Peter D. Panagos, MD, FACEP, FAHA

Professor of Emergency Medicine & Neurology, Director of Neurovascular Emergencies, Co-Director Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital Stroke Network

Peter Panagos Research


Dr. Panagos is currently Executive Vice Chair and Professor of Emergency Medicine and Neurology at Washington University in St Louis. During his tenure, he has served as PI for multiple prominent NIH and Industry sponsored, multi-center clinical trials: IMS III trial, EXTEND, STOP IT, MOST, FASTEST, Rhapsody II, and is currently Co-PI of NINDS StrokeNet (RCC 28) which is being conducted by the largest national stroke trial network. Starting in December 2023, he will assume the role of main PI for this study. He is concurrently the Director of Neurovascular Emergencies in the Division of Emergency Medicine and Co-Director of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University Stroke Network. Additionally, he has served on the Executive Leadership Committee of our NINDS-funded SPOTRIAS program. As PI on numerous and varied trials, Dr. Panagos understands the complexity of patient enrollment and has successfully enrolled many patients.

Dr. Panagos graduated from Dartmouth College in 1987 and subsequently completed his medical education at Emory University School of Medicine in 1994.  Following a year of surgical training at Naval Medical Center San Diego, he graduated and received his wings as a Naval Flight Surgeon in Pensacola, Florida. From 1996-1999, he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. In 2002, he completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati followed by a Neurovascular Emergencies/Stroke Fellowship at the same institution in 2003. Furthermore, Dr. Panagos was faculty at The Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University Emergency Medicine Program in Providence, RI from 2003-2009. While at Brown, he was Associate Director of the Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital Stroke Center and Chaired the RI Stroke Task Force.

He has served on numerous leadership positions at the state, regional and national level in the field of stroke and systems of care development, including but not limited to the AHA/ASA including Chair of Mission: Lifeline Stroke, the Emergency Neurovascular Care Committee (ENCC) and is the immediate past Chair of the ASA Stroke Council Leadership Committee. He is Associate Editor of Academic Emergency Medicine and an Emergency Medicine Oral Board Examiner.

Combined with his extensive research career, Dr. Panagos has delivered over 450 lectures affording him a tremendous perspective on the limitations and barriers of emergency services care across various healthcare settings.