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Marion S. Buckwalter

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology and of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Neurology and Neurological Sciences 300 Pasteur Dr A343 MC 5235 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 723-4448 Fax (650) 723-4451
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 724-9098
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Neurology
  • Neurologic Critical Care

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

Internship: Univ of California San Francisco CA (1997)
Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center CA (2002)
Residency: UCSF Medical Center CA (2000)
Board Certification: United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Neurocritical Care (2008)
Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2001)
Medical Education: University of Michigan School of Medicine MI (1996)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

The goal of the Buckwalter Lab is to improve how people recover after a stroke. We use basic research to understand the cells, proteins, and genes that lead to successful recovery of function, and also how complications develop that impact quality of life after stroke. Ongoing projects are focused on understanding how inflammatory responses are regulated after a stroke and how to make recovery faster and better after stroke. With our collaborator Dr. Longo we have discovered a new drug that improves the speed and degree of recovery when mice are given the drug beginning three days after stroke. Developing it in animals to a point where it can be tried in people is a top priority. In terms of inflammation, we study how cells in the brain called astrocytes influence swelling and tissue cleanup after a stroke, and how similar cells in the lung influence stroke-induced immune insufficiency, which is a primary cause of pneumonias in stroke patients.


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