David Tong, M.D., F.A.H.A., F.A.A.N., is a neurologist and medical director of the CPMC Comprehensive Stroke Care Center, one of the world’s leading stroke centers. He received his undergraduate degree and Neurology training at Stanford, where he also was a Professor of Neurology. He is triple board certified in Neurology, Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care, one of only a handful of physicians nationwide to obtain these credentials.
Dr. Tong has held numerous leadership positions in Neurology, and is past Chairperson of the American Heart Association Western States Stroke Task Force as well as a current member of the California Department of Health Stroke Systems Work Group. He has also previously served on the National Institutes of Health/ National Institutes of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NIH/NINDS) Clinical Trials Review Committee, and currently serves on the American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines Scientific Advisory Board as well as the Board of the Western States Stroke Consortium. He is also an elected member of the American Neurological Association, a Fellow of the American Heart Association, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.
An expert on all aspects of stroke management, he is particularly interested in the diagnosis and management of acute stroke, particularly the use of advanced neuroimaging. Dr. Tong and his colleagues have pioneered the use of specialized CT and MRI techniques to optimize acute stroke management, as well as the innovative use of video teleconferencing (telestroke) to enhance stroke care. In addition, he has particular expertise at clinical trial design and implementation. He is the author or coauthor of over 100 publications, book chapters and abstracts on stroke treatment.