Walter J. Koroshetz MD

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Walter Koroshetz is the Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). He works to advance the mission of the Institute, to improve fundamental knowledge about the brain and the nervous system, and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disorders. He joined NINDS as the Deputy Director in 2007. Before coming to NIH Dr. Koroshetz was a Harvard Professor of Neurology, Vice Chair of Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, director of Stroke and Neurointensive Care, and a member of the MGH Movement Disorders clinic. His research activities spanned basic neurobiology to clinical trials. He directed Neurology training at MGH for 16 years. A graduate of Georgetown University and University of Chicago Medical School Dr. Koroshetz specialized in Internal Medicine and Neurology.