Dr. Argye Hillis
Director, Neurology Residency Program
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Neurology
Director, Cerebrovascular Division of Neurology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Neurology
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Argye E. Hillis, MD, MA is a Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, with joint faculty appointments in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hillis serves as the Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology, Director of the Neurology Residency Program, and the Director of the Cerebrovascular Division of Neurology at Johns Hopkins. She received her undergraduate training and master’s degree from George Washington University and medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prior to medical training and neurology residency, Dr. Hillis trained in the fields of speech-language pathology and cognitive neuropsychology, and conducted clinical research focusing on understanding and treating aphasia and hemispatial neglect. She has brought these areas of experience to impact on her clinical research in neurology, which involves cognitive and neuroimaging studies of aphasia and hemispatial neglect due to acute stroke and focal dementias.
Her current research combines longitudinal task-related and task-free functional imaging and structural imaging from the acute stage of stroke through the first year of recovery, with detailed cognitive and language assessments to improve our understanding how language and other cognitive functions recover after stroke. Her other avenue of research involves novel treatment studies and longitudinal imaging and language studies of Primary Progressive Aphasia. She has published extensively on these topics in journals and textbooks.
Dr. Hillis is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Behavioural Neurology and Associate Editor of Brain and Aphasiology and has served as Associate editor of Annals of Neurology, Nature Reviews Neurology, Neurocase, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Cognitive Neuropsychology, and Language and Cognitive Processes. Dr. Hillis was the 2003 recipient of the Derek Denny Brown Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association, the 2004 recipient of the Norman Geschwind Award in Behavioral Neurology from the American Academy of Neurology, and the 2007 recipient of the Yves and Justin Sergeant Award in Cognitive Neuroscience. Her current research is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NINDS and NIDCD).
Dr. Hillis currently sees patients at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in Baltimore on Fridays.
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology