Patrick D. Lyden, MD

Chair, Department of Neurology 
Director, Stroke Program
Carmen and Louis Warschaw Chair in Neurology

Patrick D. Lyden, MD is a highly respected neurologist who has conducted extensive research into cerebrovascular disease and potential treatments for stroke. He is Chair of the Department of Neurology, Director of the Stroke Program and holds the Carmen and Louis Warschaw Chair in Neurology.

Dr. Lyden has held appointments at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where he was Professor and Vice Chairman for Clinical Neurology, and served as the Clinical Chief of Neurology and Director of the Stroke Center at UCSD Medical Center.

A fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, Dr. Lyden has consistently been funded by the National Institutes of Health, and has published more than 200 journal articles and abstracts, edited a textbook on stroke intervention, and made many presentations at national and international conferences.

He helped lead a pivotal trial of the only proven treatment for stroke - the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA - and shared a prestigious "Cine" award with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for producing and directing a training video that is now used around the world. Dubbed into Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, and Chinese, among other languages, the video has been viewed by more than 100,000 stroke nurses and physicians in North America alone.

A peer reviewer for more than 15 professional journals, he is on the editorial boards of Stroke, International Journal of Stroke, and the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease.

Dr. Lyden earned his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine before completing an internship at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in San Diego. He completed a neurology residency and stroke fellowship at the UCSD Medical Center.

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