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Mayer, Stephan A., MD

Mayer, Stephan A., MD
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Certification: Neurology, Neurocritical Care,

Stephan A. Mayer, MD, FCCM, FNCS is Director of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology Services for Westchester Medical Center Health System and Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery (pending) at New York Medical College. Dr Mayer earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York City. He completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in critical care neurology at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, where he rose to the rank of Professor of Neurology and built one of the nation's leading academic neurocritical care programs.  Following that he moved to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he was Founding Director of the Institute for Critical Care Medicine. More recently he served as the William T. Gossett Chair of Neurology for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Mayer is considered a world leader in neurocritical care. He has published more than 280 original research articles, 190 chapters and review articles, 370 abstracts, and written or edited 10 books, including the most recent edition of Merritt's Textbook of Neurology, considered a standard text in the field. Dr. Mayer was a founding member and past president of the Neurocritical Care Society, an international society with over 2,700 members. He was principal investigator of the FAST Trial, a worldwide multicenter clinical trial evaluating ultra-early hemostatic therapy for brain hemorrhage, and served as principal investigator of the NIH-funded New York Presbyterian Hospital hub of the Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) network and the Columbia University Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Outcomes Project. His work in helping victims of severe brain injury has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and in the book Cheating Death, by CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.


Professional Memberships

  • Past President, Neurocritical Care Society  
  • Fellow and Past-President, Neurocritical Care Society
  • Fellow, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Fellow, American Stroke Association
  • American Neurological Association

Awards/Professional Recognition

  • Author, co-author, reviewer, numerous peer-reviewed publications, journal articles
  • Co-author, On Call Neurology (Elsevier)
  • Co-editor, Merritt's Neurology (Wolters Kluwer)
  • Speaker, numerous academic medical symposiums

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Medical Education: Cornell University Office of Registrar, Ithaca, NY
Medical Education: SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Internship: New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY - Internal Medicine
Residency: New York Presbyterian at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY - Neurology
Fellowship: New York Presbyterian at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY - Critical Care Neurology


  • Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology
Special Clinical Interest:
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Coma
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Status epilepticus (seizure)
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Traumatic brain injury


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