Lee Schwamm, MD

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CCC Telemedicine Specialist

Dr. Lee Schwamm is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Vice Chairman of Neurology at the Harvard Partners, where he is the Director of Acute Stroke Services. He also acts as Director of the Partners TeleStroke Center, a network which currently provides acute stroke consultation services to 27 rural and community hospitals in Massachusetts and Northern New England. His clinical interests are in Cerebrovascular Diseases, Intensive Care Medicine, Brain Imaging and Applied Healthcare Technology. Dr. Schwamm is a recognized leader in the field on the acute stroke treatment, stroke advocacy, and in the use of telemedicine and other technology strategies to improve the quality of stroke care. He has played a pivotal role in the development and leadership of the American Heart Association's National "Get With the Guidelines-Stroke" program, and is a member of the GWTG Steering Committee & Science Subcommittees; as well as the AHA committees on Stroke Secondary Prevention, and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification. As a consultant to the Massachusetts Dept of Public Health and technical expert to the CDC's Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry, he has provided medical leadership for the MA statewide acute stroke center licensure system and has served as an expert on stroke performance measures for the National Quality Forum.

Dr. Schwamm graduated from the Harvard Medical School in 1991 and completed his neurologic training and NeuroCritical Care & Cerebrovascular fellowships at the Harvard Partners. Dr. Schwamm's research has been funded by Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, the Aetna Foundation, Dana Foundation, NIH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, CIMIT and the Department of the Army.