Steven J. Warach MD, PhDProfessor of Neurology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Director of Cerebrovascular Medicine, Seton Healthcare Family, Austin, Texas
Steven Warach, MD, PhD. Dr. Warach graduated from Michigan State University with a doctorate in neuroscience and psychology. He received his medical degree and neurology residency training at Harvard Medical School, before joining the Harvard Medical School faculty in 1993, as Chief of the Division of Cerebrovascular Diseases at Beth Israel Hospital. In 1999, he was recruited by the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke as Senior Investigator and Chief of the Section of Stroke Diagnostics and Therapeutics, a translational clinical research program in acute stroke that established the first stroke centers in Washington DC and Suburban Maryland. In 2011, he was recruited by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Seton Healthcare Family to serve as Professor and founding Executive Director of the Seton/UT Southwestern Clinical Research Institute of Austin and the Director of Cerebrovascular Medicine of the Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Warach’s research is internationally recognized as introducing advanced MRI methods for more accurate diagnosis of stroke into clinical practice and for pioneering patient-specific, imaging-defined therapeutic targets in the development of new stroke therapies.