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Jose Ignacio Suarez, M.D.

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  • Director, Division of Neurosciences Critical Care
  • Professor of Neurology

Languages: English, Spanish


Acute Stroke Care, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Ischemic Heart Disease, Moyamoya Disease, Stroke, Stroke Imaging, Stroke Prevention, Stroke Recovery, Stroke Rehabilitation, Transient Ischemic Attack more


Dr. Jose I. Suarez graduated from Javeriana University School of Medicine in Bogota, Colombia. He subsequently trained in Internal Medicine in Bogota and at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City and then completed his neurology residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH followed by a fellowship in neurocritical care and stroke at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD (USA). After completion of his training Dr. Suarez joined the faculty at the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Case Western Reserve University where he became the Maxine Stone and John A Flower Chair of acute neurology. He then became the head of vascular neurology and neurocritical care and a tenured professor of neurology and neurosurgery at the Baylor College of Medicine and the CHI Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, TX (USA) from 02/2007 – 07/2017. He is currently professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, neurology and neurosurgery and director of the Neurocritical Care Division at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. more


  • Director, Division of Neurosciences Critical Care
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Professor of Neurosurgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana-Facultad de Medicina (1983)


  • Medicine; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana-Facultad de Medicina (1990)
  • Neurology; University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (1996)


  • Neurocritical Care Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1998)

Board Certifications

  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry)

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