Jose Vega MD, PhD

jose vega, md, phd



Jose Vega, MD, PhD, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering stroke. For more than two decades, Dr. Vega has worked as a neurologist, serving populations at high risk of stroke in various emergency, inpatient, and outpatient settings. As a published researcher, he has presented at national and international neurology, neuroscience, neuroimmunology, immunology, and endocrinology conferences. He also has authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed scientific articles. His work appears in journals such as the Journal of Neuropathy and Experimental Neurology


Dr. Vega received his bachelor's degree from Rutgers University, and an MD/PhD degree from the New Jersey Medical School. He completed his post-doctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School's Center for Neurological Diseases, and his residency in Neurology at Columbia University's Neurological Institute of New York.

A Word From Jose Vega MD, PhD

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and around the world, and yet only a small segment of the population can describe the symptoms of a typical stroke. With the advent of new treatments, knowing when to seek medical attention once the symptoms of a stroke are identified can make the difference between being paralyzed and being symptom-free after a stroke. This is why it is so important that you and your loved ones become educated about stroke.  It will allow you to act quickly when you can make a difference. My objective is to provide you with strategies that will help you stay stroke-free, as well as with information that will help you cope if you, or someone close to you, have suffered a stroke.

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