Dr. Souvik Sen is a professor and Chair of the Neurology Department. He joined University of South Carolina School of Medicine faculty member in January, 2010. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Center of Economic Excellence Stroke Chair in South Carolina.
Before his appointment at USC Dr. Sen served as the founding director of the UNC Hospital Stroke Center since July, 2002. Dr. Sen earned a doctor of medicine from University of Calcutta R. G. Kar Medical College, Calcutta, India. After completing medical training in India, he completed a Masters in Science in Cardiovascular Pharmacology in Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He then completed a medical internship at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. He completed a neurology residency at the Temple University Health Science Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a vascular neurology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. After his fellowship he served as the co-director and subsequently as the director of the stroke center at the NJ Neuroscience Institute in Edison, New Jersey. He then served as the founding director of the UNC Stroke Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. While there he completed a Masters in Public Health with Epidemiology major. He is board certified in neurology, and subspecialty board certified in Vascular Neurology. Dr. Sen has published in peer reviewed journals including Circulation, Stroke and the New England Journal of Medicine. He has received research funding from the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health. In 2004, he was nominated as a Fellow of the American Heart Association. He serves on several national and international committees. His specific research interests include acute stroke treatment, stroke and TIA pathophysiology, stroke prevention and epidemiology.