Dr. Robert Stevens is a fellowship-trained, board-certified specialist in critical care medicine, neurocritical care, and anesthesiology. He serves as an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with appointments in Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology. His areas of clinical expertise include critical care medicine, trauma and traumatic brain injury, neurological critical care, surgical intensive care, neurology, neurosurgery, cerebrovascular diseases and stroke, epilepsy, and neuroimaging.
Dr. Stevens has received postdoctoral research training in molecular neurobiology, cellular electrophysiology, advanced magnetic resonance imaging, and brain mapping. He holds faculty appointments in the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering and the FM Kirby Center for Functional Neuroimaging. Dr. Stevens’ group investigates biomarkers of neural injury and repair following insults such as trauma, stroke, anoxia and sepsis, with a fundamental goal of identifying transformative interventions to promote neurologic recovery. He is the principal investigator of the Neuroimaging for Coma Emergence and Recovery (NICER) project, an international consortium which is analyzing the brain connectome in patients recovering from brain injury. Other projects explore molecular and cellular aspects of recovery in experimental brain injury, including genetic determinants, neuro-immunological responses, neural plasticity, and cellular regeneration.