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Paul George, MD, PhD

Paul George, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Internship: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (2009) CA
Fellowship: Stanford University Vascular Neurology Fellowship (2013) CA
Residency: Stanford University Neurology Residency (2012) CA
Board Certification: Vascular Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2014)
Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2012)
Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (2008) MA
PhD, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Electrical and Medical Engineering (2005)
BSE, Tulane University of Louisiana (1999)
Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States, drastically disrupting the lives of stroke survivors and their caretakers. Unfortunately, because of tight therapeutic time requirements, the majority of stroke patients are not eligible for the current medicines or interventions. The George Lab's research focuses on improving stroke diagnostics as well as engineering new methods to enhance stroke recovery. Our lab's primary focus is applying novel bioengineering techniques to understand the mechanisms of neural recovery (primarily in stroke) and discovering methods to improve patient recovery. We use rodent models of stroke combined with biomaterial techniques, stem cell transplants, and microfabrication to achieve these aims and evaluate our methods with behavior testing and various imaging techniques. Our ultimate goal is to translate these findings into clinical trials to help stroke patients.