Shadi Yaghi, MD

Shadi Yaghi, MD

Co-Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Rhode Island Hospital; Director, Research at the Neurovascular Center, Rhode Island Hospital

Shadi Yaghi, MD, FAHA, a board-certified vascular neurologist, is co-director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center and director of research at the Neurovascular Center, both at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Yaghi is also an associate professor of neurology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University as well as chief of the division of vascular neurology at Brown Neurology. 

Dr. Yaghi earned his medical degree at the American University of Beirut and completed an internal medicine internship and a research fellowship at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. He continued his training with an internal medicine internship and neurology residency at the University of Arkansas Medical Center. Dr. Yaghi spent two years at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University furthering his training in vascular neurology.

Dr. Yaghi is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Vascular Neurology.

He is a fellow of the American Heart Association, active on its Stroke Council, and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Yaghi’s research focuses on intracranial atherosclerosis, treatment and outcome of thrombolysis-related hemorrhage, and cardiac biomarkers in patients with cryptogenic stroke.

He has presented widely and has been lead author of or contributor to more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles as well as abstracts and book chapters. He has been a reviewer for several medical journals and is on the editorial board of the journal, Stroke.

Among honors Dr. Yaghi has received are the Brown University Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Rhode Island Top Vascular Neurologist Award in 2018-19.



Comprehensive Stroke Center, Rhode Island Hospital
Ambulatory Patient Center (APC Building) (directions)
110 Lockwood St., 5th Floor
Providence, RI 02903


  • Medical School:  American University of Beirut
  • Fellowship:  New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia
  • Internship:  American University of Beirut
  • Residency:  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences