From the section head

Terrance Kummer, MD, PhD
Associate Neurocritical Care section chief
Salah Keyrouz, MD, FAHA, FCCM
Neurocritical Care section chief

Welcome to the Section of Neurocritical Care at Washington University School of Medicine.

Our multidisciplinary team provides state-of-the-art care to the critically-ill in a 32-bed intensive care unit, using advanced investigative tools, therapeutics and interventions. Our unit is equipped with, among other things, in-room EEG monitoring technology, portable CT and MRI scanners, and an in-unit CT scanner, and directly adjacent, research-grade CT, MRI, PET and combined modality imaging facilities. Our most important assets, however, are the people who provide the care; from faculty, fellows, residents, pharmacists and a large group of mid-level providers, to neuroscience nurses, nursing leadership, a range of specialized therapists and many other healthcare providers.

Education is crucial to our mission. Residents, fellows and mid-level providers rotate with us from a variety of department and specialties. Furthermore, each year we proudly graduate our own neurocritical care fellows who go on to use their skills and knowledge to improve lives.

Last, but not least, both clinical and translational research are in our DNA. Developing young faculty into independent investigators is a department tradition. Five of our nine faculty are investigators who are successful in securing ongoing governmental and non-governmental funding and have published ground-breaking science in the realms of acute brain injury, cerebral edema, bioinformatics, recovery after stroke and other crucial topics.

We invite you to contact us if you would like to learn more.

Salah Keyrouz, MD, FAHA, FCCM
Professor of Neurology
Section chief, Neurocritical Care

Terrance Kummer, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Associate section chief, Neurocritical Care