Kevin N Sheth MD, FAHA, FCCM, FNCS

Associate Professor of Neurology and of Neurosurgery; Division Chief, Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology; Director, Neuroscience ICU; Chief, Clinical Research, Department of Neurology

Biographical Info

Dr. Sheth graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He was an intern at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a neurology resident and chief resident at Partners Neurology (Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women's Hospitals). After a fellowship in vascular neurology and neuro-critical care at Harvard, he was appointed the first neurology trained neuro-intensivist at the University of Maryland and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. He was recruited to Yale as the founding chief of the Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology and Chief of Clinical Research for the Department of Neurology.

His interests are in the advancement of therapies and care of patients with devastating acute neurological syndromes, especially those complicated by brain swelling and hemorrhage. He is a nationally recognized clinical and translational scientist and has directed a number of multicenter studies testing potential therapies against brain swelling, stroke, and hemorrhage. His research group also develops novel imaging and serum based biomarkers for the neuro-ICU and furthers understanding of prognosis. He is the winner of the prestigious Robert Siekert Award from the American Heart Association, and his research has been funded by the NIH, American Academy of Neurology, American Heart Association (AHA), US Army, and the Passano Foundation. He has also led several innovative academic-industry partnerships. He has led the initial American Heart Association working group for large stroke and swelling. Dr. Sheth is the author of over 70 publications in critical care neurology and stroke. He serves on six editorial boards including Stroke, Neurocritical Care, and Neurosurgery and has served on study sections for the NIH, AHA, FDA and NASA. His highly collaborative work is dedicated to the improved understanding of neurological disease in the critically ill, and Dr. Sheth is committed to the care of his patients with acute brain injury.

Education & Training

Johns Hopkins University (1999)
University of Pennsylvania Medical School (2003)
Harvard School of Public Health (2006)
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine (2003 - 2004)
Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham & Women's Hospital, Neurology (2004 - 2006)
Chief Resident
Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham & Women's Hospital, Neurology (2006 - 2007)
Fellow, Vascular Neurology & Neurocritical Care
Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham & Women's Hospital, Neurology (2007 - 2009)
Board Certification
Neurocritical Care, Board Certified  (2010)
Board Certification
Neurology, Board Certified  (2008)
Board Certification
Vascular Neurology, Board Certified  (2009)

Honors & Recognition

  • Robert G. Siekert Stroke Investigator Award
    American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (2013)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2002)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    Johns Hopkins University (1999)
  • Visiting Professor Award, Mannheim Germany
    German Society of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Medicine (ANIM) Conference (2012)
  • Best Scientific Abstract
    28th Princeton Stroke Conference (2012)
  • Clinician Scientist Award
    Passano Foundation (2012)
  • Inducted as Fellow
    American Heart Association (2012)
  • Clinical Research Award
    American Heart Association (2011)
  • Clinical Research Award
    American Academy of Neurology (2010)

Professional Service

  • Member, American Heart Association (02/01/2011)
  • Ad hoc Member, NINDS (01/01/2012)
  • Member, National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) (01/01/2012)
  • Member, Neurocritical Care Society (01/01/2011)

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