Philip Bath, M.D., D.Sc.

Chair and Head of the Division of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Nottingham

Philip Bath, M.D., D.Sc., is Stroke Association Professor of Stroke Medicine, and Chair and Head of the Division of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Nottingham. He is also a convener for the Neuroscience@Nottingham and Vascular Research multidisciplinary groups, and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Associate Director for Industry and Prevention in the Stroke Research Network. With 339 publications, he was the Stroke Association Keynote Lecturer in March 2015.

Clinically, he contributes to the NUH Stroke Service (in-patient and out-patient stroke care) and Hypertension Clinic. As an NIHR Senior Investigator, his main research interests cover the treatment of acute stroke (blood pressure lowering), prevention of stroke recurrence and cognitive impairment (antiplatelets, blood pressure, and lipid-lowering), and enhancement of recovery using stem cells. He uses preclinical studies, clinical trials (phase I to IV), and systematic reviews to address these questions.

Dr. Bath received his M.D. from King's College London, University of London, and his D.Sc. from the University of Nottingham.

Scott Kasner, M.D.

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Comprehensive Stroke Center, University of Pennsylvania

Scott Kasner, M.D is the Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Comprehensive Stroke Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Pooja Khatri, M.D.

Professor of Neurology and Director of Acute Stroke, University of Cincinnati

Pooja Khatri, M.D., is the director of the Acute Stroke Program for the University of Cincinnati Stroke Team and a professor of neurology at the U.C. College of Medicine.

Khatri received her B.Sc. with Honors (Biological Sciences) from Stanford University in 1995 and her M.D. with Honors from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 2000. After neurology training at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Khatri came to U.C. in 2004 to complete a vascular neurology fellowship through the NIH Specialized Program of Translational Research in Acute Stroke (SPOTRIAS).  She joined the U.C. faculty in 2005, was awarded an NIH Career Development Award (K23) in 2006, and received the American Heart Association (AHA) Robert G. Siekert Young Investigator Award in 2008.  She completed a master's degree in clinical epidemiology from the Harvard University School of Public Health in 2011.

Khatri is a dedicated clinician who provides neurological care to patients at the U.C. Medical Center and emergency stroke care at more than 15 area hospitals. Khatri was awarded the Cincinnati Business Courier's "Forty under 40" Award in 2012.  She has been recognized as a "Top Doctor in Cincinnati" by Cincinnati Magazine annually since 2011 and a "Best Doctor in the TriState Region" by Cincy Magazine every year since 2010.

Dr. Khatri is a recognized expert in acute stroke, the research of its treatments, clinical trial design/implementation, and stroke systems of care. She participates in the leadership of several international multicenter clinical trials and leads U.C.'s National Institutes of Health NEXT Network clinical site for pilot trials of neurosciences. Dr. Khatri has been a standing member of the FDA Peripheral and Central Nervous System (PCNS) Drug Advisory Panel and has authored numerous manuscripts, books, and clinical guidelines. She was one of three Americans elected to the board of the World Stroke Organization in 2016.

John Volpi, M.D.

Co-Director of the Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center, Houston Methodist

John Volpi, M.D.,  is the Co-Director of the Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center at Houston Methodist and Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at the Institute for Academic Medicine. His research interests are in the management and prevention of ischemic stroke and the critical care of patients with neurological illnesses such as intracerebral hemorrhage, epilepsy, and nervous system infections. His studies also involve the use of ultrasound in the evaluation of blood flow to the brain and the development of novel therapies for improving patient outcomes in stroke. 

Dr. Volpi received his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine.