Sidney Starkman, M.D.
Dr. Starkman has been leader of the UCLA Brain Attack Team since its inception in 1990. He is an internationally recognized leader in emergency cerebrovascular disease care. He founded the UCLA Stroke Student Research Assistants and Stroke Force Programs, which have trained over 200 UCLA undergraduates in stroke research. He has co-authored numerous national guidelines on stroke and emergency neurology care. Dr. Starkman's research interests are in novel recanalization and neuroprotective therapies for acute stroke and acute stroke diagnostics. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Heal and the American Stroke/Heart Association.