Aaron S. Lord, MD, an expert in neurocritical care, has been appointed chief of neurology at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn. He was previously chief of neurocritical care at NYU School of Medicine and medical director of the neurosciences intensive care and intermediate care units at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital in Manhattan.
Dr. Lord will lead a program that was recognized for national clinical excellence. It is one of the few hospitals in the country to hold dual certification by The Joint Commission as both a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Stroke Rehabilitation Center.
“We have an excellent team of dedicated neurologists, neurosurgeons, rehabilitation specialists, and other healthcare professionals,” says Dr. Lord. “Along with our colleagues and the vast resources available at NYU Langone Health, our patients have the full benefit of world-class neurological care close to where they live.”
Dr. Lord, an assistant professor of neurology and neurosurgery at NYU School of Medicine, received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he trained in neurology and neurocritical care. He also holds a master’s degree in clinical investigation from NYU School of Medicine, with a particular interest in intracerebral hemorrhage, one the deadliest types of stroke. Currently, he is conducting a study on the brain’s role in incidents of infection in patients recovering from stroke.
“I have always been interested in how things work,” he says. “I endeavored to become a neurologist because there is no more complex part of the body to study than the brain.”
Dr. Lord opted to complete his medical internship at NYU School of Medicine because “it offered a postgraduate education setting like no other,” he says. “It was an opportunity to work with patients in both private and public hospital settings, and from all walks of life. It also exposed me to a wide variety of simple and complex ailments.”
The diversity and complexity of the Brooklyn population presents similar opportunities. “I look forward to bringing on additional specialists and growing the variety and depth of neurological diagnostic and treatment services,” says Dr. Lord.