Brett Meyer 

Brett C. Meyer, MD 

Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Co- Director, UCSD Stroke Center
Medical Director, UCSD Enterprise Telemedicine

 

Contact Information

UCSD Stroke Center
200 West Arbor Drive
Medical Offices North, 3rd floor, suite 3

Email: bcmeyer@ucsd.edu
Fax: 619-543-7710

Phone
Non-patient related matters: 619-657-7190
Patient-related matters


Dr. Meyer is a clinician-scientist involved in the development and assessment of new neuroprotectant therapies, emergency diagnostic tools, medical personnel training strategies, and public education initiatives in the detection, treatment, and prevention of acute stroke.

As a general neurologist and as a clinical research physician, Dr. Meyer sees patients at the UCSD Medical Centers in Hillcrest and La Jolla, including the Emergency Departments at those sites for urgent neurologic care. He also serves as an attending physician for two weeks twice per year at the VA San Diego and UCSD Medical Centers.

As Co-Director of the UCSD Stroke Center, Dr. Meyer provides clinical evaluations for patients in the Stroke Research Clinic as well as in the Hillcrest and Perlman Ambulatory Care Stroke Clinics, receiving referrals from throughout San Diego County. Through his dedicated efforts, in collaboration with Center Director Patrick Lyden, MD, the Stroke Team unit at UCSD provides state-of-the-art, round-the-clock emergency neurologic evaluation and treatment for acute stroke.

Dr. Meyer also played a key role in the evidence-based revision of standard-of-care guidelines and orders for acute stroke resuscitation and management at UCSD and affiliate hospitals. In April 2007, he was named UCSD Physician of the Year by the Medical Staff Executive Committee.

Dr. Meyer's clinical practice is complemented and enhanced by his translational research activities. In addition to his co-investigator role on government- and industry-sponsored multi-site clinical trials for acute stroke treatment and prevention, he serves as Principal Investigator of the highly innovative telemedicine project Stroke Team Remote Evaluation Using a Digital Observation Camera, or STRokE DOC. Conducted under the auspices of the NINDS-funded Specialized Program of Translational Research in Acute Stroke (Patrick Lyden, Principal Investigator), STRokE DOC is a noninvasive prospective multi-center study of an interactive, 2-way, wireless or site-independent audiovisual teleconsultation application, designed for real-time evaluation and thrombolytic treatment of acute stroke patients in remote hospital settings.

Given the short therapeutic time window of acute ischemic stroke, this telemedicine system holds great promise as a means of bringing, on a 24/7 basis, remote neurological expertise and experienced examination of acute stroke symptoms and deficits to rural and other underserved facilities that receive acute stroke victims in their Emergency Departments. As the primary health IT visionary and architect behind this project, Dr. Meyer is a key contributor of the team that has made the UCSD Stroke Center one of the leading sites of translational stroke research in the United States.

Dr. Meyer devotes substantial time to formal and informal instruction of medical students and residents. His efforts earned him the annual Junior Faculty Teaching Award from the neurology residents over the period 2002-2005. In community-based activities, he is an active member of the San Diego Stroke Council/Operation Stroke. This is the largest committee of stroke neurologists and health care providers for cerebrovascular disease in San Diego County.

His commitment to education extends to volunteer activities as well, which include his service as physician educator for the American Heart Association Community Education Subcommittee and membership in the San Diego Neurological Society.

2008 Nominated for "School of Medicine 2008 Kaiser Excellence in Teaching Award"
  School of Medicine 2008 Kaiser Excellence in Teaching Award (given by Class of 2011)
2007 “Student Award for Outstanding Educators - Best Guest Lecturer for 2007 Academic Year”
  Student Awards Committee 2007, UCSD Class of 2010
2007 Platform Presentation, State of the Art Nursing Symposium, International Stroke Conference (ISC 2007) “Acute Therapies for Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke”
  State of the Art Nursing Symposium, International Stroke Conference (ISC 2007)
2006-2007 Attending Physician of the Year
  UCSD Medical Center
2006 Co- Chair, Symposium Session, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting (AAN 2006). “S04: Acute Stroke: Process of Care”
  American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting (AAN 2006)
2006 Platform Presentation, International Stroke Conference (ISC 2006) “Reaching Everyone with Acute Stroke Therapy”
  International Stroke Conference (ISC 2006)
2005-2006 Clinical Faculty Teaching Award
  Department of Neuroscience Faculty
2005 Platform Presentation, International Stroke Conference (ISC 2005) “Telemedicine- Enabled tPA Administration: An NIH- Industry- University Collaborative Model
  International Stroke Conference (ISC 2005)
2005 Nominated for UCSD Medical Group Board of Governors - Other Specialties
  UCSD Medical Group Board of Governors
2004-2005 Junior Faculty Neurology Teacher of the Year Award
 
2004-2005 Junior Faculty Neurology Teacher of the Year Award
  University of California, San Diego
2003-2004 Clinical Faculty Teaching Award
  Department of Neuroscience Faculty
2003-2004 Junior Faculty Neurology Teacher of the Year Award
  University of California, San Diego
2003 National Center for Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM) Valedictorian
  National Center for Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM)
2002-2003 Junior Faculty Neurology Teacher of the Year Award
  University of California, San Diego
2001-2002 Junior Faculty Neurology Teacher of the Year Award
  University of California, San Diego
1999-2000 Neurology Resident Teacher of the Year Award
  University of California, San Diego
1999 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Recipient
  Alpha Omega Alpha
1998-1999 Neurology Resident Teacher of the Year Award
  University of California, San Diego
1997-1998 Neurology Resident Teacher of the Year Award
  University of California, San Diego
1996 Scott Gross M.D. Memorial Pathology Award (To medical student with high academic average, outside interests, artistic talent and courage/perseverance)
  Scott Gross M.D. Memorial
1995-1996 Roger Schnell Neurology Book Award: Excellence in Clinical Neurology
  Roger Schnell