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Stephan Mayer

  • PROFESSOR Neurosurgery
  • PROFESSOR Neurology
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  • 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


    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.


  • 2014 -
    Lifesaver Award
    American Heart Association, NYC Chapter

  • 2011 -
    Lifetime Achievement Award
    International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society

  • 2006 -
    American College of Critical Care Medicine

  • 2003– -
    Best Doctors
    Castle & Connelly

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Mayer during 2015 and/or 2016. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.


  • Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.; Orsan Medical Technologies; Pfizer Inc.; Stryker Corporation; ZOLL Medical

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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