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Eric Matthew Aldrich, M.D., Ph.D.

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Director of Inpatient Neurological Services

Associate Professor of Neurology


Expertise: Cerebrovascular Diseases, Neurology, Stroke

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Howard County General Hospital


5755 Cedar Lane Columbia, MD 21044 map

Phone: 410-740-7890


Eric Aldrich, M.D., Ph.D. is the director of Inpatient Neurological Services and medical director of the HCGH Stroke Center. He does not currently see patients who are not in the hospital.

At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Aldrich developed The Johns Hopkins Hospital Stroke Center and served as its medical director for 10 years. In addition, he was the physician adviser for the Department of Neurology. Between 2010 and 2016, he served as the vice president of medical affairs at Howard County General Hospital, also helping to establish its local stroke program. Dr. Aldrich is a strong advocate for improving the quality of care and life for stroke patients and their families. more


  • Director of Inpatient Neurological Services
  • Medical Director, HCGH Stroke Center
  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Joint Appointment in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD, The George Washington University School of Medicine (1991)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurology (1995)


  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (1997)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology / Neurology (1999)

Videos & Media

The Stroke Program at Howard County General Hospital

Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment

Stroke Risk Factors and Symptoms

Stroke Symptoms and the Importance of 9-1-1

What Should You do if You Suspect a Stroke?

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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