Walter J. Koroshetz, MD

Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dr. Koroshetz serves as Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke since 2015. He joined NINDS in 2007 as Deputy Director and has held leadership roles in a number of NIH and NINDS programs including co-leading the NIH’s BRAIN Initiative, the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience, the Helping to End Addiction Long Term (HEAL) Initiative, the Common Fund’s Undiagnosed Disease, and the Acute to Chronic Pain Transition programs. He was instrumental in founding the NIH Office of Emergency Care Research. Before joining NINDS, Dr. Koroshetz served as a neurologist at the Mass General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. He was Vice Chair of the neurology service and Director of stroke and neurointensive care services at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He was a professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and a leader in neurology resident training at MGH and Partners Neurology between 1990 and 2007.