Dr Steven J Kittner, MD, MPH

Dr. Steven Kittner is a vascular neurologist and epidemiologist with expertise in clinical and research aspects of ischemic stroke in young adults. He is Professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Neurology with a joint appointment in the Epidemiology and Public Health, both at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Baltimore City Hospitals. Following research training in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and at the Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology Branch of National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, he completed training in Neurology at the University of Maryland Hospital in Neurology. He established the Baltimore-Washington Young Stroke Study to investigate novel risk factors for early-onset ischemic stroke and, more recently, has concentrated on genetic risk factors for ischemic stroke. He is a founding member of the International Stroke Genetics Consortium and was the Principal Investigator of the NINDS Stroke Genetics Network (SiGN) study. He is currently coordinating an international consortium to study the genetics of ischemic stroke in young adults.