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Glenn Graham, M.D., Ph.D.
Glenn Graham, M.D., Ph.D.
VA San Francisco Health Care System, San Francisco, CA
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Research Interests: Chronic Conditions, Health Care Policy, Neurology, Rural Telehealth, Specialty Care, Systems Modelling, Design, and Delivery

Dr. Glenn D. Graham was appointed the Deputy National Director of Neurology, Department of Veterans Affairs in 2011. He has broad responsibilities for the VA’s national neurology programs, including the Centers of Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Epilepsy. He co-authored and implemented new policy for the VA system of acute stroke care. Dr. Graham also serves as Clinical Consultant for Specialty Care Transformation, part of the Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare Transformation (T21) initiative to pilot new models of specialty care delivery. Initially based at VA Central Office in Washington, DC in September, 2013 Dr. Graham moved his base of operations to the San Francisco VA, where, in addition to his other duties, he also serves at the Specialty Care Lead for the Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21). Dr. Graham earned a PhD in physical chemistry from Harvard University and subsequently pursued medical training in the PhD to MD Program at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed his residency in neurology and fellowship training in magnetic resonance and cerebrovascular disorders at Yale Medical School. His research has focused on the application of special magnetic resonance techniques such as MR spectroscopy, functional MRI, and diffusion tensor imaging to study cerebrovascular disorders and other brain diseases; and on clinical trials in acute stroke treatment, stroke prevention, and stroke recovery. Currently, Dr. Graham collaborates with VA national health services researchers to evaluate new ways of delivering neurology and specialty care in an efficient, patient-centric, and cost-effective manner. Dr. Graham is on the faculty of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, where he formerly was the Chief of Stroke and Rehabilitation at the Albuquerque VA. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, and American Heart Association. His public service activities have included serving as Chairman of the New Mexico Stroke Advisory Committee and the New Mexico Stroke Task Force.


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