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Doctor Mark K. Borsody, BS, MD, PhD, SFNWC

© NWC - Doctor Mark K. Borsody, BS, MD, PhD, SFNWC - Neurologist, Department of Internal Medicine, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center - Senior Fellow of New Westminster College - http://www.newwestminstercollege.ca


Doctor Mark K. Borsody is a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College with an outstanding record of ethical leadership and service as a neurologist and professor. His professional and volunteer experience includes:

  • 2013 to present: Neurologist, Department of Internal Medicine, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Martinez, California
  • 2010 to present: Founder, Start-Up Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Nervive Inc, Orinda, California
  • 2008 to present: Clinical Assistant Professor (volunteer), Rosalind Franklin University and Chicago Medical College
  • 2005 to present: Founder, Board Member, Senior Scientist, NeuroSpring (formerly Northern Neurosciences)
  • 2012-2014: Neurologist (volunteer), Order of Malta Clinic, Oakland, California
  • 2011-2013: Member, Corporate Roundtable Executive Committee, American Academy of Neurology
  • 2010-2012: Director, Medical Affairs, Lytics Portfolio Genentech, South San Francisco, California
  • 2009-2010: Director, Medical Sciences, Lundbeck, Inc., Deerfield, Illinois
  • 2008-2009: Director, Medical Sciences, Astellas Pharma US, Deerfield, Illinois
  • 2007-2008: Neurologist (volunteer), Claymont Free Clinic, Wilmington, Delaware

Doctor Borsody’s education and training include:

  • 2004-2005: Vascular Neurology Fellow, Department of Neurology, Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center
  • 2001-2004: Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • 2000-2001: Transitional Medicine Intern, Department of Medicine, Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2000: Doctorate of Medicine, Ohio State University
  • 1999-2000: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Laboratory of Drs. Bryce Weir and Loch Macdonald, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Chicago
  • 1995-1999: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Physiology, Ohio State University
  • 1995-1999: Medical Student, Ohio State University
  • 1996: Doctorate of Philosophy, Division of Neuroscience, Emory University
  • 1991-1995: Graduate Student, Division of Neuroscience, Emory University
  • 1991: Bachelor of Science, Continuing Education Extension Program in Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University
  • 1988-1991: Undergraduate Student, Continuing Education Extension Program in Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University

Doctor Borsody’s medical licensure includes:

  • Permanent Physician License, ID No. C54, State of California

Doctor Borsody’s honours and awards include:

  • 2015 to present: Senior Fellow, New Westminster College
  • 2005-2007: Greater Midwest Postdoctoral Fellow, American Heart Association
  • 2005-2007: Northwestern Memorial Foundation Women’s Board Award (FY2005)
  • 2004: Teacher of the Year Award, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • 2003: Northwestern University Research Grants Committee Award
  • 2002: Goldberg Family Trust Award, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • 1996 and 1995: Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Scholarship, Ohio State University
  • 1991-1995: Woodruff Fellowship, Emory University
  • 1988-1989: Scarlet and Gray Scholarship, Ohio State University
  • 1988-1991: Ohio State University Honors Program

Doctor Borsody has published: M.K. Borsody. “Comprehensive Neurology Board Review” Thieme Medical Publishing, New York, 2006 and 2011 (two editions).  His other publications include the following manuscripts and book chapters:

  1. Anawis M.A. and M.K. Borsody. 2004. “Chronic Headache Disorders” in The 5-Minute Neurology Consult. J. Lynn, A. Rae-Grant, and H. Newton (Eds.) Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins.
  2. Bhangoo S., R. Chua, C. Hammond, Z. Kimmel, I. Semenov, A. Videnovic, J. Kessler, and M. Borsody. 2005. “Focal Neurological Injury From West Nile Virus Infection May Not Be Associated with Patient Age and Premorbid Health” Journal of the Neurological Sciences 234, 93-8.
  3. Borsody M.K., C. Yamada, D. Bielawski, T. Heaton, A. Garcia, F. Castro-Prado, J. Azpiroz, E. Sacristan. 2014. “Effects of noninvasive facial nerve stimulation in the dog middle cerebral artery occlusion model of ischemic stroke.” Stroke Feb 18, E-pub ahead of print.
  4. Borsody M.K., C. Yamada, D. Bielawski, T. Heaton, B. Lyeth, A. Garcia, F. Castro-Prado, J. Azpiroz, E. Sacristan. 2013. “Effect of pulsed magnetic stimulation of the facial nerve on cerebral blood flow.” Brain Research 1528: 58-67.
  5. Borsody M., J.W. Gargano, M. Reeves, and B. Jacobs. 2009. “Infarction Involving the Insula and Risk of Mortality after Stroke.” Cerebrovascular Diseases 27: 564-71.
  6. Borsody M., I. Semenov, K. Carroll, A. Kessler, J. Dubow, A. Barion, C. Hammond, G. Van Stavern, R. White, J. Raizer, and F. Leenen. 2006. “The Relation of Brain Ouabain-Like Compounds to Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension” Headache 46, 1255-1260
  7. Borsody M.K., A. Burke, W. Coplin, R. Miller-Lotan, and A. Levy. 2006. “Haptoglobin and the Development of Cerebral Artery Vasospasm After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage” Neurology 66, 634-40
  8. Borsody M.K. and S. Chaturvedi. 2005. “Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenting” in Carotid Artery Stenosis: Current and Emerging Treatments. S. Chaturvedi and P. Rothwell (Eds.) Marcel Dekker Publishers.
  9. Borsody M.K. and J.M. Weiss. 2005. “The Subdiaphragmatic Vagus Nerves Mediate Activation of Locus Coeruleus Neurons by Peripherally-Administered Microbial Substances” Neuroscience 131, 235-45
  10. Borsody M.K. and C.Y. Yamada. 2005. “Effects of the search technique on the measurement of the change in quality of randomized controlled trials over time in the field of brain injury.” Medical Research Methodology 5, 1-29
  11. Borsody M.K. and J.M. Weiss. 2004. “The Effects of Endogenous Interleukin-1 Bioactivity on Locus Coeruleus Neurons in Response to Bacterial and Viral Substances” Brain Research 1007, 38-56.
  12. Borsody M.K. and J.M. Weiss. 2002. “Peripheral Endotoxin Causes Long-Lasting Changes in Locus Coeruleus Activity Via IL-1 in Brain” Acta Neuropsychiatrica 14, 303-321.
  13. Borsody M.K. and J.M. Weiss. 2002. “Alteration of Locus Coeruleus Neuronal Activity by Interleukin-1 and the Involvement of Endogenous Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone” Neuroimmunomodulation 10, 101-121.
  14. Borsody M.K. and M.L. Coco. 2001. “A Hypothesis Accounting for the Inconsistent Results of Corticosteroid Therapy in Closed Head Trauma” Medical Hypotheses 56, 65-72.
  15. Borsody M.K., G.A. DeGiovanni, L.S. Marton, R.L. Macdonald, and B.H. Weir. 2000. “Thrombin Reduces Cerebral Artery Contractions Caused by Cerebrospinal Fluid from Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Patients” Stroke 31, 2149-2156.
  16. Borsody M.K. and R.L. Macdonald. 1999. “Current Treatment of Cerebral Vasospasm Caused by Subarachnoid Hemorrhage” Advances in Clinical Neurosciences 9, 205-222.
  17. Borsody M.K. and J.M. Weiss. 1996. “Influence of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone on Electrophysiological Activity of Locus Coeruleus Neurons” Brain Research 724, 149-168.
  18. Fedder W., M. Borsody, A. Gorelick, D. Ghilarducci, M. Rymer, J. Combes, A. Meade, T.J. Shephard, C. Bushnell. 2012. “Excellence in stroke care: Improving care in community hospitals.” Hospital Health Network 86: 49-9.
  19. Garcia A., E. Sacristan, J. Azpiroz, and M.K. Borsody. 2013. “Restored brain perfusion after non-invasive stimulation of the facial nerve in a canine stroke model.” IEEE. July, 6599-6602.
  20. Komoro T., M.K. Borsody, R.L. Macdonald, and B.H. Weir. 2001. “The Vasorelaxation of Cerebral Arteries by Carbon Monoxide” Experimental Biology and Medicine 226, 860-5.
  21. Macdonald R.L., B.K. Weir, L.S. Marton, Z.D. Zhang, M. Sajdak, L.M. Johns, A. Kowalczuk, M. Borsody. 2001. “Role of Adenosine 5′-Triphosphate in Vasospasm after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Human Investigations” Neurosurgery 48, 854-62.
  22. Tselis A., S. Chaturvedi, M. Borsody, R. Vaidya. 2007. “Management of Isolated Demyelinating Episodes by North American Neurologists” Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 34: 375-6.

As a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College, Doctor Mark K. Borsody is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

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