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Amarenco, Pierre (F), MD

Department of Neurology, Bichat Hospital, Denis Diderot University, Paris, France


Pierre Amarenco is Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Stroke Centre at the Bichat Hospital, and Professor of Neurology at Xavier Bichat Medical School and Denis Diderot University in Paris, France.

Dr Amarenco’s principal research interests concern cerebrovascular diseases. He is especially interested in the management of acute ischaemic stroke, and in the prevention of secondary stroke.

Dr Amarenco is or has been an investigator in the Etude du Profil Genetique de l'Infarctus Cerebral (GENIC) Study, the Blockade of the Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Receptor to Avoid Vascular Occlusion Trial, and the French Study of Aortic Plaques in Stroke (FAPS) Study. He is a member of the French Society of Neurovascular Disorders and the New England Medical Centre Posterior Circulation Registry.

Dr Amarenco was awarded several times during his career, with notably the Award of the Second European Stroke Conference (1992) and recently the Jean-Paul Binet award (Clinical Research in Cardiovascular Diseases) of the Medical Research Foundation (2001).

Dr Amarenco took actively part in redaction of more than 150 publication and articles on cerebrovascular disease in journals such as Circulation, the Journal of Neurology, Stroke, Chest, Neurology, Cerebrovascular Diseases, the American Heart Journal, and Blood.

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