Wendy C. Ziai MD

Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Ziai is Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Anesthesia/Critical Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. As a recipient of the American Academy of Neurology Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship Award she has pursued research in mechanisms of injury and recovery in intracerebral hemorrhage with a specific interest in the acute management of intraventricular hemorrhage. As Safety Committee Chair for the NIH sponsored MISTIE and CLEAR trials investigating minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques to treat hemorrhagic stroke, she has developed clinical trials methodology in the safety management of high acuity brain injured patients. A related focus of Dr. Ziai’s research pertains to the role of the inflammatory response in intracerebral and intraventricular hemorrhage. She leads a multicenter sub study investigating the temporal profile of central nervous system and peripheral inflammatory markers in patients treated with minimally invasive surgery in the MISTIE III trial and the impact of clot reduction. This study is currently supported by the NIH funded MISTIE trial for which Johns Hopkins is the coordinating center. Dr. Ziai is Fellowship program Director for the Johns Hopkins University Neurocritical Care Fellowship program and Co-Director of the Bayview Medical Center Neurocritical Care Unit. She also directs the Neurovascular Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has been on the Board of directors of the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) and is currently Chair of the NCRC Grants Committee for the NCS. She has mentored numerous Neurocritical Care fellows. As an expert on multiple types of brain injury she has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals.