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Lee Schwamm

Lee H Schwamm MD, FAHA

Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Executive Vice Chairman of Neurology and Director of the Stroke Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Dr. Lee Schwamm is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Executive Vice Chairman of Neurology and Director of the Stroke Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he holds the C. Miller Professor Chair. He directs the Partners National TeleStroke Network which provides acute stroke services to over 60 rural and community hospitals in 8 states. His clinical interests are in cerebrovascular diseases, brain imaging and applied healthcare technology. Dr. Schwamm is a recognized leader in the acute stroke treatment, health services research, stroke advocacy, and in the use of telehealth strategies to improve the quality of stroke care. He founded and leads the American Heart Association's “Get With the Guidelines-Stroke” program, and provides guidance on Healthcare Accreditation, Stroke Center Certification and stroke systems of care to the Massachusetts Dept of Public Health, CDC Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry, Joint Commission and National Quality Forum.

Dr. Schwamm graduated from the Harvard Medical School in 1991 and completed his neurologic training and fellowships in NeuroCritical Care and Vascular Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Schwamm’s research has been funded by numerous sources, including Harvard University, MIT, Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, multiple federal agencies (NIBIB, NINDS, CDC, PCORI, AHRQ, HRSA), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the US Department of the Army.