Robert Dempsey

Position title: Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery


Phone: (608) 263-1410

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Neurological Surgery


M.D. in Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Residency in Neurosurgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Research Description:

My research interests include the field of CNS repair after stroke and trauma, arthrosclerosis and predictors of cerebral ischemia. I have over 30 years of research relating to stroke, brain injury of stroke and precautions and repair. As co-Director of the Stroke Program at the UW I am involved with planning and the execution on many levels involving the pathophysiology of brain ischemia. I have been involved in basic science and clinical stroke research throughout my career including national studies of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and repair. This includes both hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke. I presently lead an investigator-initiated trial of the pathophysiology of embolic ischemic stroke and its effect on cognitive outcomes.

Research Key Words:

Pathophysiology of Recurrent Strokes, Regenerative Medicine, Stroke and Trauma Repair, Degenerative CNS Diseases

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