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2009: Michael De Georgia, MD
Michael De Georgia
Michael De Georgia
Dr. Michael De Georgia is the Director of the Reinberger Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He is Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where he holds the Maxeen Stone and John A. Flower Endowed Chair in Neurology. Dr. De Georgia is also the Director of the Center for Neurocritical Care and Co-Director of the Cerebrovascular Center of University Hospitals’ Neurological Institute.

Dr. De Georgia is an internationally recognized leader in the field of neurological intensive care, which encompasses st roke, bleed ing w it hin and around t he brain, head trauma, brain edema, and coma. He is active in research related to lowering the temperature of the brain to protect it after injury and new innovative neuromonitoring approaches in the intensive care unit (such as monitoring blood flow and oxygen levels in the brain) along with the use of ìcomplex systems analysisî tools in the ICU.

From 2001 to 2007, Dr. De Georgia directed the Neurological Intensive Care Program and the Neurology-Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit at the Cleveland Clinic. Previously, he was Director of the Neurocritical Care and University Stroke Program at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse.

Dr. De Georgia earned his medical degree with honors at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine after completing an accelerated six-year combined B.S. /M.D. program. He then completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, a neurology residency at the Tufts University-New England Medical Center in Boston and a neurocritical care fellowship at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Neurology, Vascular Neurology, and Neurocritical Care and is an honorary fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

Fluent in both English and German, Dr. De Georgia is a dynamic and frequently invited speaker around the world and health commentator for the media. An amateur historian, Dr. De Georgia is the author of the new book Struck Down: The Collision of Stroke and World History, that illustrates the devastating impact of cerebrovascular disease on the lives of many world leaders including Woodrow Wilson, Vladimir Lenin, Gustav Stresemann, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Josef Stalin, and Winston Churchill.

Finally, when not practicing medicine, teaching, conducting research, writing books, or speaking, Dr. De Georgia plays in a rock band called “The Codes”.