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Stephan Mayer, MD
    • Positions
    • PROFESSOR | Neurology
    • PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
    • Specialty
    • Neurology
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital

Stephan A. Mayer, MD, FCCM, is a Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and is Director of Neurocritical Care for the Mount Sinai Health System. He was also founding Director of the Institute for Critical Care Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Prior to Mount Sinai, Dr. Mayer served as the Director of Neurocritical Care and was a Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, New York.
Dr. Mayer earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York, New York. 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.

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.

Dr. Mayer published over 800 journal articles, books, case reports, book chapters, and abstracts, and is considered a world leader in neurocritical care. 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.

Most recently Dr. Mayer served as one of two new co-editors for Merritt’s Textbook of Neurology, 13th Edition (Wolters Kluwer, 2016). 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 correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.


Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD, Cornell University Medical College

Internship, Internal Medicine
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Residency, Neurology
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Fellowship, Neurocritical Care
Columbia- Presbyterian Medical Center