Chitra Venkatasubramanian, MBBS, MD, MSc.

Neurocritical care specialist, Stroke and vascular neurologist

Bio:   Dr. Venkatasubramanian is a board certified neurologist, vascular neurologist and neurocriticial care physician. She completed her residency training in internal medicine from India and neurology residency and stroke/neurocritical care fellowships at Stanford University Medical Center. She holds a Masters degree in Clinical Trials from University of London. She has been on faculty since 2007. Her primary focus is the clinical care of neurologically critically ill patients in the intensive care unit and patients with acute stroke and TIA in the inpatient stroke unit. In addition, she sees patients with stroke and neurovascular diseases in her stroke clinic as well as patients discharged from the neurological ICU. Her main interests are in brain hemorrhage, unusual and rare causes of stroke, cerebral venous thrombosis and anticoagulation management after strokes.
Her research focuses on the study of brain edema and tissue perfusion in intracerebral hemorrhage using novel MRI techniques and biomarkers. She is the Stanford prinicipal investigator for several clinical trials in intracerebral hemorrhage. She is happily married and has two young boys. She enjoys cooking, yoga and coaching her son for spelling and geography bees.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Neurocritical Care Program

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Neurocritical Care, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties
  • Internship: Kaiser Permanente/Santa Clara (2002) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2006) CA
  • Residency: Coimbatore Medical College (1999) India
  • Board Certification, American Society of Neuroimaging, Neurosonology (2010)
  • Board Certification: Vascular Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2008)
  • Board Certification, United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties, Neurocritical Care (2007)
  • Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2007)
  • Residency: Stanford University Medical Center (2005) CA
  • Medical Education: Coimbatore Medical College (1999) India
  • M.B.B.S., Dr MGR Medical University India, Medicine (1996)

Honors & Awards

  • Gold Medal in Pathology, Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists (1993)
  • Gold Medal for "Best Outgoing Student in M.B.B.S", Indian Medical Association (1996)
  • Gold Medal in Cardiology, Cardiological and Electrophysiological Society of India (1999)
  • Fellowship Award for Clinical Research, Neurocritical Care Society (2005)

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