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Kevin Sheth, MD

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

Contact Information

Kevin Sheth, MD

Patient Care Locations

  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    20 York Street
    New Haven, CT, 06510
  • Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
    1450 Chapel Street
    New Haven, CT, 06511
  • Yale Physicians Building
    800 Howard Avenue, Ste Lower Level
    New Haven, CT, 06519

Mailing Address

  • Neurology

    PO Box 208018

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8018

    United States

Kevin Sheth
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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

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar AwardAmerican Neurological Association2017
Stroke Care in Emergency Medicine AwardAmerican Heart Association/American Stroke Association2017
Family Centered Care Innovation AwardSociety for Critical Care Medicine2017
Robert G. Siekert Stroke Investigator AwardAmerican Heart Association/American Stroke Association2013
Visiting Professor Award, Mannheim GermanyGerman Society of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Medicine (ANIM) Conference2012
Clinician Scientist AwardPassano Foundation2012
Best Scientific Abstract28th Princeton Stroke Conference2012
Inducted as FellowAmerican Heart Association2012
Clinical Research AwardAmerican Heart Association2011
Clinical Research AwardAmerican Academy of Neurology2010
Alpha Omega AlphaUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine2002
Phi Beta KappaJohns Hopkins University1999

Professional Service

NINDSNSD-K Clinical Trials Study Section2012 - Present
National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA)Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions – “Visual Impairment and Intracranial Pressure in Astronauts”2012 - Present
American Heart AssociationProfessional Education Committee2011 - Present
Neurocritical Care SocietyNeurocritical Care Research Network Executive Committee2011 - Present

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