The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Neurology
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Dr. Paul Nyquist received his medical degree and masters of public health degree from the George Washington University. After medical school, Dr. Nyquist completed his internal medicine internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Upon completion, he was trained as a Navy Second Class Deep Sea Diver, radiation health specialist and an Undersea Medical Officer. Dr. Nyquist was part of the United States Naval world wide dive watch and rendered on call medical advice for diving and decompression related injuries for the United States Navy.
Dr. Nyquist’s clinical neurological training includes a neurology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota as well as a senior staff clinical fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in the National Institutes of Neurological Diseases and Stroke in Bethesda, Maryland. He was a critical care medicine fellow in the ACGME accredited National Institutes of Health Critical Care Medicine program for 16 months. Dr. Nyquist then served as director of the stroke program at Inova Fairfax Hospital, assistant professor of Neurology at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School, and clinical assistant professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School. He completed his Neurocritical care fellowship training at Johns Hopkins and is now an Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology/Critical Care at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Nyquist has two roles – as an attending physician in the neurocritical care unit (NCCU) and as a member of the cerebrovascular team.
His research goal is to bridge the gap between clinical trials and bench top innovations. He has embraced a research strategy characterized by two features. The first is an ongoing interest in any translational research projects that incorporate well founded biological models into patient care in brain injury. He has a theoretical focus which emphasizes the role of inflammation in cerebrovascular disease with particular attention to the effects of inflammation on endothelial activation. His goal is to develop acute interventions that will improve outcomes in patients with acute brain injury of any type.
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and special certification in Neurovascular Neurology