Dr. Robert Brown joined the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation as a Board Member in April 2007.

At the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, Bob is a professor of neurology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and is the John T. and Lillian Mathews Professor of Neuroscience. In addition to his clinical work, his research interests include cerebrovascular diseases of all types, including primary and secondary stroke prevention, acute ischemic stroke, carotid angioplasty/stenting, intracranial aneurysms, intracranial vascular malformations, primary central nervous system vasculitis and the epidemiology of stroke and other cerebrovascular disorders.

Bob has received a number of awards and distinctions. He is a previous recipient of the Mayo Distinguished Clinicians Award, the Mayo School of Continuing Medical Education Outstanding Faculty Award, the Mayo Individual Award for Excellence and the American Heart Association’s Stroke Leadership Award. He has been elected to membership as a fellow in the American Neurological Association, and is a fellow in the Stroke Council of the American Stroke Association, and in the American Academy of Neurology.

Bob completed his medical training at Mayo Medical School, neurology residency at Mayo Clinic and stroke and cerebrovascular disease fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He also has a Masters of Public Health in epidemiology and clinical trial design.