Education and Training

Notable Graduates

Creed Pettigrew MD, MPH (1979)

Professor Neurology, University of Kentucky

  • Dr. Grotta’s First Stroke Fellow
  • International Leader in Stroke Research

Daniel Rosenbaum MD (1987)

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, Downstate Medical Center

  • Dr. Grotta’s Third Stroke Fellow
  • International Leader in Stroke Research
  • Honored with the Clinical Investigator Developmental Award by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Thomas DeGraba, MD (1990)

Chief Innovations Officer at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

Lewis Morgenstern MD (1994)

Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology, Director of the Stroke Program, University of Michigan

Andrei Alexandrov MD (1996)

Professor and Chair of Neurology, University of Tennessee

Scott Kasner MD (1996)

Professor and Chief, Division of Vascular Neurology, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania

Andrew Demchuk MD (1996)

Professor of Neurology, Director of the Stroke Program, University of Calgary;
Stroke neurologist and Director of the Calgary Stroke Program, Alberta Health Services

  • One of the leaders of the ESCAPE Trial on the efficacy of thrombectomy for large vessel occlusions
  • Received a number of awards, including the Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize from the American Academy of Neurology (2003), and the A Keith W Brownell Neurology Teaching Award for resident teaching (2006), and a scholar award from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR).

Marc Ribo MD (2004)

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology; Hospital Vall d’Hebron. Barcelona

  • PI of the RACECAT Trial
  • Board of directors Member Society of Vascular Interventional Neurology
  • Member of European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy

Sheryl Martin Schild MD (2006)

Stroke Medical Director for The Louisiana Emergency Response Network

  • Founded and directed the Stroke Program at Tulane Medical Center
  • Advanced Tulane Medical Center to Primary Stroke Center level in less than 2 years from inception and Comprehensive Stroke Center 3 years later
  • Will serve as PI for Southeast Louisiana’s satellites and high-performance sites, through UTHealth's Regional Coordinating Center, for the National Institute of Health (NIH) funded StrokeNet.

Andrew Barreto MD (2006)

Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Texas Health Science Center Response Network

  • One of the Leaders of the MOST Trial
  • Leader of the TIMELESS trial: thrombolysis in imaging-eligible, late-window patients to assess the efficacy and safety of Tenecteplase
  • Leader of the TRUST Study: Aureva Transcranial Ultrasound Device with Tissue Plasminogen Activator in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke

Amrou Sarraj MD (2010)

Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Texas Health Science Center

  • Leader of the SELECT Trials
  • Director of UT Health's Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program

Carter Denny MD (2014)

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Georgetown University Medical Center

  • Leader in Stroke Transitions of Care