Internationally renowned stroke expert and co-founder of Australia’s first Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU), Professor Stephen Davis AO, has been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Professor Davis’ award was for his distinguished service to medical education, to stroke research, and to the management of cerebrovascular disease.
His award caps off an extraordinary career that has pushed the boundaries of stroke medical research and treatments for the past 50 years.
Professor Davis is a professor of Translational Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne, Director of the Melbourne Brain Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and a Past-President of the World Stroke Organization.
He co-chairs the Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit program and is co-chair of the Australian Stroke Alliance, a powerful collaboration dedicated to improving the care of the growing number of people suffering stroke pre-hospital in the air and on the road. His research is focussed on acute therapy for both ischemic stroke and intracerebral haemorrhage, particularly the use of advanced imaging in selection of therapy. Congratulation Prof Davis on this prestigious honour – we are very proud of you!