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Presenter Spotlight: Sheryl Martin-Schild, M.D., Ph.D., FANA, FAHA

Kimberly Hill - Thursday, February 01, 2018

Please join us March 9-10, 2018 at our 11th Annual Conference … “Facing The Future”. On Friday and Saturday, professionals will have the opportunity to hear from an exciting line up of experts in the field of brain and spinal cord injury while earning up to 12 CEUs. On “Survivor Saturday,” survivors will participate in hands on workshops, socialize with others and hear motivational and helpful presentations.. Registration information, along with the schedule of events and location can be found at or

Sheryl Martin-Schild, M.D., Ph.D., FANA, FAHA will be presenting to professionals on Saturday, March 10th at 12:45 pm on “Advances in Stroke Prevention, Acute Therapy and Rehabilitation”

Sheryl Martin-Schild, M.D., Ph.D., FANA, FAHA graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine, while also obtaining her Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Dr. Martin-Schild completed a combined internal medicine and neurology residency at Tulane University School of Medicine, followed by fellowship training in Vascular Neurology and clinical research in Vascular Neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Martin-Schild founded and directed the Stroke Program at Tulane Medical Center 2008-2016.  She advanced Tulane Medical Center to Primary Stroke Center level in less than 2 years from inception and Comprehensive Stroke Center 3 years later.  Her service delivered the highest rate of and most efficient with thrombolytic treatment for ischemic stroke in Louisiana. 

Dr. Martin-Schild serves as the Statewide Stroke Medical Director for the Louisiana Emergency Response Network.  She is the President & CEO of Dr. Brain, Inc., which provides on-site stroke leadership and patient care to hospitals committed to improving or developing stroke programs.  She currently serves as the Medical Director of Neurology & Stroke for the New Orleans East Hospital and Touro Infirmary and Co-Director of Stroke for Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge.  Dr. Martin-Schild’s research focuses on access to stroke care, racial disparities in outcome, and augmentation of rehab potential with neurostimulants.  She has more than 100 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals. She will serve as PI for Southeast Louisiana’s satellites and high-performance sites, through UT-Houston’s Regional Coordinating Center, for the NIH funded StrokeNet.