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Lauren Hachmann Sansing

Professor of Neurology, Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs; Vice-Chair of Academic and Faculty Affairs, Neurology

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Lauren Hachmann Sansing, MD, MS, FAHA, FANA

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Dr. Sansing completed her residency in Neurology in 2006 followed by a Vascular Neurology fellowship from 2006-2008, both at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical interests include acute ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage as well as other complex neurovascular diseases.

Following clinical training, she completed a Master of Science in Translational Research at Penn studying immune mechanisms of injury after intracerebral hemorrhage. She then joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut and Hartford Hospital in 2010, where she was active in the Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, and Immunology.

Dr. Sansing came to Yale in the summer of 2014, where she continues her work in cerebrovascular diseases and neuro-inflammation through basic, translational, and clinical studies. She leads a NIH-funded laboratory identifying immunological treatment targets for stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, vascular cognitive impairment and dementia. She has received numerous national and international awards for her research, including the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association, the Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association, the Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Award from the American Academy of Neurology, and is an elected member of the Henry Kunkel Society and the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Education & Training

  • MS
    University of Pennsylvania, Translational Research (2010)
  • Fellowship
    University of Pennsylvania (2008)
  • Residency
    University of Pennsylvania (2006)
  • Internship
    University of Pennsylvania (2003)
  • MD
    SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine (2002)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Established Investigator AwardAmerican Heart Association2019
Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar AwardAmerican Neurological Association2018
Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership AwardAmerican Academy of Neurology2015
Young Physician-Scientist AwardAmerican Society for Clinical Investigation2013
Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Fellow of the American Heart AssociationAmerican Heart Association2013

Professional Service

American Heart Association, International Stroke ConferenceChair2024 - Present
American Heart Association International Stroke ConferenceVice Chair2022 - 2024
American Society for Clinical InvestigationMember2020 - Present

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