Jeffrey Saver, MD is Director of the UCLA Stroke Center and Professor of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Saver received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and is a graduate of the Harvard-Longwood Neurology Training Program, the University of Iowa Fellowship Program in Behavioral Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Brown University Fellowship Program in Vascular Neurology. An author or co-author of over 280 research articles, Dr. Saver’s research interests are in acute stroke treatment, stroke prevention, neuroimaging, clinical trial design, and neurocognitive consequences of stroke.
Dr. Saver is currently Chair of the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association, immediate past chair of the American Stroke Association’s Stroke Scientific Statement Oversight Committee, a past chair of the American Stroke Association Western States Stroke Task Force; principal investigator of the NIH-NINDS funded Field Administration of Stroke Magnesium (FAST-MAG) clinical trial; principal investigator of the NIH-NINDS UCLA Specialized Program of Translational Research in Acute Stroke; editorial board member for the journals Stroke, Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, Journal of Neuroimaging, and Reviews in Neurological Disease; associate editor of the online textbooks Medlink Neurobase and Emedicine Neurology; and Co-Chair of the UCLA Stroke PROTECT systematic secondary prevention program. He is on the national Steering Committee of the PFO RESPECT Trial.
Dr. Saver lives outside Los Angeles with his wife, a Professor of English Literature, and his son.