University of New Mexico

Dr. Torbey is the UNM Neurology Department Chairman and Professor of Neurology. Previously he was professor of neurology and neurosurgery, medical director of the Neurovascular Stroke Center, director of the Cerebrovascular and Neurocritical Care Division, and vice chair for hospital affairs in the Department of Neurology at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Torbey earned his bachelor of science and his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon, and his master of public health degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. He completed a residency in neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. Dr. Torbey was then a Neuroscience Critical Care Fellow and an American Heart Association Fellow at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. His research interest focuses on neuroprotection in acute brain injury specifically on the effect of cerebral edema on neuronal survival. He is the PI on several NIH funded trials. Dr. Torbey is listed as author or co-author of over 65 journal articles, over 40 book chapters, and more than 90 medical abstracts. He is editor of a book on neurocritical care and co-editor of a book on stroke. Dr. Torbey is an ad-hoc reviewer for 14 journals, including Stroke, Critical Care Medicine, and Circulation. Dr. Torbey is on the board of directors of several national and international organizations. He is the Immediate Past- president of the Neurocritical Care Society.


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