Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Neurological Emergencies

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, March 27, 2014

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Stephan A. Mayer, MD, FCCM
Founding Director
Institute for Critical Care Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Stephan Mayer is the founding Director of the Institute for Critical Care Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In this new role he is responsible for overseeing the clinical, educational, and research operations of the adult critical care environment throughout the Mount Sinai Health System, which now spans across six hospitals across New York City. Dr. Mayer was previously Director of Neurocritical Care and Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Mayer is a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association. He was a founding member and has served as past-president of the Neurocritical Care Society. He has published more than 500 journal articles, books, case reports, book chapters, and abstracts. He was principal investigator of the FAST Trial, a worldwide multicenter clinical trial evaluating ultra-early hemostatic therapy for brain hemorrhage, and served as principal investigator of the NIH-funded New York Presbyterian Hospital hub of the Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) network. His work in helping to organize therapeutic hypothermia for victims of cardiac arrest in New York City was recently featured in the book Cheating Death, by CNN medical correspondant Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Dr. Mayer earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York City. He completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in critical care neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He is board certified in psychiatry and neurology and is certified as a diplomate in neurocritical care by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties.

After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the critical role of emergency medicine in the chain-of-survival for patients with stroke, status epilepticus, cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological emergencies
  2. Describe recent changes in the clinical approach and outcomes attained with modern neurointensive care for critical brain injuries
  3. Review new and emerging ICU-based monitoring and treatment strategies for patients in coma
Explore the impact that these new approaches may have on prevailing perceptions of prognosis, recovery and end-of-life care

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Division of Critical Care Medicine (Department of Medicine)

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