Patrick Reynolds MD

Wake Forest University

Dr. Reynolds completed his undergraduate training at Tennessee Technological University with a major in chemistry. While an undergraduate he completed four years of radiochemistry research and has a distinction of being trained in the obscure art of solvent extraction of tri-valent lanthanide, rare-earth metals. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He completed his internal medicine internship and neurology residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in 1995 and a two-year fellowship in cerebrovascular disease and neurosonology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1997. After fellowship, Dr. Reynolds then joined the faculty as a stroke neurologist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. In Mississippi he was active in the care of stroke patients and in clinical trials of acute stroke therapies and secondary prevention of stroke. He was director of 3rd and 4th year medical student education in Neurology and helped administer the neurology residency program. He was a member of the executive board of the Mississippi Stroke Education Consortium and was active in stroke education throughout the state of Mississippi. Dr. Reynolds joined the neurology faculty of Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1999. He is an Associate Professor specializing in stroke and cerebrovascular disease and neurosonology. His research interests include acute stroke therapy trials and secondary stroke prevention trials. He has served as a sub-investigator or principle investigator for numerous clinical stroke trials. He is currently the local principle investigator for the NIH/NINDS POINT Trial (A trial on prevention of recurrent stroke after TIA or minor stroke) and an investigator in the CLOTBUSTER and CLEAR trials. Dr. Reynolds is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and subspecialty certification in Vascular Neurology. He holds certification in Neurosonology from the American Society of Neuroimaging. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and is a Fellow of the Stroke Council of the American Stroke Association. Dr. Reynolds is dedicated to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate medical education, and he was a member of the Wake Forest University Medical Foundation Distinguished Teaching Scholars program. In addition, he is heavily involved in medical education as one of the medical school's Core Education Faculty and is a member of the Year 1 Administrative team overseeing all aspects of the first year of the medical school curriculum. He has been chosen twice the recipient of the Friend of Students Award in 2005 and 2007 by the students of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and was the recipient of the Clinical Teacher of the year Award from the Class of 2013. He is the faculty adviser for the Wake Forest University School of Medicine's chapter of the AAN's SIGN (students interested in going into the neurosciences) organization. He especially enjoys teaching about stroke, general neurology and neurovascular ultrasound. Dr. Reynolds has been the Neurology Residency Program Director for the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology since 2000, and is an active member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee of Wake Forest Baptist Health. He was the recipient of the 2012 Consortium of Neurology Program Directors Recognition Award. On a national level, he is a member of the Graduate Education Subcommittee (GES) of the American Academy of Neurology and he is an active member of the Consortium of Neurology Program Directors. Dr. Reynolds is also an active participant in an international consortium of medical educators known as the M.I.A.M.I. (Miami International Alliance for Medical-Education Innovation) group, which meets several times each year at the Center for Research in Medical Education at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Outside of the Medical Center, Dr. Reynolds enjoys spending as much free time as possible with his wife (an infectious diseases physician) and nine-year old son. He also enjoys outdoor activities and especially likes to go mountain biking in the summer (with several broken bones to show for it) and snow skiing in the winter. Dr. Reynolds is an active member of the Medical Center’s Cycling team and helps recruit participants and rides in several fund-raising charity rides each year. He is the captain of the medical center cycling team for the NC Stroke Association’s yearly fundraising ride, The Cycle for Life. In 2005 he was talked into participating in a triathlon and is now officially hooked on the sport and is an active participant in several races each year. He is planning on completing his first ½ Ironman this fall.