Steven Kittner, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Steven J. Kittner received his B.A. in Psychology from Brown University, a M.D. in Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.P.H. in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
The application of epidemiological principles to neurologic problems has been the common theme of Dr. Kittner’s research activities. Current activities include:Epidemiology and outcome studies of recovery after stroke
Maintaining a 46-hospital research consortium in the Baltimore-Washington area for the study of ethnic differences in stroke risk and risk factors for stroke in young adults, including genetic risk factors.
Participation in a national study of siblings with ischemic stroke to support linkage studies for the identification of new genes related to stroke.
A randomized clinical trial of medical management versus catheter closure for treatment of patent foramen ovale-associated stroke in young adults.