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
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Fellowship, Neurocritical Care
Columbia- Presbyterian Medical Center
American Heart Association, NYC Chapter
Awarded for achievement in promting innovative treatment for cardiac arrest.
Lifetime Achievement Award
International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society
For achievements in the field of neurocritical care.
American College of Critical Care Medicine
Honorary society for acgivement in promoting multidisciplinary critical care.
Castle & Connelly
SHINE (Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort) Trial
The purpose of this research study is to find out if treating high blood sugar in stroke with IV insulin and tight glycemic parameters shows better recoveries than the standard of care for treating high blood sugar.
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