Steering Committee

Philip B. Gorelick, MD, MPH, FACP
Philip B. Gorelick, MD, MPH, FACP
Medical Director
Hauenstein Neuroscience Center
Saint Mary’s Health Care
Professor, Translational Science and Molecular Medicine
Michigan State University
Grand Rapids, MI

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Philip B. Gorelick, MD, MPH, FACP, is medical director of the Hauenstein Neuroscience Center, Saint Mary’s Health Care in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition, he is professor of translational science and molecular medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing.

Dr. Gorelick has numerous publications in the areas of stroke prevention and risk factor identification, vascular dementia, and stroke in African Americans. He received funding from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and led 2 important NIH initiatives: The African American Antiplatelet Stroke Prevention Study and Risk Markers for Dementia after Stroke. Dr. Gorelick has served as an advisor to the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)/NIH, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the US Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Gorelick is Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Neuroepidemiology, a member of the editorial board of Stroke, and a recipient of the National Stroke Association (NSA) Visionary in Practice Society Award 2000, the William Feinberg Excellence in Clinical Stroke Award – 2004, and the Golden Apple and AOA Teacher of the Year Awards. He is a recipient of a Good Housekeeping Citation for one of the top US stroke physicians. Dr. Gorelick has been chair of the International Stroke Conference of the AHA; a member of the American Stroke Association Stroke Advisory Board; and a member of the NSA Board of Directors. Dr. Gorelick is lead editor of Hankey’s Clinical Neurology, co-editor of Cerebral Small Vessel Disease, one of the editors of the upcoming edition of Warlow’s Stroke, and serves as the lead investigator at Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences for the NIH/NINDS StrokeNet satellite site for stroke clinical trials.

Andy S. Jagoda, MD
Andy S. Jagoda, MD, FACEP
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

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Andy S. Jagoda, MD, FACEP, is Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University, Washington, DC, and completed his emergency medicine residency at the Georgetown/George Washington University joint program. Dr. Jagoda spent 13 years in the Navy and served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm, for which he received a Navy Commendation Medal. He subsequently returned to Mount Sinai to help build the newly established Academic Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Jagoda is nationally recognized for his involvement in emergency medicine education and for his work in the area of neurologic emergencies. He has been instrumental in helping to make the Emergency Medicine Department at Mount Sinai one of the leading residency programs in the country. In addition, he has been involved in the development of emergency medicine in Italy and Holland.

Dr. Jagoda is a member of the Executive Committee of the Brain Attack Coalition at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He is on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Education and Research in Neurologic Emergencies, and he serves on various advisory boards. He currently serves as the President of the Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Board and is immediate Past President of the Association for Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Jagoda is nationally recognized for his impact on implementing evidence-based guideline methodology. He was inducted into the Mount Sinai Institute for Medical Education as a Master Educator and received the Mount Sinai Alumni Association’s Achievement in Medical Education award and the Jacobi Medallion. Dr. Jagoda has received the New York American College of Emergency Physicians Physician of the Year Award.

Dr. Jagoda has co-edited 9 books, including Neurologic Emergencies and Rosen’s Emergency Medicine textbook, and has guest edited 4 issues of the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine. He serves on numerous editorial boards and is the Editor-in-Chief of Emergency Medicine Practice.


Edward C. Jauch, MD, MS, FACEP, FAHA
Edward C. Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA
Division Director and Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine
Professor, Department of Neurosciences
Vice Chair, Research, Department of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

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Edward C. Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, is professor and director of the division of emergency medicine in the Department of Medicine, vice chair for research in the Department of Medicine, professor in the Department of Neurosciences; a faculty member on the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Comprehensive Stroke Program in Charleston, director of acute stroke trials at the MUSC, and adjunct professor of bioengineering at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.

Dr. Jauch is well known in the field of acute stroke research, leading or participating in numerous Phase 2 and 3 clinical stroke trials during the past 16 years. These studies have led to new approaches to managing patients with acute ischemic stroke and other forms of neurologic emergencies. He has authored more than 140 publications, mostly in the area of neurologic emergencies. More recently, Dr. Jauch was awarded a pilot grant from MUSC’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award to explore barriers and facilitators and recommended intervention strategies to improve access to stroke care in a southern rural community using a community-based participatory research approach. Dr. Jauch also serves as the principal investigator for the SC-CoAST network hub of the new NIH StrokeNet network. Dr. Jauch has served on numerous NIH committees related to developing research in emergency medicine and developing research networks for neurologic emergencies.

Dr. Jauch is active in numerous national organizations. He serves as the immediate past chair of Stroke Council for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) and as primary author for the new Acute Ischemic Stroke guidelines. He is a coauthor on the flagship AHA/ASA guidelines for telemedicine use in stroke, primary prevention of stroke, prehospital care of stroke, and stroke systems of care. Dr. Jauch has guided the creation of numerous educational programs for the AHA/ASA and works nationally and regionally in advocating for improved stroke care and access to stroke care for all Americans.


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