Dr. Walter Koroshetz, MD

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Understanding brain circuit activity to offer better treatments for patients

In this video, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), discusses three major projects it is running to try to better understand brain activity and improve the care of patients with neurological disorders.

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Dr. Walter Koroshetz, MD

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Dr. Walter J. Koroshetz, MD, is Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Dr. Koroshetz joined NINDS in 2007 as Deputy Director, and he served as Acting Director from October 2014 through June 2015. Previously, he served as Deputy Director of NINDS under Dr. Story Landis. Together, they directed program planning and budgeting, and oversaw the scientific and administrative functions of the Institute. He has held leadership roles in a number of NIH and NINDS programs including the NIH’s BRAIN Initiative, the Traumatic Brain Injury Center collaborative effort between the NIH intramural program and the Uniformed Health Services University, and the multi-year work to develop and establish the NIH Office of Emergency Care Research to coordinate NIH emergency care research and research training.