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Renowned Vascular Neurologist & Stroke Specialist Joins The NeuroMedical Center Team

May 25, 2017

Stroke Specialist Dr. Sheryl Martin-Schild Joins The NeuroMedical Center

The NeuroMedical Center, home to the South’s largest team of experts for the brain, spine, and nervous system, is pleased to announce the association of board certified vascular neurologist and stroke specialist, Sheryl Martin-Schild, MD, PhD, FANA, FAHA. Dr. Martin-Schild, who will officially begin seeing patients in Baton Rouge in July, brings an impressive 9 years of clinical experience to NMC, and becomes the organization’s tenth neurologist on staff.

Dr. Martin-Schild is a Louisiana native and has spent the majority of her training and career in New Orleans. She completed medical school, earning a doctoral degree, followed by a neurology residency at Tulane University. After completing fellowship training in Vascular Neurology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, Texas, Dr. Martin-Schild returned to Tulane in 2008 and founded an award-winning comprehensive Stroke Program where she served as its Director for 8 years. In addition to joining The NeuroMedical Center’s Neurology Department, Dr. Martin-Schild will assume the position of Co-Stroke Director of the Stroke Program at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana alongside NMC Neurologist, Dr. Glenn Kidder, and will remain in charge of the Stroke Programs at both Touro Infirmary and New Orleans East Hospital. Dr. Martin-Schild will also remain the State Medical Director for Stroke of the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN).

In addition to numerous hospital and statewide appointments, Dr. Martin-Schild’s contributions to the field of Stroke research and education are extensive. Since 2008, she has served as the primary or co-investigator in over a dozen notable stroke studies and clinical trials, authored more than one-hundred articles in scientific journals, and has travelled all over our country educating healthcare providers and the public on stroke risk factors, prevention, and acute treatment. Dr. Martin-Schild’s passion includes mentoring medical students and residents in healthcare outcomes and research in acute stroke.

“I am excited to bring my passion for saving lives and the treatment of stroke to Baton Rouge,” says Dr. Martin-Schild. “Joining such a talented group of neurological specialists was such a perfect fit, and I look forward to working alongside these physicians to elevate the level of stroke care in the Baton Rouge area.”

In her new role in Baton Rouge, Dr. Martin-Schild will primarily serve as a neurohospitalist and will see patients in the inpatient setting. She will work closely alongside the Baton Rouge’s largest team of board certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, pain medicine specialists, neuroradiologists, and neuropsychologists to deliver the full range of care for patients who are at risk or have suffered stroke.

“We’re are thrilled to welcome Dr. Martin-Schild onto our staff here at The NeuroMedical Center,” said neurologist and NMC’s Neurology Department Chief, Dr. Gerald J. Calegan. “Her deep understanding of neurology and stroke is an asset not only to our team, but to all of the great communities we are privileged to serve.”