, Western University, London, ON, Canada; Chair, World Stroke Organisation Brain & Heart Task Force, Canada

Dr. Sposato’s research focuses on the Brain & Heart connection and leads a multidisciplinary and translational research program involving epidemiological, clinical, and experimental studies.

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Luciano A. Sposato, MD, MBA
Professor of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), Western University; Director, Heart & Brain Lab, Western University, London, ON, Canada; Chair, World Stroke Organisation Brain & Heart Task Force, Canada
Nicole B. Sur, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Department of Neurology, Stroke Division; Pathway Director, Neuroscience and Behavioral Science Pathway, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA

Dr. Nicole Beaton Sur is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Miami Department of Neurology. She specializes in Vascular Neurology and her research focuses on identifying sex and race/ethnic disparities in the treatment and prevention of cardioembolic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Nicole B. Sur, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Department of Neurology, Stroke Division; Pathway Director, Neuroscience and Behavioral Science Pathway, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Amy Towfighi, MD
Chief of Neurology & Associate Medical Director of Research, LAC+USC Medical Center; Director, Neurological Services, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services; James and Dorothy Williams Stroke Scholar, USA

Other affiliations:
Professor of Neurology and Population and Public Health Sciences (Clinical Scholar), USC Keck School of Medicine
Director, Healthcare Delivery Science, SC Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Director, Healthcare Delivery Science Center, Keck School of Medicine of USC

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Amy Towfighi, MD
Chief of Neurology & Associate Medical Director of Research, LAC+USC Medical Center; Director, Neurological Services, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services; James and Dorothy Williams Stroke Scholar, USA
Bradford B. Worrall, MD, MSc
Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor and Vice-chair for Research Department of Neurology; Chief of the Vascular Neurology Division and Program Director for the Vascular Neurology (Stroke) Fellowship Professor, Public Health Sciences University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA

Dr. Worrall is Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Neurology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Professor of Public Health Sciences. He also serves as Division Chief for Vascular (Stroke) Neurology and as the Vascular (Stroke) Neurology fellowship director at UVA.

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Bradford B. Worrall, MD, MSc
Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor and Vice-chair for Research Department of Neurology; Chief of the Vascular Neurology Division and Program Director for the Vascular Neurology (Stroke) Fellowship Professor, Public Health Sciences University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA
Clinton B. Wright, MD, M.S.
Director of the Division of Clinical Research National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), USA

Clinton B. Wright, M.D., M.S, is a vascular neurologist and specialist in cognitive disorders. He is Director of the Division of Clinical Research and Associate Director for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The Division develops new clinical science initiatives, maintains the scientific integrity of clinical trials, and provides expertise in monitoring the safety of human subjects research as well as statistics and clinical trial design, both to the Institute and to extramural investigators.

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Clinton B. Wright, MD, M.S.
Director of the Division of Clinical Research National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), USA
Shadi Yaghi, MD, FAHA
Associate Professor of Neurology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Co-Director, Rhode Island Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center; Vascular Neurology Division Chief, Brown Neurology, USA

Dr. Yaghi graduated from medical school from the American University of Beirut. This was followed by a neurology residency at the University of Arkansas. He then completed his training Vascular Neurology and Advanced Vascular Neurology at Columbia University.

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Shadi Yaghi, MD, FAHA
Associate Professor of Neurology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Co-Director, Rhode Island Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center; Vascular Neurology Division Chief, Brown Neurology, USA
Paul Ziegler
Senior Distinguished Scientist in the Diagnostics and Monitoring Research, Medtronic, USA

Paul is a Senior Distinguished Scientist in the Diagnostics and Monitoring Research group at Medtronic, where he has worked for 28 years. His research has focused on the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation and, specifically, the relationship between atrial fibrillation and ischemic stroke risk. He has served as the lead scientist for numerous clinical trials including the TRENDS, CRYSTAL AF, REVEAL AF, and STROKE AF studies. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed abstracts and 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He has been recognized at Medtronic as a Technical Fellow, Technical Contributor or the Year, and a member of the Bakken Society.

Paul Ziegler
Senior Distinguished Scientist in the Diagnostics and Monitoring Research, Medtronic, USA