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Our Advisors

Meet our advisors.

Comprised of world-recognized experts in clinical neuroscience, our advisors help us pave the path to a world free of stroke.


James Grotta

James Grotta, M.D.

James Grotta is the former Director of Stroke Research and the Director of the Mobile Stroke Unit Consortium of the Texas Medical Center. He has played a leadership role in many clinical research studies after stroke. He is presently funded by NIH to study the amplification of the existing benefits of intravenous rtPA.

Check out Dr. Grotta's work with mobile stroke treatment, and his high-tech Stroke Ambulance.

Pooja Khatri

Pooja Khatri, M.D., M.P.H.

Pooja Khatri is the Director of the Acute Stroke Program and a Professor of Neurology at the University of Cincinnati. She is the Principal Investigator for the PRISMS study in minor stroke and the National Program Director for the NIH-sponsored Stroke Trials Network, centered at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Khatri's advocacy for stroke treatment at the International Stroke Conference is a must-see.

Phil Gorelick

Phil Gorelick, M.D., M.P.H.

Phil Gorelick is Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Director of Stroke Research at the University of Illinois – Chicago. He has served in leadership roles for numerous treatment trials in stroke and has received the National Stroke Association’s Visionary in Stroke award.

When it comes to clinical neuroscience research, Dr. Gorelick is always at the heart of it.

Kia Shahlaie

Kia Shahlaie, M.D., Ph.D.

Kia Shahlaie is Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurology at the University of California - Davis and is Co-Director of the Neurocritical Care Program. He is a specialist in the treatment of traumatic brain injury and manages the UCD TBI database. He is involved in numerous clinical studies into neurological emergencies.

Balancing new and old technologies to advance medical treatment is one of his particular interests.