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Carolyn A. Cronin

Carolyn A. Cronin M.D., Ph.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Neurology
Administrative Title: Director Of Residency Program
Location: 110 S. Paca Street, 3N140
Phone: 410-328-5803
Phone: 410-328-6483
Fax: 410-328-5899

Personal History:


  • 1994: B.S., Biology, Boston College
  • 2002: Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Virginia
  • 2003: M.D., University of Virginia

Clinical Training

  • 2004-2005: Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Virginia
  • 2005-2008: Neurology Residency, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2008-2009: Neurovascular Fellowship, Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Research Interests:

In addition to treating stroke patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings, Dr. Cronin is involved in clinical stroke research. Her research has included local studies to evaluate outcomes in patients treated with the thrombolytic drug tPA for acute stroke, as well as national and international multi-center stroke studies.

Clinical Speciality:

Neurology with a Subspecialty in Vascular Neurology


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Cronin CA. Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator for stroke: A review of the ECASS III results in relation to prior clinical trials. J Emerg Med 2010;38:99-105.
  2. Cronin CA, Aldrich EF, Kittner SJ. Occipital bone abnormality causing recurrent posterior circulation strokes. Stroke 2011;42:e370-2.
  3. Cronin CA, Shah N, Morovati T, Hermann LD, Sheth KN. No increased risk of symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage after thrombolysis in patients with european cooperative acute stroke study (ECASS) exclusion criteria. Stroke 2012;43:1684-1686.
  4. Gupta R, Horev A, Nguyen T, Cronin, CA, et al. Higher volume endovascular stroke centers have faster times to treatment, higher reperfusion rates and higher rates of good clinical outcomes. J Neurointerv Surg 2013;5:294-297.
  5. Sheth KN, Shah N, Morovati T, Hermann LD, and Cronin CA. Intravenous rt-PA is not associated with increased risk of hemorrhage in patients with intracranial aneurysms. Neurocrit Care 2012;17:199-203.
  6. Gold DR, Aquino KM, Cronin CA. Local(eyes)ing signs in sequential bihemispheric strokes. Neurologist 2012;18:389-390.
  7. Dutta TM, Josiah AF, Cronin CA, Wittenberg GF, Cole JW. Altered taste and stroke: A case report and literature review. Top Stroke Rehabil 2013;20:78-86.
  8. Sheth KN, Terry JB, Nogueira RG, Cronin, CA, et al. Advanced modality imaging evaluation in acute ischemic stroke may lead to delayed endovascular reperfusion therapy without improvement in clinical outcomes. J Neurointerv Surg 2013;5 Suppl 1:i62-5.
  9. Walcott BP, Miller JC, Kwon CS, Cronin, CA, et al. Outcomes in severe middle cerebral artery ischemic stroke. Neurocrit Care 2013.
  10. Cronin, CA, Fortes, M., and Lee, TC. Position Dependent Carotid Impingement Causing Recurrent Strokes. Journal of Neurology & Translational Neuroscience, Cerebrovascular edition, 2014
  11. Cronin, CA, Hermann LD. Right Hemisphere Ischemia is More Likely to Cause Falsely "Mild" Symptoms and Poor Outcomes Without Thrombolysis. Journal of Neurology & Translational Neuroscience, Cerebrovascular edition, 2014
  12. Prabhakaran S, Jovin TG, Tayal AH, Cronin, CA, et al. Posttreatment variables improve outcome prediction after intra-arterial therapy for acute ischemic stroke. Cerebrovasc Dis 2014;37:356-363.
  13. Sun CH, Ribo M, Goyal M, Cronin, CA, et al. Door-to-puncture: A practical metric for capturing and enhancing system processes associated with endovascular stroke care, preliminary results from the rapid reperfusion registry. J Am Heart Assoc 2014;3:e000859.

Solicited review articles and Book Chapters:

  1. C.A. Cronin, C.J. Weisman, and R.H. Llinas (2008) Stroke treatment: Beyond the three-hour window and in the pregnant patient. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1142: 159-178.
  2. C.A. Cronin and R. J. Wityk (2008) "Anticoagulation in Ischemic Stroke," In: Acute Management of Brain and Spinal Cord Injury: Evolving Paradigms, Eds. Bhardwaj A, Ellegala D, Kirsch JR