Riad Ramadan, MD graduated from the American University of Beirut's Faculty of Medicine in Lebanon. He went on to complete his residency in Neurology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, where he became chief resident in his last year of training. Interested in critical care medicine and specifically cerebrovascular diseases, Dr. Ramadan finished a one-year clinical/research fellowship at the University of Texas at Houston under the mentorship of Drs. James Grotta and Sean Savitz. Currently, he is a two-year neurocritical care fellow at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Ramadan’s research interests lie within risk factor modification and critical care management of ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. With his team at UT Houston, he designed and conducted a prospective study investigating the agreement between vascular neurologists in deciding to treat acute ischemic strokes with intravenous tPA and intra-arterial thrombectomy. Under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Stevens at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Ramadan is currently studying the link between the gut microbial flora and ischemic strokes.