National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke, Intramural

The Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is one of the largest neuroscience research centers in the world. Scientists conduct leading edge clinical and basic neuroscience research on molecular biophysics, synapses and circuits, neuronal development, integrative neuroscience, brain imaging and neurological disorders. The NINDS Intramural Stroke Program conducts clinical research at the Stroke Centers of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, and Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia, where the NINDS has placed stroke teams and MRI research facilities. The research focus of the program includes: Imaging the pathophysiology of acute human stroke Stroke clinical trials Imaging and biomarkers for drug development in stroke Further to its educational mission, the program offers ACGME-accredited Vascular Neurology fellowship training and UCNS-accredited neuroimaging training.

Clinical Trials

  • Natural History of Stroke: Cause and Development
  • ReoPro and Retavase to Restore Brain Blood Flow After Stroke
  • Ischemic Nerve Block to Improve Hand Function in Stroke Patients
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Current fellows

  1. Matthew Edwardson, MD
  2. Dimitrios Giannakidis, MD
  3. Aabha Shah, MD
  4. Jignesh Shah, MD
  5. Shreyansh Shah, MD

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Chief, Stroke Branch NINDS

John Hallenbeck, MD