Brett M. Kissela, MD, MS, FAAN, is professor and chair of the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Since 2008, he has been co-director of the Stroke Recovery Center at Drake and a member of the University of Cincinnati Stroke team since 2000. He is fellowship-trained in vascular neurology and has extensive clinical trial experience in acute stroke treatment, prevention, and recovery trials. He is an internationally recognized expert on causes, outcomes, and recovery of stroke, with a special interest in the impact of diabetes on stroke and factors that influence stroke outcomes. He also participates in a variety of stroke recovery projects which look to improve recovery with the use of innovative techniques and devices. Honors and awards include the Cincinnati Business Courier's Forty Under 40 Award, Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize from the American Academy of Neurology, Alpha Omega Alpha membership, National Medical Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa, UC Faculty Senate Award, and has continuously been named as one of the Best Doctors in America (national surveys from Woodward-White and Best Doctors, Inc.).