Wade Smith, MD, PhD

NCS-Editorial-Board__15_.pngWade Smith, MD, PhD, is professor of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  He received his undergraduate, medical and doctorate degrees from the University of Washington, and came to UCSF for residency training in UCSF’s Department of Neurology. He later completed a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at UCSF, where he helped establish the Neurovascular Division and the UCSF Stroke Center. He assumed the directorship of the Neurovascular division in 2002. He cofounded the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) in 2004. Dr. Smith's research interests include endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke, and he was instrumental in U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance of the first medical device for treating large vessel stroke in 2004. His current research is developing portable, non-invasive tools to detect large vessel stroke as well as methods for the detection and recovery from concussion by measuring the “HeadPulse.”