John Y. Choi, MD MPH


Vascular neurologist and Director for Neurological Pain Services

President,  CT Division of the Intersocietal Accreditation Society



General Neurology


Clinical Research Studies/Clinical Interests:
CLOTBUST trial for acute stroke
Telemedicine for stroke
Stroke disease
Pain related to neurological disease

Education and Training:
B.A.,  Boston University, Boston, MA
M.D.,  Hahnemann University Medical School, Philadelphia, PA
M.P.H. (Masters of Public Health), University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX
Neurology Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
Stroke Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Neurorehabilitation Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Board Certifications:
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Vascular Neurology
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties Board Certification in Neuroimaging
American Society of Neurorehabilitation Certification in Neurorehabilitation

State Licensures:

Licensed Physician, State of Virginia

Professional Committees/Society Memberships:
American Academy of Neurology

American Heart Association

American Society of Neuroimaging


  • Jerome SD, Farrell MB, Godiwala T, Heller GV, Bezold LI, Choi JY, Cockroft KM,
  • Gornik HL, Katanick SL, Manning WJ. Facility Perception of Nuclear Cardiology Accreditation: Results of an Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Survey. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology 2014.
  • Choi JY, Liebeskind D. ICACTL Update 2009.
  • Choi JY, Stroke Awareness Update, Valley Healthlink, 2009.
  • Choi JY, Liebeskind D. Acute Stroke Appendix For CT Guidelines. ICACTL, IAC, March 2008.
  • Choi JY, Liebeskind D. Acute Stroke Process For CT Guidelines. ASN January 2008.
  • Choi JY, The Stroke Stoppers, Valley Healthlink, Summer 2007, pages 6-9.
  • Choi JY, co-presenter, Stroke Care Guide for EMS Providers, DVD presentation, sponsored via Virginia Department of Health Office of EMS and the Lord Fairfax EMS Council, May 2007.
  • Choi JY, Care Through Telemedicine. Gray Matter Newsletter, 2007; 1:1:3.
  • Choi JY, Pary JK, Alexandrov AV, Molina CA, Garami Z, Malkoff MD, Rubiera M, Shaltoni HM, Moye LA, Grotta JC. Does Clinical-CT “Mismatch” Predict Early Response to rt-PA Treatment Cerebrovasc Dis 2006; 22:384-88.
  • Choi JY, Porche NA, Albright KC, Khaja AM, Ho VS, Grotta JC. Using Telemedicine to Facilitate Thrombolytic Therapy for Patients with Acute Stroke. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2006; 32(4):199-205.
  • Mikulik R, Alexandrov AV, Ribo M, Garami Z, Porche NA, Fulep E, Grotta JC, Alexandrov-Wojner AW, (Choi JY. Telemedicine Guided Carotid and Transcranial Ultrasound: A Pilot Feasibility Study, Stroke 2006 Jan;37(1):229-30.
  • Bates B, Choi JY, Duncan PW, Glasberg JJ, Graham GD, Katz RC, Lamberty K, Reker D, Zorowitz R. Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Stroke Rehabilitation: Executive Summary. Stroke. 2005;36:2049-56.
  • Duncan PW, Zorowitz R, Bates B, Choi JY, Glasberg JJ, Graham GD, Katz RC, Lamberty K, Reker D. Management of Adult Stroke Rehabilitation Care: A Clinical Practice Guideline. Stroke 2005;e100-e143.
  • Choi JY, Wojner AW, Cale RT, Gergen P, Degioanni J, Grotta JC. Telemedicine Physician Providers: Augmented Acute Stroke Care Delivery in Rural Texas, An Initial Experience. Telemedicine Journal 2004;10(Suppl 2):S90-4.
  • Choi JY, Scarborough TK. Stroke and Seizure Following a Recent Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Obesity Surgery 2004, June 14(6):857-60.
  • Choi JY, “Telemedicine, the Stroke Team and Memorial-Hermann Hospital,” Neuroscience Research Center Newsletter, 2004, 10:1:1,5.
  • Alexandrov A, Choi J, “Diagnostic Evaluation of TIA and Ischemic Stroke.” Kasner SE, Gorelick P (ed). Prevention and Treatment of Ischemic Stroke, Blue Books of Practical Neurology. Butterworth-Heinemann, Philadelphia 2004, pp 67-78.
  • Choi J, Hinds S, Feolo G. Evaluating and Managing Stroke in Young Adults. Federal Practitioner, Oct 2003:20(10):58-66.
  • Editor for VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline Working Group. VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline on the Management of Stroke Rehabilitation in the Primary Care Setting. Washington, DC: Office of Quality and Performance, Veterans Health Administration,
  • Department of Veterans Affairs; February 2003. Office of Quality and Performance Publication No. 10Q CPG/STR-03. Available at:
  • Marini A, Choi J, Labutta R. Transient Neurological Deficits Associated With Carbamazepine-induced Hypertension. Clin Neuropharmacol. 2003 Jul-Aug;26(4):174-6.
  • Starkman S (Chairman), Scott P (Co-Chair), Choi J (Committee member), Provider Support Systems for Acute Stroke NINDS Symposium, 2003 Washington, DC
  • Marini AM, Choi J, Labutta R. Synaptic Deprivation and Age-related Vulnerability to Hypoxic-ischemic Neuronal Injury. A Hypothesis. Ann NY Acad Sci 2001 Jun;939:238-53.
  • Choi J, Morris J, Hsu CY, “Aging and Cerebrovascular Disease,” Riggs JE (ed), Neurologic Clinic, W.B. Saunders, 1998 Aug;16(3):687-711.​