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Rafael Llinas MD

Rafael Llinas MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; Program Director, Neurology Residency Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Rafael Llinas serves as the Professor and Chair of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His clinical interests include acute stroke treatments, neurovascular imaging as related to cerebrovascular disease. He also serves as the Director of the Neurology residency program. He was instrumental in establishing the Johns Hopkins Medical Center as a certified Stroke Center. Dr. Llinas primary areas of research interests include diffusion-perfusion imaging of stroke, intravenous and intra-arterial thrombolysis for stroke, education of physicians and nurses in stroke identification and stroke care, stroke units and stroke centers.

Dr. Rafael Llinas received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed a medical internship at the Boston City Hospital and was a neurology resident in the Harvard-Longwood neurology training program. Following his residency, he was a stroke and cerebrovascular disease fellow for two years at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard University.