Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Radiology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
F.M. Kirby Center for Functional Brain Imaging, Kennedy Krieger Institute
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Appointment Phone: 410-955-2611
Robert Stevens, MD, is an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine with appointments in Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Radiology. He received his degree in medicine from the University of Geneva and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Geneva and Johns Hopkins University. At Johns Hopkins, he received advanced training in image acquisition and analysis. Dr Stevens’ group seeks to generate a comprehensive anatomical and functional map of neural injury and repair following insults such as trauma, stroke, anoxia, and sepsis. Several projects have evaluated the relationship between critical illness and central or peripheral nervous system dysfunction. Ongoing projects deploy quantitative brain mapping to probe recovery of consciousness and of cognitive function in patients who have experienced acute neurologic insults from trauma, stroke, cardiac arrest and sepsis. Dr Stevens is the Principal Investigator in a study funded by the Brain Science Institute to track recovery following severe TBI using multiparametric MRI and tablet-based neuropsychological assessments. He leads the Neuroimaging for Coma Emergence and Recovery (NICER) project, a multi-site prospective observational cohort study of patients with severe traumatic brain injury who are serially evaluated with MRI and detailed cognitive phenotype analysis. The overarching goal is to generate transformative interventions for neurological recovery.