Steven J. Kittner, MD, MPH
Professor of Neurology
Available for Telemedicine Visits
About Steven J. Kittner, MD, MPHToggle accordion item
Dr. Kittner is an internationally recognized physician-scientist specializing in the epidemiology and genetics of ischemic stroke, particularly stroke in young adults.
He established the Baltimore-Washington Young Stroke Study to investigate novel historical, biochemical and genetic risk factors for early-onset ischemic stroke. Factors investigated include:
- Timing of pregnancy-associated stroke risk
- The reasons for the excess risk of early-onset stroke among African-Americans
- The role of homocysteine and antiphospholipid antibodies in stroke risk
His international collaborative work has been instrumental in identifying novel genetic risk loci for ischemic stroke, including a locus specific to early-onset ischemic stroke.
Dr. Kittner has had continuous funding for his research activities over the past 25 years, with support from the National Institutes of Health (NINDS, NHLBI, NIA), the American Heart Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Veterans Administration. He has co-authored over 175 peer-reviewed manuscripts, chapters and reviews.
UM St. Joseph Medical Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.
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Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 1979
University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, 1980
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 1985
University of Maryland Medical Center, 1988
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Vascular Neurology, 2006
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology, 1989