VCU's Department of Neurology Welcomes Dr. Karissa C. Arthur

By Shea Wright Department of Neurology

August 25, 2022

The VCU Department of Neurology welcomes Karissa C. Arthur, M.D., as an Assistant Professor of Neurology in the division of vascular and critical care. Dr. Arthur joined us on August 1, 2022 from Johns Hopkins’ Department of Neurology, Cerebrovascular Division, where she most recently completed a fellowship in vascular neurology. Dr. Arthur served as the executive chief resident of the Johns Hopkins Residency program.

Dr. Arthur’s clinical focus is on the diagnosis and management of neurologic disorders with a special interest in cerebrovascular disease, including acute stroke therapy, secondary prevention of stroke, and recovery from stroke.

Dr. Arthur hopes to continue her clinical research with the Stroke Center at Johns Hopkins entitled: Association of LAMS pre-hospital evaluation in predicting target mismatch on perfusion imaging in patients with large vessel occlusions. The purpose is to perform a retrospective cohort study to identify if there is an association between LAMS score and perfusion mismatch on CT perfusion imaging.

Dr. Arthur is the 2021 Frank L. Coulson Jr. award recipient for Clinic Excellence awarded to an early career physician who have shown clinical excellence from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Arthur received her bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State College in State College, PA. She received her master's and doctoral degrees from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, PA.