Joseph Broderick, MD


Director of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center and Director of the National NIH StrokeNet

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Joseph Broderick, MD

A Comprehensive Stroke Expert:

Joseph Broderick, MD, a distinguished stroke expert and neurologist, has been a crucial part of UC Physicians since 1987. In 1996, he became a professor of Neurology at the University of Cincinnati, and from 2000-2014, held the Albert Barnes Voorheis Chair for the Department of Neurology at the UC College of Medicine. From 2014 through the present, he has served as the Director of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute.  

Contributing to medical care within the broader community as a founding member of the UC Stroke team, he has served as a courtesy staff member at 20 regional hospitals during the past 30 years and as a full staff member at all UC Health hospitals.

Currently, he is the principal investigator for the National Coordinating Center for StrokeNET, an NIH-funded network of 25 regional stroke centers and 500 hospitals nationwide focusing on clinical trials and stroke care as well the principal investigator of two sizeable global stroke trials. Without a doubt, he has played a pivotal role in UCMC and UC being one of the leading Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the world.

Global Impact on Stroke Care and Neurologic Care Overall:

Internationally recognized for his expertise in understanding and treating stroke, Dr. Broderick is devoted to improving stroke treatment and patient outcomes worldwide. His vision includes using the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region as a model for stroke care nationally. In addition,  Dr. Broderick is committed to offering world-class patient care and research for all neurological disorders as the Director of the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute. As a native Cincinnatian from a large family of local physicians, Dr. Broderick appreciates Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky as a unique locations for practicing medicine and contributing to patient care.

Acclaimed Contributions to Stroke Research and Clinical Trials:

His significant contributions to stroke research, treatment, and education are globally recognized and have earned him multiple prestigious awards.

These include the Daniel Drake Medal at the University of Cincinnati in 2010, the National American Heart Association Clinical Research Prize in 2011 (the first neurologist to receive this award), the University of Cincinnati William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement in 2013, the World Stroke Organization Award for Contribution to Clinical Stroke Research in 2020. 

Other accolades include the William B. Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke from the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association, the Healthcare Heroes Award for Innovation from the Cincinnati Business Courier, and a Samuel Kaplan Visionary Research Award from the American Heart Association.

Besides his professional achievements, Dr. Broderick served the Cincinnati community as a Board Member at UC Health from its beginning in 2010 to 2020, reinforcing his commitment to comprehensive care and medical professionals.




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Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine


Bachelor's Degree

Xavier University


Medical Degree

University of Cincinnati



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Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology)


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Vascular Neurology)