Kyra J. Becker M.D.

 Kyra  J. Becker M.D.

Bio

Dr. Becker is a vascular neurologist with training in stroke and critical care neurology. She is a professor in the Departments of Neurology and…

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Patient Care Philosophy

I believe in power through knowledge. The more patients know about their condition, the better armed they will be to adopt the strategies necessary to get better.

Personal Interests

Sailing, music, theater and travel.

Clinical Interests

Clinical research in acute stroke therapy, stroke prevention, intracerebral hemorrhage and post-stroke fatigue.

Research Interests

Ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, the effect of the immune response on ischemic brain injury and post-stroke fatigue.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Duke Univ. School of MedicineMedical education1989
Johns Hopkins HospitalFellowship
Johns Hopkins HospitalInternship
Johns Hopkins HospitalResidency
Natl. Institute of Neurological Disorders & StrokeFellowship

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1989

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyVascular Neurology2005
American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyNeurology1995
Dr. Becker is a vascular neurologist with training in stroke and critical care neurology. She is a professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery and director of Vascular Neurology Services at the UW Comprehensive Stroke Center at Harborview Medical Center.  

Dr. Becker is actively engaged in research and is interested in how the immune response contributes to brain injury after stroke. She does basic as well as clinical research in this area and is studying ways in which to modify the immune response to improve outcome after stroke.

Dr. Becker earned her bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech and her M.D. from Duke University. She did a medical internship followed by a neurology residency and a neurocritical care fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. After spending a year and a half at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Becker relocated to UW.

She is a fellow of the American Heart Association and is board certified in neurology and vascular neurology. She is actively involved with the American Stroke Association and is currently chair of the International Stroke Conference

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