Peter Panagos, MD

Professor, Emergency Medicine

Peter Panagos Research


Dr. Panagos is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Neurology at Washington University in St Louis. He is a 1987 graduate of Dartmouth College. In 1994, he completed his medical education at Emory University. 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 from with the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. In 2002, he completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati and subsequently completed a SAEM funded Neurovascular Emergencies/Stroke Fellowship at the same institution in 2003. This was a first for an emergency physician in the US. Dr. Panagos’ primary research and clinical interest is the acute stroke management. He has published over 100 articles and abstracts and has lectured over 350 times across the US and worldwide, mainly on the topic of stroke care. At Washington University, he has served as the site PI for the IMS III, EXTEND and STOP IT trials-all NIH funded. He is the Director of Neurovascular Emergencies in the Division of Emergency Medicine and Co-Director of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University Stroke Network. He currently serves on the ACEP Research Committee, American Stroke Association Scientific Statements Oversight Committee, American Stroke Association Advisory Committee and Chairs both the American Stroke Association Mission: Life Stroke Committee and Comprehensive Stroke Center EMS Routing Subcommittee. He has previously served as Chair of the Emergency Neurovascular Care Committee. He is a reviewer and Editor for several emergency medicine journals in the US and abroad, including Associate Editor of the Academic Emergency Medicine journal. Dr. Panagos is currently a Fellow of both the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Emergency Medicine (ACEP).