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Elisabeth Breese Marsh, M.D.

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Associate Director, Neurology Residency Program

Associate Professor of Neurology


Expertise: Cerebrovascular Diseases, Neurology, Stroke

Research Interests: Stroke; Intracranial hemorrhage

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Appointment Phone: 410-550-0630

4940 Eastern Avenue
301 Mason F. Lord Drive Suite 2108
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0630
Fax: 410-550-0539

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Appointment Phone: 410-614-2381

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Phipps Suite 446
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-2381
Fax: 410-955-0672


Dr. Elisabeth Marsh clinical interest is in cerebrovascular neurology, and clinical research in stroke and intracranial hemorrhage. Her clinical responsibilities include attending on the inpatient Stroke Service at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and inpatient Neurology Service at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.


In 2014, Dr. Marsh was named the Medical Director of the Stroke Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She implemented the Bayview Stroke Intervention Clinic (BaSIC), a multi-disciplinary follow-up clinic designed to promote patient follow-up, reduce hospital readmission rates, and enhance post-stroke recovery. Her current focus is on the under-reported neurologic deficits (particularly with respect to depression, fatigue, and cognition) that significantly impair long-term functional outcome and patient satisfaction, despite scores on metrics such as the NIH stroke scale that indicate a “good recovery”. She leads a team of vascular neurologists, emergency medicine physicians, neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, neurointensivists, and rehabilitation specialists, who work together to provide the highest level of care to all stroke patients, resulting in better functional outcomes and improved quality of life.


She is also interested in predictors of hemorrhagic transformation following ischemic stroke. Through multivariable regression she created a model that predicts rate of hemorrhagic transformation in patients with acute stroke on anticoagulation, the Hemorrhage Risk Stratification (HeRS) score. The tool is available for free through Apple by searching 'Johns Hopkins HeRS score' in the App Store. more


  • Associate Director, Neurology Residency Program
  • Director, The Stroke Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview
  • Associate Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2007)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurology (2011)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurology (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Neurology-General (2011)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Vascular Neurology (2012, 2017)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Intracerebral hemorrhage, or bleeding in the brain, is a devastating neurological event. Hemorrhages can be large (hemorrhagic stroke), often occurring in people with high blood pressure, and resulting in disability or death in up to 50% of cases; or tiny (cerebral microbleeds), leading to progressive problems with thinking and memory. Dr. Marsh’s research focuses on identifying the modifiable risk factors that are most closely associated with intracerebral hemorrhage, with the long-term goal of targeting ‘at risk’ patients for prevention. The studies include the following:

Activities & Honors


  • Clinician Scientist Award, Johns Hopkins , 2012

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Keeping Previous Stroke Patients from Becoming Inpatients, NeuroNow (Spring 2015)

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