Louis R. Caplan

Louis R. Caplan Louis R. Caplan
Professor of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, USA


Louis R. Caplan is an American physician who is a senior member of the Division of Cerebrovascular Disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. He is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Boston, and the founder of the Harvard Stroke Registry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Caplan is a member of many professional societies, serving as an officer on committees for the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American Neurological Association. He is the former chairman of the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association and has served as the Chair of both the Boston Society of Neurology and the Chicago Neurological Society. He has served on the editorial boards of 29 medical journals including being the editor of a book entitled Uncommon Causes of Stroke. He is the author or editor of 37 books and more than 600 articles in medical journals.With over 50 years of experience, Dr. Caplan is no stranger to Neurology and Stroke. He has trained 58 stroke fellows including 28 international fellows and received multiple awards including being honored by the American Neurological Association (ANA) which is the oldest neurologic and neuroscience organization in the United States.

Research Interest

Stroke, Neurology, Vascular Neurology