OUR PEOPLE

Bruce Ovbiagele, M.D., M.Sc., M.A.S., M.B.A., M.L.S.

Professor
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
School of Medicine
4150 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121
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Education and Training

Yale University, New Haven, Executive Certificate - Global Leadership

Washington University, St. Louis, M.L.S. - Law

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, M.B.A. - Business

University of Lagos, Lagos, M.D. - Medicine

University of California, Los Angeles, Fellowship - Vascular Neurology

University of California, San Diego, M.A.S. - Healthcare Leadership

University of California, Irvine, Residency - General Neurology

University of California, Los Angeles, M.Sc. - Clinical Research

Harvard University, Boston, Executive Certificate - Public Leadership

Charles Drew University, Los Angeles, Internships - Internal Medicine & Psychiatry

Awards and Honors

Elected Fellow | 2003
Elected Fellow, American Heart Association, 2003
American Heart Association

National Service Award “for commitment and dedication to the Power to End Stroke Campaign" | 2006
National Service Award “for commitment and dedication to the Power to End Stroke Campaign", American Stroke Association, 2006
American Stroke Association

Michael Pessin Stroke Leadership Research Award | 2008
Michael Pessin Stroke Leadership Research Award, American Academy of Neurology, 2008
American Academy of Neurology

Selected Fellow, Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum | 2009
Selected Fellow, Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum, American Academy of Neurology, 2009
American Academy of Neurology

Elected Fellow | 2011
Elected Fellow, American Neurological Association, 2011
American Neurological Association

Elected Fellow | 2011
Elected Fellow, American Academy of Neurology, 2011
American Academy of Neurology

Visiting Professorship to Morehouse School of Medicine | 2011
Visiting Professorship to Morehouse School of Medicine, American Academy of Neurology, 2011
American Academy of Neurology

Roxana Todd Hodges Stroke Prevention Lecture | 2012
Roxana Todd Hodges Stroke Prevention Lecture, University of Southern California, 2012
University of Southern California

Admiral Paul E. Pihl Endowed Professorship | 2012
Admiral Paul E. Pihl Endowed Professorship, Medical University of South Carolina, 2012-2018
Medical University of South Carolina

Elected Member | 2014
Elected Member, South Carolina Liberty Fellowship, 2014
South Carolina Liberty Fellowship

Elected Fellow | 2014
Elected Fellow, European Stroke Organization, 2014
European Stroke Organization

Elected Member | 2014
Elected Member, Aspen Global Leadership Network, 2014
Aspen Global Leadership Network

Elected Fellow | 2015
Elected Fellow, American Association for Physician Leadership, 2015
American Association for Physician Leadership

Elected Fellow | 2016
Elected Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London, 2016
Royal College of Physicians, London

Elected Honorary Member | 2016
Elected Honorary Member, Korean Stroke Society, 2016
Korean Stroke Society

Adjunct Professor | 2016
Adjunct Professor, Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016
Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Adjunct Professor | 2016
Adjunct Professor, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China, 2016
Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

Chair | 2016
Chair, International Stroke Conference, 2016-2018
International Stroke Conference

Selected Fellow, Council of Deans | 2017
Selected Fellow, Council of Deans, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2017
Association of American Medical Colleges

Adjunct Professor | 2018
Adjunct Professor, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, 2018
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Elected Fellow | 2018
Elected Fellow, African Academy of Sciences, 2018
African Academy of Sciences

Adjunct Professor | 2019
Adjunct Professor, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2019
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Elected Fellow | 2019
Elected Fellow, Nigerian Academy of Science, 2019
Nigerian Academy of Science

Elected Fellow | 2021
Elected Fellow, World Stroke Organization, 2021
World Stroke Organization

Affiliated Faculty | 2021
Affiliated Faculty, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, 2021
Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco

Elected Member | 2021
Elected Member, National Academy of Medicine, 2021
National Academy of Medicine

C Miller Fisher Visiting Professorship | 2021
C Miller Fisher Visiting Professorship, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2021
Massachusetts General Hospital

Affiliated Faculty | 2021
Affiliated Faculty, Institute for Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, 2021
Institute for Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

Elected Member | 2021
Elected Member, Association of American Physicians, 2021
Association of American Physicians

William Feinberg Award and Lectureship | 2021
William Feinberg Award and Lectureship, American Stroke Association, 2021
American Stroke Association

Scientific Sessions Stroke Council Award and Lectureship | 2021
Scientific Sessions Stroke Council Award and Lectureship, American Heart Association, 2021
American Heart Association

Ron Haddock International Impact Award | 2021
Ron Haddock International Impact Award, American Heart Association, 2021
American Heart Association

Elected Member | 2021
Elected Member, American Clinical and Climatological Association, 2021
American Clinical and Climatological Association

Elected Fellow | 2021
Elected Fellow, Academy of Medicine Specialties of Nigeria, 2021
Academy of Medicine Specialties of Nigeria

Elected Fellow | 2022
Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Public Health, 2022
Royal Society of Public Health

Meritorious Achievement Award | 2022
Meritorious Achievement Award, National Medical Association, 2022
National Medical Association

100 Nigerians Leading Transformational Change | 2022
100 Nigerians Leading Transformational Change, CHANGEMAKERS: Profiles and Biographies, 2022
CHANGEMAKERS: Profiles and Biographies

Audrey Penn Award and Lectureship | 2022
Audrey Penn Award and Lectureship, American Neurological Association, 2022
American Neurological Association

Mridha Spirit of Neurology Humanitarian Award | 2022
Mridha Spirit of Neurology Humanitarian Award, American Brain Foundation, 2022
American Brain Foundation

Robert Wartenberg Award and Lectureship | 2022
Robert Wartenberg Award and Lectureship, American Academy of Neurology, 2022
American Academy of Neurology
Overview
The programmatic focus of my research is the development, dissemination and translation into clinical practice and community settings, of evidence-based behavioral interventions to improve outcomes for vulnerable populations (race-ethnic minorities, rural dwellers, military veterans, people residing in low- to middle- income countries) with or at risk for stroke. I am also committed to helping to train, mentor, and inspire people from groups who are under-represented in medicine (Black/African American, Hispanic, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, Native Alaskan, Hawaiian, persons from low socioeconomic backgrounds of any race-ethnicity, and individuals with disabilities) to conduct high-quality neurological research and develop successful academic careers.