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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Names Deputy Director

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Dr. Walter J. Koroshetz has been named deputy director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), replacing Dr. Audrey S. Penn, who had held the position since 1995. Dr. Koroshetz most recently served as vice chair of the Neurology Service and director of Stroke and Neurointensive Care Services at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He also served as a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and led the neurology resident training at MGH. Dr. Koroshetz, an extramural grantee of the NINDS, has worked extensively with the Institute in the past. He has served as a member of the NINDS intramural review and oversight committees, as the Institute's representative to the American Neurological Association's Career Development Symposium, and as a member of the NINDS-chaired Brain Attack Coalition. As deputy director, Dr. Koroshetz will supervise the scientific and administrative functions of the NINDS, as well as work with NINDS Director Dr. Story Landis on program planning and budgeting. Dr. Koroshetz earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and received his medical degree from the University of Chicago. Dr. Koroshetz completed training in internal medicine at the University of Chicago and MGH. Following completion of his training in neurology at MGH, Dr. Koroshetz conducted postdoctoral studies in cellular neurophysiology at MGH and the Harvard Neurobiology Department. Dr. Koroshetz is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, American Stroke Association, and the National Stroke Association. He has served in editorial positions for the Journal of Neuroimaging and Cerebrovascular Diseases and authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, chapters, and reviews. His appointment became effective January 2, 2007.

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