Magdy H. Selim MD, PhD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

Magdy Selim, MD, PhD, is the Chief of the Division of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, and the Co-Director of the Stroke Center at BIDMC. He is also Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Selim graduated from Alexandria University School of Medicine in Egypt before completing his PhD in neuroscience at North Eastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale, residency training in Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and Vascular Neurology Fellowship at BIDMC.

Dr. Selim joined the Neurology faculty at BIDMC in 2003, where he became immersed in the clinical practice and research of stroke. In addition to his multiple administrative responsibilities, Dr. Selim is well recognized in the stroke field for his excellence as a clinician, an educator, and a researcher. He is a fellow of the American Stroke Association, the European Stroke Organization, and the American Neurological Association. Currently, he serves as the co-editor of the controversies section of the STROKE journal. Dr. Selim serves on a number of international review panels and the National Institutes of Health and Neurological Disorders and Stroke study sections.

Dr. Selim is well known nationally and internationally for his expertise and innovative research in brain hemorrhage. He served as a member of the writing group of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines on the management of intracerebral hemorrhage, and Chair for the intracerebral hemorrhage category of the International Stroke Conference. Dr. Selim is the founder and Co-Chair of the first HEmorrhagic Academia inDuStry (HEADS) roundtable meeting; a think tank meeting of renowned researchers in brain hemorrhage with their colleagues in pharmaceutical and device companies, and representatives from the National Institute of Health and federal regulatory agencies such as the FDA in order to streamline research on brain hemorrhage and to expedite research and development of new therapies.

Dr. Selim receives research support from the National Institutes of Health and Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the American Heart Association. He published more than 198 papers, co-authored 25 chapters, and edited two books on Stroke and Neurological Emergencies.