Andria L. Ford MD, MSCI

Washington University in St. Louis

She is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine, with subspecialty training in vascular neurology. Dr. Ford has a scientific background in biomedical engineering, a clinical focus in cerebrovascular diseases, and a research interest in the pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention of ischemic stroke.  She carea for patients on the inpatient stroke service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, having grown the acute stroke infrastructure to ensure rapid and safe treatment with alteplase and endovascular neurointervention for many years.  Dr. Ford is the director of the Stroke Patient Access Core which oversees and recruits participants for enrollment in clinical trials. Over the past 10 years, she has studied cerebral blood flow and oxygen metabolism using MRI measurements across several disease settings including hyperacute ischemic stroke (NIH K23), pediatric sickle cell disease(NIH R01), and most recently cerebral small vessel disease.