Gretchen E. Tietjen MD

University of Toledo

Gretchen E. Tietjen is the Clare Martig Chair and Distinguished Professor of Neurology at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, and inaugural Director of the Promedica/University of Toledo Neuroscience Center. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees, and completed Neurology residency at the University of Michigan, before doing a two-year clinical and basic research fellowship in cerebrovascular disease, with additional training in headache medicine, at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Dr. Tietjen has been at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (formerly Medical College of Ohio) since 1996 and was the first Chair when the Department of Neurology was established 20 years ago. Under her leadership, the Department has established residency and fellowship programs, directed Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Centers, and developed a robust Neuro-interventional and telemedicine network. She continues to direct the Headache Treatment and Research Program, and her research encompasses epidemiology and mechanisms of the migraine-stroke relationship and includes the effects of childhood maltreatment on vascular biomarkers and early life stress in a basic model.