Bruce Ovbiagele, MD MSc MAS MBA

University of California, San Francisco

Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, MAS, MBA, is Professor of Neurology and Associate Dean at the University of San Francisco as well as Chief of Staff at the San Francisco VA Health Care System. He is a clinical epidemiologist and global health scholar, with a focus on reducing the burden of stroke. He maintains several National Institutes of Health-funded research programs focused on improving outcomes for those with, or at risk for, stroke, and in 2008, his work was recognized by the American Academy of Neurology with the Michael Pessin Stroke Research Leadership Award. He has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles and edited four textbooks. Dr. Ovbiagele is an elected fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, American Association for Physician Leadership, European Stroke Organization, and African Academy of Sciences.. He served as a member of the NINDS Advisory Council, NIH Council of Councils, and FDA Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee. Dr. Ovbiagele earned his M.D. from the University of Lagos, Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSc) from UCLA; Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) from UC San Diego, MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.