The University of Chicago Welcomes Dr. James Sielger

Dr. James Siegler joins us from Cooper University Health Care, where he previously served as the Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center and Director of the Neurohospitalist Program. After obtaining Bachelor's degrees in Neuroscience and History of Science, Medicine, and Technology at The Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Siegler completed his medical education at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

Thereafter, he completed the adult neurology residency program at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he also pursued fellowships in vascular neurology and research training through StrokeNet. With more than 200 peer-reviewed publications including original research manuscripts, reviews, and textbook chapters, Dr. Siegler's research interests include atherosclerotic disease, perfusion imaging, and eligibility of neurointervention for acute intracranial occlusion.

Dr. Siegler is also a passionate medical educator, with a focus in asynchronous educational tools. He is well-known for previously producing an independent neuromedical podcast titled BrainWaves, as well as the official podcasts for the Neurocritical Care Society, American Academy of Neurology, and the journal Stroke: Vascular and Interventional Neurology. Among his other responsibilities, he currently serves as a Deputy Editor for the Disputes and Debates section of Neurology, serves on the E-learning Subcommittee for the American Academy of Neurology, and manages the Digital Strategy Team for Stroke: Vascular and Interventional Neurology.

At University of Chicago, Dr. Siegler will serve as Inpatient Medical Director and Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center, roles that have been successfully managed by Dr. Jim Brorson for more than a decade. 

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