Dr. Michael Frankel

  Dr. Michael Frankel
Michael R. Frankel, MD


Dr. Michael Frankel is professor of neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, and chief of neurology and director of the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Area of Specialty: Neurology

Dr. Frankel has been working in the field of acute stroke research since 1992.  He became a faculty member in the division of neurology at the Emory University School of Medicine in 1994. Under his leadership Grady Memorial Hospital has hosted major clinical trials in stroke therapies, and it was the first hospital in the Southeast to have a round-the-clock stroke team.

Personal Statement:

My work at Grady is gratifying knowing we are impacting the lives of patients that might not have had a favorable outcome if they had not received care here. In stroke treatment every minute counts because there is a critical golden hour to save the brain. If someone is in the throes of a stroke and they are taken to Grady, they’re going to have the best care possible. We have a specialized team ready and waiting to deal with your specific condition – Grady is a stroke ready hospital.

Achieving excellence in stroke care at Grady requires a highly coordinated and interdisciplinary effort involving many individuals from almost every department in the hospital. Grady’s stroke center not only meets, but exceeds the requirements of providing timely CT scans of the brain, having a 24-7 stroke team available to conduct patient evaluations and using clot-busting medications when appropriate.


More on Dr. Frankel

Inside Grady Hospital's Stroke Center
WABE, 8/1/2013

Grady Impact: The Stroke Center
Feature with slide show

Blood biomarker studies focus on stroke and TBI
Press Release, 2/22/12

It takes a good team to treat a stroke
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 4/26/10

Grady Stroke Program Receives American Stroke Association Award
Press Release, 8/22/09

Primary Stroke Center Designation
American Stroke Association

Think Grady for Stroke Care
Grady Health System