Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Gropen is the James H. Halsey Jr., MD Endowed Professor of Neurology, Director of the Division of Cerebrovascular Disease, and Director of the UAB Comprehensive Neurovascular and Stroke Center. He serves as Vice-Chair, Regional Advisory Council, Birmingham Regional Emergency Medical Services System and Co-Chairman, Stroke Operations Committee of the Birmingham Regional Emergency Medical Services System. Dr. Gropen led the New York State Department of Health’s Stroke Center Designation Project in Brooklyn and Queens and served on New York State Stroke Advisory Group. He was Chair of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) New York City Stroke Committee, and served on the AHA’s New York City Board of Directors. He was Chairman, Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium which examined regional disparities in stroke care across the northeast and recommended strategies to improve stroke care through system and policy changes based on the stroke systems of care model. He has extensive stroke clinical trial experience, has mentored numerous students, residents, and fellows, and is actively studying ways to improve the stroke system of care.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021 A novel combination of blood biomarkers and clinical stroke scales facilitates detection of large vessel occlusion ischemic strokesDiagnostics.  11. 2021
    2021 Restoration of CTSD (cathepsin D) and lysosomal function in stroke is neuroprotectiveAutophagy.  17:1330-1348. 2021
    2021 The Utility of Domain-Specific End Points in Acute Stroke TrialsStroke.  1154-1161. 2021
    2019 Stroke center certification and performance: a longitudinal analysis of the northeast cerebrovascular consortium regionYale Journal of Biology and Medicine.  92:587-596. 2019
    2019 Centrally Guided Identification of Patients With Large Vessel Occlusion: Lessons From Trauma SystemsJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.  28:2388-2397. 2019
    2018 Derivation and Validation of the Emergency Medical Stroke Assessment and Comparison of Large Vessel Occlusion ScalesJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.  27:806-815. 2018
    2018 Admission Systolic Blood Pressure Predicts the Number of Blood Pressure Medications at Discharge in Patients with Primary Intracerebral HemorrhageNeurologist.  23:60-64. 2018
    2017 Description of a novel telemedicine-enabled comprehensive system of care: drip and ship plus drip and keep within a system of stroke care deliveryJournal of Telemedicine and Telecare.  23:428-436. 2017
    2017 A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of the Feasibility of a Multicomponent Delirium Prevention Intervention Versus Usual Care in Acute StrokeJournal of Cardiovascular Nursing.  32:E1-E10. 2017
    2015 Advances in the Stroke System of CareCurrent Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine.  17. 2015
    2014 Factors related to the sensitivity of emergency medical service impression of strokePrehospital Emergency Care.  18:387-392. 2014
    2014 Sudden unexpected nocturnal death in Chiari type 1 malformation and potential role of opioid analgesicsSurgical Neurology International.  5. 2014
    2014 Sudden unexpected nocturnal death in Chiari type 1 malformation and potential role of opioid analgesicsSurgical Neurology International.  5. 2014
    2009 Regional implementation of the stroke systems of care model: Recommendations of the northeast cerebrovascular consortiumStroke.  40:1793-1802. 2009
    2007 Reply from the authors [8]Neurology.  68:965. 2007
    2006 Quality improvement in acute stroke: The New York State Stroke Center Designation ProjectNeurology.  67:88-93. 2006
    2002 Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma originating from pulmonary vein: A case reportAngiology.  53:745-748. 2002
    1994 Disorientation following stroke: Frequency, course, and clinical correlatesJournal of Neurology.  241:585-591. 1994
    1994 Cerebral hyperemia in melasStroke.  25:1873-1876. 1994
    1994 Recurrent ischemic events and diffuse white matter disease in patients with pseudoxanthoma elasticumCerebrovascular Diseases.  4:294-297. 1994
    1993 Capsular genu syndrome [7]Neurology.  43:1862-1863. 1993
    1993 Clinical determinants of dememtia related to strokeAnnals of Neurology.  33:568-575. 1993
    1992 Confusion and memory loss from capsular genu infarction: A thalamocortical disconnection syndrome?Neurology.  42:1966-1979. 1992
    1984 Evaluation of lithium as an inhibitory agent of herpes simplex virus in cell cultures and during reactivation of latent infection in rabbits.Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  25:522-523. 1984

    Research Overview

  • Stroke Systems of Care
  • Investigator On

  • ARCADIA CSI (Cognition and Silent Infarcts) "Study"  awarded by University of Cincinnati
  • Anticoagulation in ICH Survivors for Prevention and Recovery (ASPIRE) "Study  awarded by University of Cincinnati
  • AtRial Cardiopathy and Antithrombotic Drugs In prevention After Cryptogenicstroke (ARCADIA) "Study"  awarded by University of Cincinnati
  • Center for Clinical and Translational Science (3 Linked Awards UL1, KL2, TL1)  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS
  • Cerebral Hemodynamics And Neurocognition In Severe Acrtic Valve Disease  awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS
  • Comparative Effectiveness Randomized Trial to Improve Stroke Care Delivery: C3FIT: Coordinated, Collaborative, Comprehensive, Family-based, Integrated, and Technology-enabled Care  awarded by VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
  • Integrating Genomic Risk Assessment for Chronic Disease Management in a Diverse Population  awarded by National Human Genome Research Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Multi-Arm Optimization of Stroke Thrombolysis (MOST) Stroke Trial.  awarded by University of Cincinnati
  • Perinatal Arterial Stroke: A Multi-site RCT of Intensive Infant Rehabilitation (I-ACQUIRE) "Study"  awarded by University of Cincinnati
  • Private Grant  awarded by EMMES CORPORATION
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genentech
  • Private Grant  awarded by SUNOVION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
  • Private Grant  awarded by FUSION HEALTH LLC
  • Sleep for Stroke Management and Recovery Trial (Sleep SMART) Stroke Trial  awarded by University of Cincinnati
  • Statins Use in Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patients (SATURN) “Study"  awarded by University of Cincinnati
  • TRANScranial Direct Current Stimulation for POst-Stroke Motor Recovery - a Phase II sTudy (TRANSPORT 2)  awarded by University of Cincinnati
  • TRANScranial Direct Current Stimulation for POst-stroke Motor Recovery - a phase II sTudy (TRANSPORT 2)  awarded by University of Cincinnati
  • UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) (3 Linked Awards UL1, KL2, TL1)  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS
  • Education And Training

  • Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Internship
  • Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Residency
  • Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas System : San Antonio 1987
  • Full Name

  • Toby Gropen