Royya Modir 

Royya Modir, MD 

Assistant Professor


Contact Information

200 West Arbor Drive
Medical Office North, 3rd Floor
San Diego CA 92103

Phone: (non patient-related matters) 619-471-9058

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A specialist in stroke and vascular neurology, Dr. Modir earned her medical degree from Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico and studied Biology and Spanish as an undergrad at Loyola Marymount University. She completed her internship and residency training at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and a fellowship in Vascular Neurology at UCLA.

Her research interests include cardioembolic stroke and the hyperacute management of stroke. Dr. Modir has been a co-investigator in many clinical trials studying cerebrovascular disease and is principal investigator of two clinical trials at UCSD. She also is involved in developing acute stroke imaging protocols, including the acute stroke MRI pathway.

Dr, Modir provides education and training to medical students, residents, and fellows in the treatment and management of cerebrovascular disease.

She is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the American Academy of Neurology. She created the Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group at UC San Diego.

Gutierrez J, Koch S, Dong C, Casanova TM, Perez M, Ortiz GA, Katsnelson M, Modir R, Sacco RL, Romano JG, Rundek T. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Stroke Subtypes: A Multiethnic Sample of Patients with Acute Stroke. Neurological Sciences. August 2013

Modir R, Gardener H, Wright CB. Blood Pressure and White Matter Hyperintensity Volume—A Review of the Relationship and Implications for Stroke Prediction and Prevention. US Neurology. US, 2012.

Haussen, D. C., Modir, R. and Yavagal, D. R., Unilateral Contrast Neurotoxicity as a Stroke Mimic After Cerebral Angiogram. Journal of Neuroimaging. 2011.