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Valery Feigin, MD, MSc, PhD, FAAN

Valery FCurrent Position:

Professor of Epidemiology and Neurology, Director of the National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences (NISAN), School of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies, School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.

SCOPUS Citation Output:
(h-index 41, number of citations 14,000) as of May 2015

Medical and Research Background:

Valery is a certified neurologist and clinical epidemiologist. He graduated in medicine from the State Medical School of Novosibirsk, Russia and undertook advanced training in neurology and clinical epidemiology (Institute of Neurology, Moscow, Russia - PhD; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA and Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology).

Research Projects:

Valery has contributed to the design and performance of a number of national and international research projects in stroke, including the WHO MONICA Project, Freemasons Health Study, Auckland Regional Community Stroke (ARCOS) study, the Neuroprotection Involving Cooling Evaluation in Stroke Study (NICE), Asian Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration (APCSC), POLYPILL Recruitment pilot study. Valery is currently a Principal Investigator of the "Auckland Stroke Outcomes (ASTRO)" study, a named investigator on the "Stroke Attention Rehabilitation Trial (START)," "Goals and Self Regulation Skills in Brain Injury Rehabilitation," "POLYPILL IMPACT (Improving Adherence using Combination Therapy)" trial projects, and "Disabled by Illness of Injury Study: Does it Matter?" study.

Valery is the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal of Neuroepidemiology and an Editorial Board member of 5 other medical journals. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including founding member of the Scientist Panel on Neuroepidemiology and Task Force on Teaching of Clinical Epidemiology of the European Federation of Neurological Societies, and a Faculty member of Educational Activities in Eastern Europe of the European Federation of Neurological Societies.


Membership in Professional Societies:

2011-present - World Stroke Organization (Board of Directors 2012-2016)
2010-present - INTERSTROKE Study, Steering Committee member
2010-present - Neurology Association of New Zealand
2010-present - Northern Region Stroke Network
2009-present - American Academy of Neurology, Neuroepidemiology section
2007-2009 - World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation, Management Committee member
2006-2008 - World Stroke Organization, Chair of the Membership Committee
2002-present - Stroke Society of Australasia, Fellow
1998-2000 - European Neurological Society, Fellow
1997- present - American Academy of Neurology, Fellow
1996-2005 - European Federation of Neurological Societies, Chair of the Task Force
1997-1999 - European Society for Clinical Neuropharmacology, Advisory Board member
1995-present - Mayo Alumni Association, Fellow
1992-2002 - Stroke Council of the American Heart Association, Fellow
1989-2006 - International Stroke Society, Fellow


Journal Editor:

2008-present - Editor-in-Chief, Neuroepidemiology (impact factor 2.482)

Editorial Board member of medical journals:

2012-present - Cerebrovascular Disease
2012-present - European Medical Journal - Neurology
2011-present - World Journal of Methodology
2011-present - World Journal of Neurology
2011-present - Journal of Geriatric Cardiology
2010-present - Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
2009-present - Stroke Research and Treatment
2008-present - Neuroepidemiology
2007-2008 - Stroke
2005-present - Acta Clinica Croatica
2005-present - Actualizaciones en neurologia, neurociencias y envejejecimiento
2002-present - Updates in Neurology, Neuroscience and Aging
1999-present - European Journal of Neurology
1997-2002 - The Pain and its treatment

Publications, Awards, Honours:

Valery has authored and/or co-authored almost 400 scientific publications on stroke epidemiology, prevention and management, including seven handbooks and a number of book chapters, Cochrane systematic reviews, and guidelines for physicians, including 21 papers in The Lancet and Lancet Neurology. He was a recipient of a number of prestigious national and international awards and distinctions, including Fogarty International Centre Research Grant Award (National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke of the USA, Mayo Clinic, MN, USA), Bruce Shoenburg International Award and Lecture in Neuroepidemiology (American Academy of Neurology), Gedeon Richter Award for Studies on Cavinton in Acute Stroke, Honorary Professor (Novosibirsk State Medical Academy), Professor of Neurology (Russian Academy of Medical Sciences). He is Affiliate Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, USA.


Research Interests:

Cerebrovascular disorders (incidence, prevalence, risk factors, outcomes, prognosis, treatment, rehabilitation, health care organisation), dementia (incidence, prevalence, determinants, prevention and management), traumatic brain injury (incidence, prevalence, prevention, rehabilitation and health care organisation), clinical epidemiology (especially surveys, case-control studies, cohort studies and randomised controlled clinical trials), public health (especially in relation to neurological disorders and traumatic brain injury) and neuropsychology.


Areas of Particular Expertise:

Valery's areas of particular expertise are Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury prevention, epidemiology and treatment/rehabilitation; neuroepidemiology



As well as attending and presenting at numerous conferences, Valery is Chairman and Founder of:

The International Congress on Clinical Neurology and Epidemiology (ICNE)
The New Zealand National Conference on Applied Neurosciences (NZANC)


Last updated: 28 May 2015 4:15pm

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