Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States, drastically disrupting the lives of stroke survivors and their caretakers. Unfortunately, because of tight therapeutic time requirements, the majority of stroke patients are not eligible for the current medicines or interventions. The George Lab's research focuses on improving stroke diagnostics as well as engineering new methods to enhance stroke recovery. Our lab's primary focus is applying novel bioengineering techniques to understand the mechanisms of neural recovery (primarily in stroke) and discovering methods to improve patient recovery. We use rodent models of stroke combined with biomaterial techniques, stem cell transplants, and microfabrication to achieve these aims and evaluate our methods with behavior testing and various imaging techniques. Our ultimate goal is to translate these findings into clinical trials to help stroke patients.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Internship: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (2009) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Vascular Neurology Fellowship (2013) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Neurology Residency (2012) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Vascular Neurology (2014)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (2012)
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (2008) MA
  • PhD, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Electrical and Medical Engineering (2005)
  • BSE, Tulane University of Louisiana (1999)

Administrative Appointments
  • Neuroscience PhD Program Representative, Committee on Graduate Admissions and Policy (2017 - Present)


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Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

213 Quarry Road

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6469

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Stroke Center in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Dr. George is an unbelievable clinician. Possesses all the traits one dreams of in a doctor.
Dr. George is very nice and kind person. He answered all questions we had and help all we need. A very big thank you!
Very kind with me and with whom came with me.
Dr. George was through and in lightening.
Outstanding dr., and experience.
My husband, a post severe stroke victim in Feb. 2019, met with Dr. Paul George. We drive up from the Almaden Valley in San Jose as Dr. George is such a competent, friendly, knowledgeable dr. who always takes the time to answer questions & never makes you feel rushed. He is an excellent dr. & we appreciate him.
Dr. George was amazing! He listened and never rushed me and addressed all my concerns.
Excellent care & service.
Dr. George is an outstanding dr. as he is knowledgeable, kind, compassionate & now never feel as though he's just rushing you through the appointment. We are so grateful to have him as my husband's neurologist after his strokes this year. A wonderful dr.!
Dr. George was terrific in all respects, leave us with complete confidence in him and his assessment of our health issue.
Enjoyed the visit - Informative & efficient.
Dr. George was our care provider for this visit, which was our second. He is a wonderful, caring, compassionate, knowledgeable dr. We so appreciate the time he spent with us as we never felt rushed. He has a wonderful bedside manner & answered all of my questions. We would highly recommend Dr. George.
Dr. George is patient and took his time explaining his opinion. Friendly and courteous.
dr George is absolutely sincere and kind since we first met with him. He has been NOTHING BUT KIND SINCE DAY ONE!!!!
Dr. George is compassionate & kind. He is professional thru & thru.
Dr. Paul George was outstanding. He was friendly, knowledgeable, kind & understanding. He provided great information about strokes & spent sufficient time. We didn't feel as if we were being rushed through the system. The best care care provider since my husband's stroke.
All providers & nurses have been great - If I have questions I call & talk to a nurse or utilize email and the doctors have called me personally to discuss all my answers/questions.
I would highly recommend Dr. Paul George.
Stanford #1. Dr. George "great doctor".
He is excellent!
I would like to express about my special thanks and appreciation for Dr. Paul George kind his staff for their kindness. They are so helpful and professional. God bless you all.
I drive from Fresno to see Dr. George. He is worth the time & expense of the trip. Isa is also always very helpful.
Very good.
Dr. George was outstanding one of the BEST most impressed with expertise, knowledge, time spent answering questions.
Very friendly and informative.
Dr. George is a model doctor not I only am I assured that he attends to the technical tests with his expertise, I am grateful that he is an excellent listener.
Dr. George is excellent. Lucky to be his patient.
This was the first time I met Dr. George and I was very pleased with the visit. He was knowledgeable and caring and had very good communication with me
I came with 10 questions. Dr. George gave me answers to all of them. I'm satisfied with his answers.
Excellent doctor & staff excellent care.
My experience at Stanford was very good & I have the greatest confidence in the DOCTOR & nurses.
Everyon was very professional..
Excellent experience, excellent doctor!
Dr. George is excellent!
Dr. George & his staff have been very patient and explained our options well. I've already answered many of these before in this survey.
All the drs. at Stanford have been good this dr. is very good.
Experience was very good.
Dr. George is great. Well worth the 4 hours drive to see.
Provider to extra time & explained what & why he wanted MRI's & answered our questions.
Very good since Dr. George clarified I did not have a TIA, although for 3 months prior my family dr. informed me of the TIA - What a relief to know I'm in good health.

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