CSANZ 2019

Andrew Lee

Associate Professor Andrew Lee is a Stroke Neurologist and an Associate Professor of Neurology and the current Director of the Centre for Neuroscience Innovation, Flinders University and the Calvary Wakefield Hospital. He completed training in Internal Medicine and Neurology at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide South Australia before taking up a Stroke Research Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital School of Medicine, Baltimore Maryland under the mentorship of Prof Argye Hillis. While there, he completed a Masters of Public Health at the Bloombergs School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University researching effective ways of treating transient ischaemic attack.

He returned to Adelaide and was appointed inaugural Director of Stroke at Flinders Medical Centre where he was on staff from 2007-2016. He is the recipient of a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC-NICS) Fellowship looking at the implementation of safe thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke. He has research interests in thrombolysis in stroke, intracranial haemorrhage and amyloid angiopathy and has over 40 publications in peer reviewed journals. He is a reviewer for a number of high impact journals in neurology and stroke and is on the editorial board of the journal Stroke.

He is the Chief Executive Officer of the newly formed Australasian Stroke Academy. He is an active member of the Stroke Society of Australia, having served on its committee of management. He is a member of the American Stroke Association and the American Academy of Neurologists.