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Argye Beth Hillis, M.D., M.A.

Professor Dr. Argye Hillis photo
Department of Neurology
Executive Vice Chair,
Department of Neurology
Co-Director, Cerebrovascular Division 


A speech-language pathologist before she became a physician, Dr. Argye Hillis specializes in language and cognitive problems that can result from stroke, brain injuries and dementia.

She is co-editor in chief of Behavioural Neurology, has served as associate editor of Brain, Annals of Neurology, Aphasiology, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Neurocase, Cognitive Neuropsychology, and Language and Cognitive Processes, and serves on the editorial board of Brain and Language. She was the 2003 recipient of the Derek Denny Brown Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association and the Norman Geschwind Award in Behavioral Neurology from the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Hillis is a professor of neurology, with joint faculty appointments in physical medicine and rehabilitation and in cognitive science. She is executive vice chair of the Department of Neurology, director of the neurology residency program, and the co-director of the cerebrovascular division.

Dr. Hillis earned her master’s degree in speech-language pathology at The George Washington University in 1982. After earning her medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1995, she completed residencies in internal medicine and neurology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.