Department of Neurology
Critical Care Medicine; Neurology
I am a board-certified neurologist and neurointensivist. I care for very sick neurology and neurosurgery patients in a neurointensive care unit (NICU) setting, and I have expertise with multimodality monitors. In multimodality monitoring, I use a variety of brain monitors to integrate information about patients who have sustained brain injury, delivering care specific to the needs of the individual patient and directed toward minimizing secondary injury and long-term disability.
My expertise in multimodality monitoring also enables me to detect subclinical changes in my patients while they are in the NICU. This detection allows me to prevent acute neurologic injury by intervening with timely medical decisions that give my patients the best care possible.
I care for patients with neurological and neurosurgical conditions that include, but are not limited to: aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral hemorrhage, malignant ischemic cerebral infarct, status epilepticus, severe anoxic brain injury and severe traumatic brain injury. I also care for patients with other life-threatening conditions requiring intensive care; in addition to my neurology and neurosurgery backgrounds, my fellowship training in neurocritical care enables me to care for neurology patients who require critical care of other organ systems.
In terms of research, I am very interested in the treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage with tissue plasminogen activator. I am involved in multiple-center clinical trials of CLEAR III and MESTIE. The goals of these clinical trials are to find the best ways to treat cerebral bleeding in the patient.
I teach medical students, residents and fellows when they rotate in the NICU.