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

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, American Heart Association, 2003

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

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

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

Elected Fellow, American Neurological Association, 2011

Elected Fellow, American Academy of Neurology, 2011

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

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

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

Elected Member, South Carolina Liberty Fellowship, 2014

Elected Fellow, European Stroke Organization, 2014

Elected Member, Aspen Global Leadership Network, 2014

Elected Fellow, American Association for Physician Leadership, 2015

Elected Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London, 2016

Honorary Life Member, Korean Stroke Society, 2016

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

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

Chair, International Stroke Conference, 2016-2018

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

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

Elected Fellow, African Academy of Sciences, 2018

Adjunct Professor, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2019

Elected Fellow, Nigerian Academy of Science, 2019

Elected Member, American Academy of Neurology Board of Directors, 2020

Elected Fellow, World Stroke Organization, 2021

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

Elected Member, National Academy of Medicine, 2021

C Miller Fisher Visiting Professorship, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2021

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

Elected Member, Association of American Physicians, 2021

William Feinberg Award and Lectureship, American Stroke Association, 2021

Stroke Council Award and Lectureship, American Heart Association, 2021

Ron Haddock International Impact Award, American Heart Association, 2021

Elected Member, American Clinical and Climatological Association, 2021

Elected Fellow, Academy of Medicine Specialties of Nigeria, 2021

Elected Member, World Stroke Organization Board of Directors, 2022

Elected Fellow, The World Academy of Sciences, 2022

Honorary Life Member, Stroke Society of Australasia, 2022

Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Public Health, 2022

Meritorious Achievement Award, National Medical Association, 2022

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

Audrey Penn Award and Lectureship, American Neurological Association, 2022

Distinguished Scientist Award, American Heart Association, 2022

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

Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2022

Robert Wartenberg Award and Lectureship, American Academy of Neurology, 2022
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.