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Bruce Ovbiagele, MD MSc MAS, MBA, MLS is a vascular neurologist, clinical epidemiologist and health equity scholar, with a focus on reducing the burden of stroke. He is Professor of Neurology and Associate Dean at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as Chief of Staff at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Dr. Ovbiagele leads several funded programs focused on improving stroke outcomes among vulnerable and underserved populations, as well as mentoring early career scholars. So far, his various research activities have contributed substantially to the scientific knowledge base with >560 peer review publications. Dr. Ovbiagele’s work has been recognized with several awards including the American Academy of Neurology Pessin Research Leadership Award, American Academy of Neurology Robert Wartenberg Lecture Award, International Stroke Conference Feinberg Excellence in Stroke Award, American Heart Association Haddock International Impact Award, and American Heart Association Scientific Sessions Stroke Council Award.  He was Chair of the International Stroke Conference (2016-2018) and is currently an Associate Editor for the journal, Stroke. Dr. Ovbiagele is an elected member/fellow of the US National Academy of Medicine, World Stroke Organization, American Academy of Neurology, and Royal College of Physicians.