Renee Van Stavern, MD

Professor of Neurology
Program Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship
Assistant Program Director, Neurology Residency
Section of Vascular Neurology, Department of Neurology
Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University SOM

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.

Van Stavern is active in clinical work, clinical education, and research. She has also served as the local primary investigator for several of our ongoing clinical trials.

A select list of Van Stavern’s publications can be found below:

  1. Bailey RD, Hart RG, Benavente O, Pearce LA. Recurrent brain hemorrhage is more frequent than ischemic stroke after intracranial hemorrhage. Neurology. 2001;56:773-777.
  2. Hart RG, Bailey RD. An assessment of guidelines for prevention of ischemic stroke. Neurology. 2002;59:977-982.
  3. Bhattacharya P, Van Stavern R, Madhavan R. Automated data mining: an innovative and efficient web based approach to maintain resident case logs. Journal Grad Medical Education.  2010;2:366-370.
  4.  Van Stavern RB. Vascular Diseases of the Nervous System. Borsody MK, Ed. In: Comprehensive Board Review in Neurology. 2nd ed: New York, Thieme, 2013,
  5.   Egan RA and Van Stavern R.  Should Patients With Acute Central Retinal Artery Occlusion Be Treated With Intra-arterial t-PA?  J Neuroophthalmol. 2015;35:205-9.
  6. Kung NH, Bucelli RC, Van Stavern RB, Goebel JA, Van Stavern GP.A Young Man With Progressive Vision and Hearing Loss. JAMA Neurol.  2016 Jul 1;73(7):880-3.)
  7. Albertson A and Van Stavern R. Stroke. Ciesielski TM and De Fer TM, Eds. In: The Washington Manual Internship Survival Guide. 5th ed; Philadelphia, Walters-Kluwer, 2019.