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Seemant Chaturvedi
Professor of Neurology
(313) 745-1540; (313) 745-4275 (clinic)

Dr. Seemant Chaturvedi, M.D., FAHA, FAAN is Professor of Neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, completed medical school at the University of Connecticut, a neurology residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and a stroke fellowship at the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Chaturvedi has co-edited the books Transient Ischemic Attacks in 2004 and Carotid Artery Stenosis: Current and Emerging Treatments in 2005. He was chairman of the American Academy of Neurology carotid endarterectomy guidelines committee, with the guidelines published in 2005. He is currently on the steering committee of several stroke prevention studies. His research interests include carotid revascularization, intracranial atherosclerosis, and stroke in young adults.

Princeton University, AB, 1985

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, M.D., 1989


St. Francis Hospital; Hartford, CT 1990


University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 1993


University of Western Ontario (stroke fellowship), 1994


Carotid artery stenosis, intracranial atherosclerosis, stroke in young adults, stroke and hypercoagulable states


Sunbulli M, Van Stavern RB, Jacobs B, Chaturvedi S. Implications of the Leapfrog Initiative for carotid endarterectomy in
Michigan. Neurology 2004;63:590-591.

Betancourt M, Van Stavern RB, Share D, Gardella P, Martus M, Chaturvedi S. Are patients receiving maximal medical
therapy following carotid endarterectomy? Neurology 2004;63:2011-2015.

Chimowitz MI, Lynn M, Howlett-Smith H, Stern B, Hertzberg V, Frankel M, Levine SR, Chaturvedi S, et al., for the
Warfarin-Aspirin Symptomatic Intracranial Disease (WASID) Trial Investigators. New Engl J Med 2005;352:1305-1316.

Chaturvedi S. Has evidence changed practice? Appropriateness of carotid endarterectomy after the clinical trials.
Neurology 2007; 69: 224.

Chaturvedi S, Rothwell PM. Carotid artery stenosis: Current and emerging treatments. New York: Taylor and Francis,

Chaturvedi S, Levine SR. Transient Ischemic Attacks. Boston: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.

Rajamani K, Chaturvedi S. Surgery insight: carotid endarterectomy-which patients to treat and when? Nat Clin Prac
Cardiovasc Med 2007; 4: 621-629.

Chaturvedi S. Should stroke be considered both a brain attack and a heart attack? Stroke 2007; 38: 1713-14.

Chaturvedi S, Zivin J, Breazna A, Amarenco P, Callahan A, Goldstein LB, Hennerici M, Sillesen H, Rudolph A, Welch MA, for the SPARCL Investigators. Effect of atorvastatin in elderly patients with a recent stroke or transient ischemic attack. Neurology 2009; 72: 688-694.

Waddy S, Cotsonis G, Lynn MJ, Frankel MR, Chaturvedi S, Williams E, Chimowitz M. Racial differences in vascular risk factors and outcomes of patients with intracranial atherosclerotic arterial stenosis. Stroke 2009; 40: 719-725.

Rajamani K, Chaturvedi S, Levine SR, Homma S, Brey R, Tilley B, Sacco R, Thompson JLP, Mohr JP. Role of patent foramen ovale, antiphospholipid antibodies, and cardiac valve thickening in predicting subsequent vascular events: the PICSS-APASS study. Stroke 2009; 40: 2337-2342.

Kapadia M, Mehri-Basha M, Madhavan R, Rajamani K, Chaturvedi S. High rate of inappropriate carotid endarterectomy in an urban medical center. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2009; J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 18: 277-80

Gray W, Chaturvedi S, Verta P. Thirty-day outcomes for carotid artery stenting in 6320 patients from two prospective, multicenter, high surgical risk registries. Circ Cardiovasc Intervent 2009; 2: 159-166

Mahajan N, Ganguly J, Simegn M, Bhattacharya P, Shankar L, Madhavan R, Chaturvedi S, Ramappa P, Afonso L. Predictors of stroke in patients with severe systolic dysfunction in sinus rhythm: Role of echocardiography. Int J Cardiol 2009; June 9 (ePub)

Rajamani K, Millis S, Watson S, Mada F, Salowich-Palm L, Hinton S, Chaturvedi S. Thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke in Joint Commission-certified and -noncertified hospitals in Michigan. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2011 Aug 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Kuruvilla A, Bhattacharya P, Rajamani K, Chaturvedi S. Factors Associated with Misdiagnosis of Acute Stroke in Young Adults. J Stroke Cerebrovasc  Dis 2010 Aug 17 [Epub ahead of print]

Gray WA, Rosenfield KA, Jaff MR, Chaturvedi S, Peng L, Verta P, on behalf of the CAPTURE 2 Investigators and Executive Committee. Influence of site and operator characteristics on carotid artery stent outcomes: Analysis of the CAPTURE 2 clinical study. JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2011; 4: 235-246

Bhattacharya P, Khanal D, Madhavan R, Chaturvedi S. Why do ischemic stroke and TIA patients get readmitted? J Neurol Sci 2011; 307: 50-54

Rajamani K, Watson S, Millis S, Mada F, Salowich-Palm L, Hinton S, Chaturvedi S. Thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke in Joint commission certified and non-certified hospitals in Michigan. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2011 (Aug 16 Epub)

Xavier AR, Tiwari A, Purai N, Rayes M, Pandey P, Kansara A, Narayanan S, Chaturvedi S. Safety and efficacy of intracranial stenting for acute ischemic stroke beyond 8 h of onset. J Neurointerv Surg 2011 (Apr 28 Epub)

Bhattacharya P, Mada F, Salowich-Palm L, Hinton S, Millis S, Watson SR, Chaturvedi S, Rajamani K. Are racial disparities in stroke care still prevalent in certified stroke centers? J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2011; Nov 10 EPub

Nagaraja N, Bhattacharya P, Mada F, Salowich-Palm L, Hinton S, Millis S, Watson SR, Chaturvedi S, Rajamani K. Gender based differences in acute stroke care in Michigan hospitals. J Neurol Sci 2012 (in press).

Bhattacharya P, Chaturvedi S. Intensive medical therapy for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. Curr Cardiol Rep 2011; 13: 18-23

Chaturvedi S, Greenberg S. Intracerebral hematoma expansion: Making predictions (about the future). Neurology 2011; 76: 1204-05

Rajamani K, Chaturvedi S. Stroke prevention: Surgical and interventional approaches to carotid stenosis. Neurotherapeutics 2011; 8:
Chaturvedi S, Bhattacharya P. New insights in antiplatelet therapy for patients with ischemic stroke. Neurologist 2011; 17: 255-62.
Bhattacharya P, Chaturvedi S. Dyslipidemia management. CONTINUUM Secondary Stroke Prevention. 2011; 17: 1242-54.

Creager MA, Belkin M, Bluth EI, Casey DE, Chaturvedi S, Dake MD, Fleg JL, Hirsch AT. 2012 ACCF/AHA key data elements and definitions for peripheral atherosclerotic vascular disease. Circulation 2012 Epub December 5

Awards & Honors
  • Dr. Chaturvedi, M.D., FAAN, FAHA, professor of Neurology and Director of the WSU/DMC Stroke Program was elected president of the Michigan Neurological Association in 2009 for a two-year term.
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America and Best Doctors in Michigan
  • Appointed Medical Director of Michigan Stroke Network in 2010
  • In 2011 he was reappointed to the editorial board of Stroke and is a member of the editorial board of Neurology
Other Information

New research funded in 2010

A Novel Approach to Stroke Prevention. Sponsor: Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan. Seemant Chaturvedi, PI.

A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Parallel Group, Multi-Center, Multi-National Study for Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety of DU-176B vs Warfarin in Subjects with Atrial Fibrillation. Sponsor: Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Debelopment. Seemant Chaturvedi, PI.