Kevin Sheth, MD, FAHA, FCCM, FNCS, FANA, FAAN(Neurology)

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

Departments & Organizations

Neurology: Neuro Intensive Care & Neurological Emergencies | Stroke Telemedicine Program

Center for Biomedical Data Science

Center for Neuroepidemiology and Clinical Neurological Research

Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


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. 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 130 publications in critical care neurology and stroke. He serves on six editorial boards including Stroke, Neurocritical Care, Neurology and Neurosurgery and has served on study sections for the NIH, AHA, FDA and NASA. He has formed exciting partnerships with entrepreneurs, pharmaceutical companies, medical device start-ups, and academic collaborators in order to bring forward highly innovative solutions. This effort has resulted in extensive knowledge of FDA pathways, development of phase I-III drug programs, and implementation of new technology into the clinical workspace. 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

MD University of Pennsylvania Medical School (2003)
BA Johns Hopkins University (1999)
Fellow, Vascular Neurology & Neurocritical Care Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham & Women's Hospital
Chief Resident Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham & Women's Hospital
Resident Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham & Women's Hospital
Intern Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certification United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Neurocritical Care (2010)

Honors & Recognition

  • Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar AwardAmerican Neurological Association (2017)

  • Stroke Care in Emergency Medicine AwardAmerican Heart Association/American Stroke Association (2017)

  • Family Centered Care Innovation AwardSociety for Critical Care Medicine (2017)

  • Robert G. Siekert Stroke Investigator AwardAmerican Heart Association/American Stroke Association (2013)

  • Visiting Professor Award, Mannheim GermanyGerman Society of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Medicine (ANIM) Conference (2012)

  • Clinician Scientist AwardPassano Foundation (2012)

  • Best Scientific Abstract28th Princeton Stroke Conference (2012)

  • Inducted as FellowAmerican Heart Association (2012)

  • Clinical Research AwardAmerican Heart Association (2011)

  • Clinical Research AwardAmerican Academy of Neurology (2010)

  • Alpha Omega AlphaUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2002)

  • Phi Beta KappaJohns Hopkins University (1999)

Professional Service

  • NINDS (2012 - Present) NSD-K Clinical Trials Study Section

  • National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) (2012 - Present) Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions – “Visual Impairment and Intracranial Pressure in Astronauts”

  • American Heart Association (2011 - Present) Professional Education Committee

  • Neurocritical Care Society (2011 - Present) Neurocritical Care Research Network Executive Committee

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Contact Info

Kevin Sheth, MD, FAHA, FCCM, FNCS, FANA, FAAN(Neurology)
Patient Care Locations
Neurointensive Care UnitYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale NeurologyYale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
1450 Chapel Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale NeurologyYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
NeurologyPO Box 208018
New Haven, CT 06520-8018

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