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James R. Brorson, MD

James R. Brorson, MD

2017 Senior Faculty Scholars

Dr. James Brorson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology, Medical Director of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Stroke Center, and Neurology Clerkship Director for the Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Brorson is an active clinician and researcher who specializes in stroke prevention and treatment. He research and care of patients has helped make the UChicago Medicine a center for treatment of cerebrovascular diseases and stroke, including leading participation of the medical center in the NIH-sponsored Stroke Trials Network, and in 3 current clinical trials in stroke prevention and treatment.

Dr. Brorson’s laboratory research focuses on the role of excitatory glutamate receptors in neuronal degenerative diseases. His clinical education research is on validation of objective structured clinical examination in neurology. Dr. Brorson was inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators, and as an alumni honoree of the Alpha Omega Alpha Society. He has received clinical teaching awards from both medical students and neurology residents.