Dr. Souvik Sen is passionate about stroke care and has made it his lifelong mission to use his clinical expertise and research endeavors to aid in the eradication and prevention of stroke. He is an expert in stroke treatment and research; his research focuses on understanding stroke risk factors and developing new approaches for treatment and prevention. His specific interests include acute stroke treatment and cardio-embolic strokes caused by blood clots that develop in the heart and travel to the brain.
In 2011, Dr. Sen succeeded in establishing the first a Joint Commission–certified stroke center in the South Carolina Midlands at Palmetto Health, one of the state’s largest health systems. The Joint Commission is a highly respected accrediting body whose certifications recognize the gold standard in stroke care providers.
The National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association have funded Dr. Sen’s research. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and most recently served on the committee for Thoracic Aortic Disease guidelines sponsored by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He is board certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology.
Prior to accepting his SmartState Endowed Chair, Dr. Sen was the Founding Director of the nationally recognized University of North Carolina Stroke Center in Chapel Hill, NC.