Rafael H. Llinas, M.D.,

Rafael H. Llinas, M.D., F.A.H.A., is the chairman and neurologist-in-chief of the department of neurology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He also serves as director of the Johns Hopkins neurology residency and is a member of the Johns Hopkins acute stroke team.

Dr. Llinas received his bachelor of arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis and his doctor of medicine degree from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in neurology at the Harvard Longwood Program based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also completed a two-year fellowship in cerebrovascular medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Llinas is a member of the American Heart Association’s stroke division and the Maryland stroke task force. His research interests include neurosonology, diffusion/perfusion imaging, the use of neuroprotective agents, and secondary stroke prevention. He has published articles in Stroke, Neurology, New England Journal of Medicine, AJNR, Journal of Cerebrovascular Disease, and Annals of Neurology.

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Rafael H. Llinas, M.D.