Scott E. Kasner
Scott E. Kasner received his M.D. degree from Yale University, Conn, USA. He trained in internal medicine and neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, Pa, USA, and then in stroke and neurocritical care at the University of Texas, Houston, Tex, USA. Kasner joined the faculty of the Department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. He also earned a M.S. degree in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. He is currently a Professor of neurology, Chief of the Division of Stroke and Neurointensive Care, and Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center. Kasner’s primary field of interest is the treatment and prevention of stroke. His research training was supported by a K23 award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and a Member of the Stroke Council Leadership Committee. He was awareded the 2000 Michael Pessin Stroke Leadership Award granted by the American Academy of Neurology. Kasner has authored over 200 publications. Kasner is a leader in evidence-based treatment of stroke. He chairs the American Heart Association's Stroke Oversight Committee, which commissions and reviews stroke-related guidelines and statements. He edited a textbook that focused on evidence-based stroke treatment and prevention. Kasner is the U.S. Principal Investigator for a trial comparing closure versus medical therapy for patients with stroke and patent foramen ovale. He has had leadership roles including membership on steering committees, clinical endpoint committees, and data safety monitoring committees for several prior and ongoing trials of acute stroke treatment and secondary stroke prevention. In addition to his research, Kasner directs the JCAHO-certified Stroke Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has also been praised for his teaching, with three major teaching awards to date.
Biography Updated on 12 May 2009