Steven Messé, MD

Dr. Steven Messé, Co-founder

Steven Messé, MD, is a Professor of Neurology and Director of the Center for Neuro-Cardio Protection at the University of Pennsylvania. He received a B.A. in Cognitive Science from Yale University, an M.D. from the University of Michigan, and trained in Internal Medicine, Neurology, Vascular Neurology, and clinical research at the University of Pennsylvania. He has dual board certification in Neurology and Vascular Neurology and is nationally recognized for work in clinical practice guideline development, quality improvement outcomes research, and stroke clinical trials. He is the current Chair of the American Heart Association’s Stroke Systems of Care Advisory Group, which oversees the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke national quality improvement database.

Dr. Messé is passionate about improving outcomes from stroke and he has been studying stroke detection for more than 5 years. The goal of his research has been to develop automated, robust devices that can provide early identification of stroke so that more patients can receive proven interventions, and receive them faster, thereby reducing the devastation caused by stroke.

Academic and industry recognition

  • Fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 
  • Member, of the AAN Guideline Development Committee from 2007 to 2019 and vice-chair from 2016 to 2019 
  • Awarded the Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership prize from the AAN in 2011 
  • Member, AHA Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee from 2015 to 2019 
  • Chair, AHA Stroke Systems of Care Workgroup since 2020