Paul Nyquist MD, MPH, is a full-time tenured professor of neurology, anesthesiology & critical care medicine and neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a clinician and researcher who has gained national and international prominence as part of a community of neurocritical care, intensive care, and cerebrovascular neurologists. He cares for patients who are transported to the Johns Hopkins NCCU from around the world and is a recognized clinical leader in neurocritical care and stroke.
He also has a unique expertise in military operational medicine and diving medicine and was trained as an undersea medical officer and a diving medical officer in the United States Navy and achieved the rank of lieutenant commander. He has had held leadership positions in national and international societies including as president of the Neurocritical Care Foundation, the board of directors of the Neurocritical Care Society and the UCNS executive board. He has been the chair of various sections of the AAN, SCCM, and ANA. He attends in the NCCU and intermittently on the inpatient stroke service. He is a senior consultant at the NIH Critical Care Medicine Unit in Neurocritical Care in Bethesda. He was the founding Stroke Director at INOVA Fairfax hospital 2002-2004. He is board certified by the ABPN in Neurology and Cerebrovascular disease. He has over 200 publications and has been NIH funded in stroke related topics.
Dr. Nyquist has received numerous awards and recognition for his clinical and scientific efforts. These include a United Nations Community Service award, Navy commendations, and a young investigator award. He has been an NIH RO-1 funded principal investigator. He has been an NIH grant reviewer as well as a grant reviewer for Navy white papers, for the Italian Ministry of Health, the Dutch AHA, the Johns Hopkins ICTR, and the ACCM seed grants program and for the French government. He is a member of the SCCM’s grant review scientific committee. He is the founding president of the Neurocritical Care Foundation.