Clinical Vice Chair of Neurology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Neurology
Bayview Medical Center, B122b
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Dr. Rafael H. Llinas received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed a medical internship at the Boston City Hospital and was a neurology resident in the Harvard-Longwood neurology training program. Following his residency, he was a stroke and cerebrovascular disease fellow for two years at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard University.
Now an Associate Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Llinas serves as the Director of Cerebrovascular Neurology at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Director of the Intracerebral Hemorrhage Center at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and the Vice Chairman of Clinical Services and Quality for the Neurology Department at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His clinical interests include acute stroke treatments, neurovascular imaging, and migraine as related to cerebrovascular disease. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Neurology Residency Program.
Dr. Llinas was instrumental in establishing the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Stroke Center. In 2005, in recognition of the Stroke Center’s organizational efforts in stroke care, the institution was granted certification as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Bayview is currently being considered for certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.
Dr. Llinas has served as a mentor for many past and present residents, fellows, and junior faculty members. His current research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of superficial siderosis (Michael Levy, MD PhD), prediction of intracranial hemorrhage in patients following acute stroke and the role that modifiable risk factors such as renal failure may play (Elisabeth B. Marsh, MD), and vascular abnormalities associated with type I Neurofibromatosis.
Dr. Llinas currently sees patients at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Campus on Mondays and Wednesdays.
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Vascular Neurology