N. Stevenson Potter, MD, PhD

Neurointensivist, Neurocritical Care, Rhode Island Hospital

N. Stevenson Potter, MD, PhD, is a neurologist in the division of neurocritical care at Rhode Island Hospital and an assistant professor of neurology and neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University where he co-directs the school’s course in neurology. He is board certified in neurology and neurocritical care.

His research interests include studying the collection of signals from implanted intracranial electrodes to help analyze interictal physiology and seizure origin, propagation and cessation in patients undergoing craniotomy for epilepsy surgery. Other interests include informatics in the setting of acute stroke and critical care, overcoming communication barriers among the critically ill and neurologically injured, and the collection of neurologic signals to assist in movement.

He is also currently involved in a number of clinical trials focusing on treatment and outcomes in acute stroke and intensive care unit patients.

He is a member of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, The Neurocritical Care Society and The American Academy of Neurology.

He graduated with honors from Harvard College and received his medical and graduate degrees (including a PhD in immunology) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Metrohealth Medical Center and a residency in neurology at the Cleveland Clinic, followed by a fellowship in vascular and critical care neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.



Brown Neurology
Ambulatory Patient Center (APC Building) (directions)
110 Lockwood St., 5th Floor
Providence, RI 02903


  • Medical School:  Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Residency:  Cleveland Clinic
  • Fellowship:  Massachusetts General Hospital