Philip B. Gorelick, MD, MPH

AUGUST 30, 2019

As a youth, Philip B. Gorelick, MD, MPH, always had an interest in science, which helped him gravitate toward a career in medicine. Today, he’s a successful neurologist, faculty and leader in the field. Among his roles, Dr. Gorelick currently serves as a Chief Medical Officer at Thorek Memorial Hospital and is on the research faculty in neurology in the Davee Department of Neurology at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, both in Chicago.

Outside the Windy City, Dr. Gorelick can be found teaching neuroanatomy at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan and as a member of the Department of Translational Science and Molecular Medicine at Michigan State University. He is also an international fellow at the Population Health Research Institute at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

But Dr. Gorelick isn’t all work – he makes time for trips to child-friendly areas of the Midwest and beyond with his wife, close family and four grandchildren, ages one to six.

He appreciates SCNS because it provides “an excellent venue for communication with colleagues about neurologic practice, an opportunity to rekindle old friendships, and an atmosphere of fellowship that is practically non-existent at most national level education meetings.”

If you want to read up on some of Dr. Gorelick’s research before the 2020 get together, a sample of his recent publications include:

Gorelick PB. The global burden of stroke: persistent and disabling. Lancet Neurol 2019; 18: 417-18.

Goshgarian C, Gorelick PB. Perspectives on the relation of blood pressure and cognition in the elderly. Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine 2019; 20: 12-18.

Bornstein NM, Saver JL, Diener H-C, Gorelick PB, et al. Sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation to augment cerebral blood flow. A randomized, sham-controlled trial. Stroke 2019; DOI: 10.116/STROKE AHA118.024582.

Finally, I bet you didn’t know that your SCNS President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer played on his high school’s state championship soccer team in Evanston, Illinois.