Section chief

Andria  L. Ford, MD, MSCI

Andria L. Ford, MD, MSCI

Professor of Neurology
Chief, Adult Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases
Director, ED Acute Stroke Service
Director, Stroke Patient Access Core
Co-Director, Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center
Co-Director, BJC Stroke Clinical Program

Andria Ford is a Professor of Neurology and Radiology and Section Head for the Stroke Center.  She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Biomedical Engineering and her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma. After medical school, she completed a Neurology residency and Vascular Neurology Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. She then completed a research fellowship in stroke followed by a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation.  She specializes in acute stroke management, stroke in young adults, aging-related and inherited forms of cerebral small vessel disease and neurological impairment in sickle cell disease.  She directs the Stroke Patient Access Core (SPAC) which oversees participant enrollment into numerous stroke clinical trials conducted at BJH-Washington University School of Medicine.  She is a principal investigator in NIH-funded clinical and translational research studies to help understand, treat and prevent stroke.

 
Top areas of adult care: stroke in young adults and women, cerebral small vessel disease, vascular cognitive impairment

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Opeolu Adeoye, MD, MS

Opeolu Adeoye, MD, MS

Professor of Emergency Medicine

 
Top areas of care: emergency medicine
Asher Albertson, MD, PhD

Asher Albertson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Adult, Neurocritical Care

Hongyu An, PhD

Hongyu An, PhD

Professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Neurology
Associate Director, Center for Clinical Imaging Research

Adam Q. Bauer, PhD

Adam Q. Bauer, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

David  Carpenter, MD

David Carpenter, MD

Professor of Neurology, Stroke & Cerebrovascular Disease
Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center

David Carpenter is a Professor of Neurology and the Medical Director for the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University. He received his M.D. from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine where he also completed a Neurology Residency. He then completed an NINDS Fellowship. Dr. Carpenter has an active outpatient clinic where he sees multiple types of stroke patients. This includes not only those who have experienced more common etiologies of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, but also patients who have suffered from many of the more rare causes of stroke.

 
Top areas of adult care: stroke, moyamoya, vasculopathy
Alexandre  Carter, MD, PhD

Alexandre Carter, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Assistant Medical Director of Rehabilitation, Barnes Jewish Hospital
Section of Neurorehabilitation

 
Top areas of care: stroke/brain injury rehabilitation, neuroimaging, brain stimulation
Yasheng Chen, PhD

Yasheng Chen, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Stroke & Cerebrovascular Disease

Lisa Tabor Conner, PhD, MSOT, OTR/L

Lisa Tabor Conner, PhD, MSOT, OTR/L

Associate Dean and Director of Occupational Therapy
Elias Michael Professor of Occupational Therapy and Professor of Neurology
Director, Division of Research

Carlos Cruchaga, PhD

Carlos Cruchaga, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry
Barbara Burton & Reuben Morriss III Professor
Professor of Neurology
Professor of Genetics

Joseph P. Culver, PhD

Joseph P. Culver, PhD

Sherwood Moore Professor of Radiology

Xing (Cathy)  Dai, MD

Xing (Cathy) Dai, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Outpatient Comprehensive Stroke Clinic

Cathy Dai is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of the Outpatient Comprehensive Stroke Clinic. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and earned her medical degree at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She completed her neurology residency training at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, followed by her fellowship training in Vascular Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis.

 
Top areas of care: ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, hemorrhagic stroke
Rajat Dhar, MD, FRCPC

Rajat Dhar, MD, FRCPC

Professor of Neurology
Adult, Neurocritical Care

Joseph Dougherty, PhD

Joseph Dougherty, PhD

Professor of Genetics
Professor of Psychiatry

Brendan Eby, MD

Brendan Eby, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Stroke & Cerebrovascular Disease

 
Top areas of adult care: brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVF)
Slim Fellah, MS, PhD

Slim Fellah, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Stroke & Cerebrovascular Disease

Melanie Fields, MD, MSCI

Melanie Fields, MD, MSCI

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology & Oncology

Andria  L. Ford, MD, MSCI

Andria L. Ford, MD, MSCI

Professor of Neurology
Chief, Adult Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases
Director, ED Acute Stroke Service
Director, Stroke Patient Access Core
Co-Director, Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center
Co-Director, BJC Stroke Clinical Program

Andria Ford is a Professor of Neurology and Radiology and Section Head for the Stroke Center.  She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Biomedical Engineering and her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma. After medical school, she completed a Neurology residency and Vascular Neurology Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. She then completed a research fellowship in stroke followed by a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation.  She specializes in acute stroke management, stroke in young adults, aging-related and inherited forms of cerebral small vessel disease and neurological impairment in sickle cell disease.  She directs the Stroke Patient Access Core (SPAC) which oversees participant enrollment into numerous stroke clinical trials conducted at BJH-Washington University School of Medicine.  She is a principal investigator in NIH-funded clinical and translational research studies to help understand, treat and prevent stroke.

 
Top areas of adult care: stroke in young adults and women, cerebral small vessel disease, vascular cognitive impairment
Maria  Milagros  Galardi, MD

Maria Milagros Galardi, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Pediatric, Neurocritical Care

 
Top areas of pediatric care: vasculopathy, moyamoya disease, sickle cell disease
Kristin Guilliams, MD

Kristin Guilliams, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Chief, Pediatric Neurocritical Care

Kristin  Guilliams, MD

Kristin Guilliams, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Kristin Guilliams is an Assistant Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Radiology.  She received her undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Furman University and her medical degree from the University of Virginia. She completed her child neurology residency and pediatric critical care fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Guilliams leads the Pediatric Stroke Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and serves on the BJC HealthCare System Stroke Clinical Excellence Council. She is a member of the International Pediatric Stroke Organization, where she co-chairs the Acute Management Research group, and the Pediatric Neurocritical Care Research Group. Her translational imaging lab investigates changes of blood flow and oxygen use in the brain throughout childhood in children with and without sickle cell disease to better understand mechanisms of pediatric stroke.

 
Top areas of pediatric care: stroke, sickle cell disease, moyamoya disease
Laura E. Heitsch, MD

Laura E. Heitsch, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Derek  Holder, MD

Derek Holder, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Stroke & Cerebrovascular Disease
Medical Director, Washington University Telestroke Program
Medical Director, Hyperacute Stroke (HASTE) Team

Derek Holder is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and the Medical Director for our growing Telestroke Program as well as our Hyperacute Stroke Team. He received his M.D. from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago, Illinois. After medical school, he completed a Neurology residency at the University of California-Davis. He then came to Washington University where he completed a Vascular Neurology clinical fellowship.

 
Top areas of adult care: transient ischemic attack (TIA), hemorrhagic stroke, cerebral amyloid angiopathy
Destiny Hooper, MD

Destiny Hooper, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

 
Top areas of adult care: transient ischemic attack, ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke
Song Hu, PhD

Song Hu, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

 
Peter Kang, MD, MSCI

Peter Kang, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Adult, Neurocritical Care

Salah  Keyrouz, MD

Salah Keyrouz, MD

Professor of Neurology, Adult, Neurocritical Care
Chief, Neurocritical Care
Medical Director, Neurocritical Care Unit

Salah Keyrouz is a Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery. He heads the Neurocritical Care section in the department of Neurology and serves as the Medical Director for Neurocritical Care Unit. He received his M.D. from The Lebanese University, Faculty of Medical Sciences in Beirut, Lebanon. After medical school, he completed a Neurology residency at the University of Arkansas. He then came to Washington University where he completed a Neurocritical Care fellowship. He practices both vascular and critical care neurology and neurosurgery. Dr. Keyrouz’s research interests revolve around intracerebral hemorrhage as well as medical complications in neurocritical care, and the provision of acute stroke care using telemedicine.

 
Top areas of adult care: stroke, brain hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage
Charles E. Kircher, MD, MBA

Charles E. Kircher, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Eric Landsness, MD, PhD

Eric Landsness, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Adult, Sleep Medicine

Catherine Lang, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Catherine Lang, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Barbara J Norton Professor of Physical Therapy
Professor of Neurology and Occupational Therapy

Osvaldo  Laurido-Soto, MD

Osvaldo Laurido-Soto, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Stroke & Cerebrovascular Disease
Director, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Neurology Step-Down Unit

Osvaldo Laurido-Soto is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and the Director for the neurology step-down unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After medical school, he completed a Neurology residency and then Neurocritical Care fellowship at Washington University.

 
Top areas of adult care: ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
Jin-Moo  Lee, MD, PhD

Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD

Andrew B. & Gretchen P. Jones Professor of Neurology
Chair, Department of Neurology
Co-Director, Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center
Co-Director, BJC Stroke Clinical Program

Jin-Moo Lee is the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology and Section Head for the Stroke Center. He received his MD and PhD at Weill Cornell Medical College. After medical school he completed a Neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He then came to Washington University where he completed a Vascular Neurology clinical fellowship followed by a post-doctoral research fellowship. He has served as a chair or board member on multiple national and international stroke associations.

 
Top areas of adult care: stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, stroke in young patients
 
Peter D. Panagos, MD, FACEP, FAHA

Peter D. Panagos, MD, FACEP, FAHA

Professor of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Neurology

 
Top areas of care: trauma, stroke, heart disease
Christopher Ray, MD

Christopher Ray, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Adult General Neurology & Headache

 
Top areas of care: headache, tremor, paraneoplastic disease
Alyssa  Smith, MD

Alyssa Smith, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Pediatric, Neurocritical Care
Medical Director of Neurorehabilitation Program, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Alyssa Smith is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics. She received her undergraduate degree in bioinformatics from Loyola University Chicago and her medical degree from Rush Medical College. She completed her child neurology residency and pediatric neurocritical care fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. Smith leads the Neurorehabilitation Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and is a Pediatric Acute Stroke Attending. She is a member of the International Pediatric Stroke Organization and the Pediatric Neurocritical Care Research Group. Her clinical research is focused on outcomes after pediatric brain injury. She is the site PI for the StrokeNet I-ACQUIRE study which is a Phase III clinical trial to compare the efficacy of two dosages of an infant rehabilitation protocol (I-ACQUIRE) to the standard of care for infant rehabilitation in infants who have experienced Perinatal Arterial Ischemic Stroke.

 
Top areas of pediatric care: neurorehabilitation, pediatric stroke, traumatic brain injury
Renee  B. Van Stavern, MD

Renee B. Van Stavern, MD

Professor of Neurology, Stroke & Cerebrovascular Disease
Program Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship
Assistant Program Director, Neurology Residency

Renee Van Stavern is Professor of Neurology, Program Director for our Vascular Neurology fellowship, and Assistant Program Director for our Neurology Residency. She received her MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. She then completed Neurology residency and Stroke Neurology fellowship, also at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

 
Top areas of adult care: stroke, cerebrovascular disease
Ananth K. Vellimana, MD

Ananth K. Vellimana, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Yan  Wang, MD, MSCI

Yan Wang, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Stroke & Cerebrovascular Disease

Yan Wang is an Instructor of Neurology. She received her MD from the University of Chicago. She then completed a Neurology residency, Stroke Neurology clinical fellowship, and StrokeNet research fellowship at Washington University.

 
Top areas of adult care: ischemic stroke, small vessel disease, stroke prevention
Allyson  R.  Zazulia, MD

Allyson R. Zazulia, MD

Professor of Neurology, Stroke & Cerebrovascular Disease
Professor of Radiology
Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education

Allyson Zazulia is a Professor of Neurology and has served as the Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education since 2014. She received her MD from Georgetown. She has also completed a research fellowship in Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, studying the pathophysiology of human cerebral circulation.

 
Top areas of adult care: stroke, cerebrovascular disease, intracerebral hemorrhage
Gregory J. Zipfel, MD

Gregory J. Zipfel, MD

Ralph G. Dacey Distinguished Professor of Neurological Surgery
Head, Department of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, Barnes-Jewish Hospital