Prof. Louis Caplan Harvard Medical School, USA

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Biography

A Phi Beta Kappa 1958 Williams College graduate. A summa cum laude graduate and valedictorian of his 1962 medical school class at the University of Maryland. At the Boston City Hospital- internship and Medical residency (1962 -1964), followed by Neurology residency (1966 to 1969) on the Harvard Neurological Unit under... read moreDr Derick Denny-Brown. Cerebrovascular Disease Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital (1969-70) with Dr. C. Miller Fisher. Dr Caplan chaired the Neurology division at Beth Israel Hospital during 1974-5 and founded the Harvard Stroke Registry. He was Neurologist-in-chief at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and Professor of Neurology and Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago (1978-1984). He was Neurologist-in-chief at the New England Medical Center and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University (1984-1997). He is now Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Senior physician on the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Stroke Service.

He is the author or editor of 51 books, and >750 medical articles. He has been the Chairman of the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association and chair of the Boston and Chicago Neurological Societies. He is an honorary member of the German, Australian, and Hong Kong Neurological Societies and the Korean Stroke Society. He is or was on the editorial board of 30 medical journals. He has delivered 50 named lectures including the 2000 Thomas Willis lecture for the American Heart Association, the 2009 Merritt lecture for the American Academy of Neurology, and the 2012 Wepfer lecture of the European Stroke Association He has trained 70 stroke fellows, including 33 internationals.