Dr. Venkatasubramanian Chitra
Kaplan's USMLE Faculty
Dr. Venkatasubramanian is a board-certified neurologist, vascular neurologist, and neurocritical care physician. She completed her residency training in internal medicine from India and neurology residency and stroke/neurocritical care fellowships at Stanford University Medical Center. She holds a Masters degree in Clinical Trials from the University of London. She has been on faculty since 2007. Her primary focus is the clinical care of neurologically critically ill patients in the intensive care unit and patients with acute stroke and TIA in the inpatient stroke unit. In addition, she sees patients with stroke and neurovascular diseases in her stroke clinic as well as patients discharged from the neurological ICU. Her main interests are in brain hemorrhage, unusual and rare causes of stroke, cerebral venous thrombosis and anticoagulation management after strokes. Her research focuses on the study of brain edema and tissue perfusion in intracerebral hemorrhage using novel MRI techniques and biomarkers. She is the Stanford principal investigator for several clinical trials in intracerebral hemorrhage. She is happily married and has two young boys. She enjoys cooking, yoga and coaching her son for spelling and geography bees.