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Bruce Ovbiagele, M.D., MSc, MAS

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  • Professor
  • Chair, Department of Neurology
Degree M.D., MSc, MAS
School M.D. awarded by University of Lagos, 1991; MSc in Clinical Research awarded by UCLA; Master of Advanced Studies awarded by University of California at San Diego
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
Board Certification
  • Neurology
  • Neurology: Vascular Neurology
  • Neurology - Stroke Neurology
  • Neurology
Clinical Interests
  • Stroke and vascular neurology
Accepts New Patients No


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Bruce Ovbiagele is Professor and Chair of Neurology at the Medical University of South Carolina (SC, USA). He is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association and American Heart Association Stroke Council. He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers on stroke epidemiology, stroke prevention and T2/T3 translational stroke research.

Dr. Ovbiagele also serves as a member of the American Society of Neuroimaging, and a member of the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention. He serves as Chair of the Minority Affairs Committee of the American Heart Association Stroke Council and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology Education Committee and Cerebrovascular/Critical Care/Interventional topics Writing Committee. Dr. Ovbiagele serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases and as an assistant editor of Stroke, and has served as a reviewer for numerous other journals. He is an active researcher, and his research portfolio has included funding from the NIH, American Heart Association, and industry. Over the course of his career, Dr. Ovbiagele has served as a mentor to numerous residents and fellows. He has served as an oral board examiner and as a member of the Vascular Neurology Examination Writing Committee for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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