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School of Medicine Greenville

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Ryan Hakimi, DO, MS, NVS, RPNI, CPB, FNCS, FCCM

Title: Professor
Medicine  
School of Medicine Greenville
E-mail: ryan.hakimi@prismahealth.org
Phone: 864-454-4500
   
Office: 200B Patewood Drive
Greenville SC 29615
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Bio

Background: Director, Neuro ICU and Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Services as well as the Chair of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at Prisma Health-Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina. I serve as a Professor at the University of South Carolina-Greenville School of Medicine. Previously, I was the first neurointensivist in the state of Oklahoma and the founding Medical Director of the OU Medical Center Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, where I served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. I was also on faculty at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. I was a United States Department of Energy Applied Health Physics Fellow, graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed my medicine internship and neurology residency at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine-Beaumont Hospital (Botsford). I completed a two-year fellowship in neurocritical care and stroke at Duke University Medical Center. I wrote the post-cardiac arrest hypothermia protocols for Durham County EMS (North Carolina) and later worked with the Oklahoma Office of the Medical Control Board to co-author the state’s post-cardiac arrest treatment protocol which was applied throughout the state. I served as the Vice Chair of the LifeShare Advisory Board (Oklahoma Organ Transplantation Services) from 2010-2013. I co-authored the Continuum article on the “Neuroimaging of Hemorrhagic Stroke”. I am board certified in Neurology, Neurocritical Care, Neurosonology (RPNI), and as a Neurovascular Specialist (NVS). I was the first fellowship trained DO neurointensivist and the first DO to be designated Fellow of Neurocritical Care Society. I received a Presidential Citation in 2014, 2017 and 2018, and 2020 from the Neurocritical Care Society and in 2017 from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. I also received the 2017 ASN Volunteer Member Award where I served as the past Treasurer and now serve as a Board member and the Co-Chair of the Certification Committee overseeing the NVS certification exam which I helped create.
Teaching Interest(s): Structural neuroimaging (CT, MRI)
Vascular ultrasound (transcranial Doppler ultrasound and carotid duplex)
Neurocritical Care
Research Interest(s): Neuroimaging
Therapeutic Hypothermia
Status Epilepticus
Intracranial Hemorrhage
Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound
Honors & Awards: Fellow of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM)
Immediate Past President, South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society
President, South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society
Invited Graduation Participant, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2022
Nominee, Neurocritical Care Society Board of Directors
Invited White Coat Ceremony Speaker, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2025
Invited Graduation Speaker, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2021
Invited White Coat Ceremony Speaker, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2024
Representative at 1st South Carolina DO Day On the Hill
2020 Neurocritical Care Journal Top 25 Reviewer
2020 Neurocritical Care Presidential Citation Recipient
Nominee, University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville Outstanding Service Award
President-Elect of South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society
Nominee, Neurocritical Care Society Board of Directors
Featured Neuro ICU, Southeastern Quality Awards for SC Hospitals
Zero Harm Award for Zero CLABSIs in the Neuro ICU for over 18 consecutive months
2019 Best Overall Research Poster Competition Award
2019 Neurocritical Care Journal Top Reviewer
2019 Outstanding Medical Student Research Poster Competition Award
2018 Neurocritical Care Presidential Citation Recipient
Fellow of Neurocritical Care Society (FNCS)
2017 American Society of Neuroimaging Oldendorf Award
2017 American Society of Neuroimaging Volunteer Member Award
2017 Neurocritical Care Presidential Citation Recipient
2017 Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation Recipient
2013-2015 American Osteopathic Association Certificate of Excellence recipient
2014 Neurocritical Care Presidential Citation Recipient
2012 Best Clinical Skills Teacher
2010-2012 American Osteopathic Association Certificate of Excellence Recipient
2002 John R. Socey General Surgery Award
1997 U.S. Department of Energy Applied Health Physics Fellow
1998 University of Michigan School of Public Health Scholarship Award
1997 University of Michigan School of Public Health Scholarship Award
Professional Affiliations: South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society
Member
American Medical Association
Other - Delegate at House of Delegates
American Society of Neuroimaging
Member
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Member
American Academy of Neurology
Member
Neurocritical Care Society
Member
American Osteopathic Association
Member
American Heart Association Comprehensive Stroke Center Emergency Medical Services Routing Practices Committee
Member
Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
Member

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