Andy Southerland

Associate Professor
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Neurology
Residency Program Director, Adult Neurology
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Neurology
Office location and address
McKim Hall 2027
1415 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
2010-2012 M.Sc. University of Virginia, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
2002-2006 M.D. The Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
1997-2001 B.S. North Carolina State University

Dr. Southerland is aHarrison Distinguished Teaching Professor and Associate Professor of Neurologyand Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia. Dr. Southerlandreceived his M.D. from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina Universityand completed residency, vascular neurology fellowship, and a master ofclinical science at the University of Virginia.  He is the past recipientof early career award from the American Heart Association/American StrokeAssociation (AHA/ASA) National Clinical Research Program and currently serveson the Leadership Committee of the AHA/ASA Stroke Council, Chair of theTelestroke Committee, and on the writing committee for the 2019 AHA/ASA UpdatedGuideline for the Early Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke. He serves as principal investigator orco-investigator for numerous stroke clinical trials and his work hasbeen supported by numerous federal grants including the NIH, National ScienceFoundation, and Health Resources and Services Administration.  Dr.Southerland’s primary research interests focus on novel applications oftelemedicine and telestroke, innovative methods of prehospital stroke care, andaugmented stroke diagnosis through machine learning. Dr. Southerland is alsothe past Program Director for the UVA Neurology Residency Program, and serveson the AAN Education Committee.  Heenjoys golf, hunting, bowties, and puns.  

Source: University of Cincinnati
July 01, 2019 – June 30, 2024
AtRial Cardiopathy and Antithrombotic Drugs In prevention After cryptogenicstroke (ARCADIA) "Study"
Source: University of Cincinnati
May 01, 2017 – April 30, 2023
Characterization of Abnormal Eye Movements in Posterior Circulation Stroke using Computer Vision Analysis
Source: American Heart Association
July 01, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Double-Blinded Phase 2 Study of Preliminary Efficacy and Safety of Trans Sodium Crocetinate (TSC) Administered Onboard Emergency Vehicles for Treatment of Suspected Stroke: PHAST-TSC
Source: Diffusion Pharmaceuticals LLC
December 12, 2018 – December 11, 2021
NSF I-corps Team Proposal: Improving Detection of Stroke using Artificial Intelligence
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
June 15, 2019 – November 30, 2020
Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke -Ilana Green
Source: American Heart Association
July 01, 2019 – June 30, 2020
MD-NEUR American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Faculty Fellowship Award
Source: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.
January 01, 2015 – December 31, 2017
MD-NEUR American Academy of Neurology - Education Research Grant
Source: The American Academy of Neurology Institute
January 01, 2015 – December 31, 2016
MD-NEUR iTreat; Improving Treatment with Rapid Evaluation of Acute Stroke via Mobile Telemedicine - Evaluation of Protocol Traning for EMS Providers
Source: American Heart Association
July 01, 2015 – June 30, 2016
Gene Expression Analysis by Time-of-Event in Cervical Artery Dissection
Source: American Heart Association
January 01, 2013 – December 31, 2015
MD-NEUR Improving Treatment Times for Rapid Evaluation of Acute Stroke Via Mobile Telemedicine (iTREAT)
Source: Alliance for Emergency Medical Education and Resea
November 13, 2013 – November 12, 2015
MD-NEUR iTREAT: Improving Treatment with Rapid Evaluation of Acute Stroke via Mobile Telemedicine - Simulation Study of Reliability and Feasibility
Source: American Heart Association
June 01, 2014 – August 31, 2014
NESC 4970: Distinguished Majors Thesis
Credits: 3
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty member. The thesis must be based on empirical research conducted by the student. Prerequisite: Participant in Neuroscience DMP.

2020               #StrokeTwitter Top10 Influencer

2019               NSF I-CorpsProgram, Technical Lead (Team #1619)

2019               Harrison Distinguished TeachingEndowed Professorship

2019               Top Doctors,Virginia Living Magazine

2018               UVA Academy ofDistinguished Educators (ADE)

2017               Bedside MannerAward, OurHealth Magazine

            2017               UVA Leadership in AcademicMatters (LAM) Program

            2017               American Academyof Neurology Program Directors Leadership Academy

2016               Nominated for StateCouncil of Higher Education for Virginia’s (SCHEV) Outstanding Faculty Award

            2016               Mid-AtlanticTelehealth Resource Centers (MATRC) Innovation Award

            2015               Dean’s Award forExcellence in Teaching, UVA School of Medicine

            2015               Ambassador, VirginiaGovernor’s Awards for Public Service

            2015               Faculty Innovationin Education Award - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

            2014               NINDS ClinicalTrials Methodology Course, Iowa City, IA

            2013               Early CareerInvestigator Award, American Heart/Stroke Association

            2012              James Earnest Kindred Award, UVASchool of Medicine, Class of 2012

        2011              First Place, Poster Competition,GME Research Symposium, UVA School of Medicine

            2011               ANA Translationaland Clinical Research Course, Bethesda, MD

        2010               Resident ScholarshipRecipient, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Toronto, CN

            2009,2010    Highest Academic Achievement,Residency In-service Training Exam, UVA Department of Neurology

            2009-2010     Young Scientist Award, GME-House staffCouncil, UVA Medical Center

            2008              Award for Excellence in Residencyand Teaching, Mulholland Society, UVA School of Medicine

            2008              Humanism and Excellence inTeaching Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation

            2007               First Place,Abstract Competition, American College of Physicians, NC Chapter

            2006-2007     Arnold R. Frazier, M.D. Intern of the YearAward, Department of Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center

            2006               MedicalStudent Prize for Excellence in Neurology, American Academy of Neurology

                           2005               Alpha Omega Alpha HonorMedical Society

                             2002-2006    J.S. Sammy Brody Medical Scholar, TheBrody School of Medicine, East Carolina University

                              - Full tuition scholarship includingopportunity for summer enrichment

                           2002               BB&TMedical Student Leadership Program

                           2001               UniversityScholars Program, North Carolina State University

                           2001               HonorsProgram Graduate, North Carolina State University

                           1997               National Service Scholar,Corporation for National and Community Service

                           1996               Eagle Scout

o U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial Number 62/620,096 filed on January 22, 2018.
o International Patent Application- No. PCT/US19/14605

o U.S. Patent No. 10,846,370 B2. Date of Patent 24 Nov 2020. Titled “Method, System and Computer Readable Medium for Improving Treatment Times for Rapid Evaluation of Acute Stroke via Mobile Telemedicine,” provisional application filed on August 19, 2013.