Shyam Prabhakaran, MD, MS
2020 Senior Faculty Scholars
Dr. Prabhakaran is Professor and Chair of Neurology at University of Chicago. He trained at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell for Neurology Residency and New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia for Vascular Neurology Fellowship. He also has a MS in Epidemiology from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. He is stroke researcher with interests in imaging of intracranial stenosis, stroke systems of care, and stroke epidemiology. He leads numerous research programs including the ongoing MYRIAD study of imaging biomarkers of intracranial atherosclerosis, the E-SPEED study focused on prehospital and inter-hospital barriers to timely stroke treatment in Chicago, and the THESIS study targeting diagnostic error for acute stroke in the emergency department. He is an elected fellow of the American Neurological Association and American Heart Association’s Stroke Council and serves on numerous national guideline committees and working groups to advance stroke care.