Souvik Sen, MD

Souvik Sen, MD, MS, MPH, currently serves as Chair of Neurology at Palmetto Health-USC Neurology and is a professor of neurology with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He joined the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in January, 2010.

Dr. Sen earned his medical degree from the University of Calcutta R. G. Kar Medical College in Calcutta, India. After completing medical training in India, he completed a Masters in Science in cardiovascular pharmacology at Wayne State University in Detroit, and then completed a medical internship at Henry Ford Hospital, also in Detroit. He completed a neurology residency at Temple University Health Science Center in Philadelphia, and a vascular neurology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. After his fellowship he served as co-director and subsequently director of the stroke center at the NJ Neuroscience Institute in Edison, New Jersey. He then served as the founding director of the UNC Hospitals Comprehensive Stroke Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. While there, he completed a Masters in Public Health with an epidemiology major.

Dr. Sen is board certified in neurology, and subspecialty board certified in Vascular Neurology. He is a recipient of the prestigious Center of Economic Excellence Stroke Chair in South Carolina, and has published in peer reviewed journals including Circulation, Stroke and the New England Journal of Medicine. He has received research funding from the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health. In 2004, he was nominated as a Fellow of the American Heart Association. He serves on several national and international committees, and his specific research interests include acute stroke treatment, stroke and TIA pathophysiology, stroke prevention and epidemiology.

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