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Marilou                        Ching

Marilou I. Ching MD, MPH, FACP

Department of Neurology

Associate Professor of Neurology, Program Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program

Specialty/Research Focus

Cerebrovascular (Stroke); Neurology

Professional Summary:

I am a neurologist who specializes in the care of patients with stroke and other neurovascular disorders. I am board-certified in internal medicine, neurology and vascular neurology. I care for inpatients at Buffalo General Medical Center, the busiest stroke service in New York State, and for outpatients after their discharge from the hospital. I serve as the neurology medical director at the Gates Vascular Institute, a state-of-the-art facility adjoining Buffalo General Medical Center that specializes in the care of vascular disorders. As a member of several committees, I help develop admission and treatment guidelines for the medical center. Of note, we continue to improve our door-to-tissue plasminogen activator time for those patients who are eligible for this treatment for acute stroke. Our stroke center has been recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and received a “Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus” award from the American Heart Association.

I am very involved in stroke research and serve as principal investigator on several cutting-edge National Institutes of Health (NIH) and industry-funded clinical trials. My research and publications in this domain include clinical investigation into the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cerebrovascular disease.

In addition to my clinical and research role, I am very involved with the education of medical students, residents and fellows on the neurovascular service. I serve as the program director for the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) which trains one to two fellows each year. I give several didactic lectures every year to various audiences at different levels of training.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Vascular Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2007)
  • Residency, Combined Residency in Internal Medicine and Neurology, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2005)
  • MPH, Columbia University (1994)
  • MD, Far Eastern University - Dr. Nicanor Medical Foundation (1985)
  • BS, Ateneo de Manila University (1981)
  • Associate Professor, Neurology, University at Buffalo (2015-present)
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (2012-present)
  • Medical Director, Neurology, Gates Vascular Institute (2010-present)
  • Program Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program, University at Buffalo (2009-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Neurology, University at Buffalo (2007-present)
Awards and Honors:
  • Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Award for Excellence in Teaching (2013)
  • Outstanding Accreditation Award (2012)
  • Michael E. Cohen Resident’s Research Day Award for Outstanding Resident Research Presentation (2005)
  • American Academy of Neurology Resident Scholarship Award (2005)
  • Michael E. Cohen Resident’s Research Day Award for Outstanding Resident Presentation (2004)
  • Best Resident (1997)

Research Expertise:
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Stroke

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Professional Memberships:
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (2006–present)
  • American Academy of Neurology (2003–present)
  • American College of Physician-American Society of Internal Medicine (2002–present)
  • American Medical Association (2001–present)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (1997–present)
  • Council on Geriatric Cardiology (1996–present)
  • American Society of Hypertension (1995–present)
  • Public Health Association of New York City (1993–present)
  • American Hospital Association (1993–present)

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Contact Information

Buffalo General Medical Center
Department of Neurology
100 High St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 932-6080, ext. 102
Fax: (716) 332-4245

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