Elisabeth Marsh, MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Marsh is a board certified vascular neurologist whose research interests include post-stroke recovery and patient-centered outcomes. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Neuroscience from the Johns Hopkins University where she continued her training for medical school, neurology residency, and cerebrovascular fellowship. She is currently an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine within the Cerebrovascular Division. Dr. Marsh’s research career began as an undergraduate when she studied recovery of language and attention in patients with acute stroke. As a resident, her interests expanded to include the acute management of stroke, and building tools to predict potential complications. She was awarded an R25 Research Training Grant through the National Institute of Health (NIH), and developed a model to quantify risk of hemorrhagic transformation in patients with acute ischemic stroke and an indication for anticoagulation. As a junior faculty member, she received a Johns Hopkins Clinician Scientist Award to further support her research efforts. She has greater than 30 peer reviewed publications in journals such as Stroke, Annals of Neurology, and the European Journal of Neurology, along with 3 book chapters, and 2 invited editorials. In 2014, Dr. Marsh was named the Medical Director of the Stroke Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She implemented the Bayview Stroke Intervention Clinic (BaSIC), a multi-disciplinary follow-up clinic designed to promote patient follow-up, reduce hospital readmission rates, and enhance post-stroke recovery. Her current focus is on the under-reported neurologic deficits (particularly with respect to depression, fatigue, and cognition) that significantly impair long-term functional outcome and patient satisfaction, despite scores on metrics such as the NIH stroke scale that indicate a “good recovery”. Her research, using magnetoencephalography (MEG) to determine the underlying pathophysiology of cognitive deficits following minor stroke, is supported by the American Heart Association and the NIH. She leads a team of vascular neurologists, emergency medicine physicians, neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, neurointensivists, and rehabilitation specialists, who work together to provide the highest level of care to all stroke patients, resulting in better functional outcomes and improved quality of life.


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