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

Title: Associate 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, Inpatient Neurology, and Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Services at Prisma Health-Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. He serves as an Associate Professor, University of South Carolina-Greenville School of Medicine. Previously, Ryan Hakimi, DO, MS, FNCS, NVS, RPNI was the first neurointensivist in the state of Oklahoma and the founding Medical Director of the OU Medical Center Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, where he served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He was also on faculty at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. He was a United States Department of Energy Applied Health Physics Fellow, graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his medicine internship and neurology residency at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine-Botsford Hospital. He completed a fellowship in neurocritical care and stroke at Duke University Medical Center. He 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. He served as the Vice Chair of the LifeShare Advisory Board (Oklahoma Organ Transplantation Services) from 2010-2013. Dr. Hakimi co-authored the Continuum article on the “Neuroimaging of Hemorrhagic Stroke”. He is board certified in Neurology and Neurosonology (ultrasound physics, transcranial Doppler ultrasound, carotid ultrasound). He is the first fellowship trained DO neurointensivist and the first DO to be designated Fellow of Neurocritical Care Society. He received a Presidential Citation in 2014, 2017 and 2018 from the Neurocritical Care Society and in 2017 from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He also received the 2017 ASN Volunteer Member Award where he continues to serve as the Treasurer and the Co-Chair of the Certification Committee.
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: 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
Zero Harm Award for Zero CLABSIs in the Neuro ICU for over 18 consecutive months
2019 Best Overall Research Poster
2019 Neurocritical Care Journal Top Reviewer
2019 Outstanding Medical Student Research Poster
2018 Neurocritical Care Presidential Citation Recipient
Fellow of Neurocritical Care Society
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
2018 Neurocritical Care 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
1997-1999 U.S. Department of Energy Applied Health Physics Fellow
1997-1999 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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