Sean I. Savitz, MD

Sean I. Savitz, MD

Chairman of the Advisory Board

Dr. Savitz is a Professor and the Frank M. Yatsu, MD Chair in Neurology with McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston), and Director of the Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases at UTHealth Houston. He has 10 years of experience leading comprehensive stroke centers of care and served as medical director for the first certified integrated system of stroke centers in the U.S.  

Dr. Savitz’s research focuses on stroke recovery, rehabilitation, and the application of stem cells as an innovative treatment for stroke.  He also oversees a National Institute of Health (NIH) funded fellowship program to train stroke specialists and has won several teaching awards.  He has been funded by grants from the NIH, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the American Heart Association, and is an author of over 300 publications in the biomedical literature.

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