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Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D.

Photo of Dr. Walter J. Koroshetz
Acting Director, NINDS, Office Of The Director 

Building 31, Room 8A52
31 Center Dr MSC 2540
Bethesda, MD 20892


Dr. Koroshetz was named Acting Director of NINDS in October, 2014.  Prior to this appointment, he served as Deputy Director of NINDS since January, 2007, where he worked with the NINDS Director in program planning and budgeting, and overseeing Institute scientific and administrative functions.

Before joining NINDS, Dr. Koroshetz served as vice chair of the neurology service and director of stroke and neurointensive care services at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He was also a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and has led neurology resident training at MGH since 1990.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Koroshetz graduated from Georgetown University and received his medical degree from the University of Chicago. He trained in internal medicine at the University of Chicago and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Koroshetz trained in neurology at MGH, after which he did post-doctoral studies in cellular neurophysiology at MGH and the Harvard neurobiology department. He joined the neurology staff, first in the Huntington’s Disease unit and then in the stroke and neurointensive care service.

As a member of the NINDS intramural review and oversight committees, Dr. Koroshetz has been involved in various NINDS symposia and clinical trials, and served as the Institute’s representative to the American Neurological Association’s Career Development Symposium. He was a member of the NINDS-chaired Brain Attack Coalition (BAC), a group of professional, voluntary and governmental entities dedicated to reducing the occurrence, disabilities, and death associated with stroke.

Last Modified October 20, 2014