Louise McCullough, MD, PhD

University of Texas Health

Dr. McCullough is the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair and Chief of Neurology at Memorial Herman Hospital – Texas Medical Center. She is a physician-scientist and a practicing vascular neurologist with clinical expertise in sex/gender disparities, stroke prevention, stroke and aging, acute stroke treatments and outcome assessment. Louise is well recognized for her work in cerebral vascular disease and is known for her research identifying sex differences in cell death pathways during stroke, which have now been shown to be a major factor in the response to ischemic insult. Working closely with the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) and the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), she was instrumental in the National Institute of Health’s requirement to include female animals in basic and translational studies.