Stacie Demel

D.O., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Demel earned her medical degree and doctorate in Neuroscience through the DO, PhD program at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010.  She completed Neurology Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center followed by a two-year clinical and research fellowship in Vascular Neurology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.  

Research areas of interest include: stroke epidemiology, including racial and gender disparities; sex differences in stroke and stroke genetics.  


Selected Publications: 
Thang L, Demel SL, Crawford R, Kaminski NE, Swain GM, Van Rooijen N and Galligan JJ. Macrophage depletion lowers blood pressure and restores sympathetic nerve a2-adrenergic receptor function in mesenteric arteries of DOCA-salt hypertensive rats. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015. Aug 28. PMID: 26320034
Adeoye O, Sucharew H, Khoury J, Schmit P, Vagal A, Ewing I, Levine S, Demel S, Eckerle B, Katz B, Kleindorfer D, Stettler B, Woo D, Khatri P, Broderick J, and Pancioli A. Combined Approach to Lysis Utilizing Eptifibatide and rt-PA in Acute Ischemic Stroke-Full Dose Regimen (CLEAR-FDR) Trial. Stroke. 2015. Aug 4. PMID: 26243231
Demel SL, Broderick JP. Basilar Occlusion Syndromes: An Update. The Neurohospitalist. 2015. July. PMID:26288672
Demel SL, Jovin T, Jadhav A. Metronidazole toxicity presenting with a cute onset of aphasia and right sided weakness. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2015. PMID: 25796956
Demel SL, Dong H, Swain GM, Wang X, Kreulen DL, Galligan JJ. Antioxidant treatment restores prejunctional regulation of purinergic transmission in mesentertic arteries of deoxycorticosterone acetate-salt hypertensive rats. Neuroscience. 2010 Jun 30; 168(2): 335-45. PMID: 20398741
Cao X*, Demel SL*, Galligan J, Kreulen D. Localization of NADPH Oxidase in Sympathetic and Sensory Ganglion Neurons and Perivascular Nerve Fibers. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical. 2009 Aug 27. PMID: 19716351 (*co-first authorship)
Demel SL, Galligan J. Impaired purinergic neurotransmission to mesenteric arteries in deoxycorticosterone acetate-salt hypertensive rats. Hypertension. 2008 52; 322-329. PMID: 18606906
Education and Professional Positions: 
D.O., Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 2010
Ph.D., Neuroscience, Michigan State University 2008
Academic Appointments: 
2016-Present: Assistant Professor, Neurology & Pharmacology/Toxicology, Michigan State University
2015-2016: Clinical Instructor, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Postdoctoral Training: 
Vascular Neurology Fellowship, University of Cincinnati Medical Center 2015
Neurology Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 2014
Internal Medicine Internship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 2011
Clinical Interests: 

Cerebrovascular Neurology; Women and stroke

Research Interests: 

Neurovascular unit dysfunction and stroke; stroke epigenomics and stroke genetics

American Academy of Neurology
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
American Osteopathic Association
Board Certified, Neurology, The American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry; 2014
Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease

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