Sarah Y. Song, MD, MPH

Sarah Young-Mi Song, MD, MPH, an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, received a Doctorate of Medicine and Master of Public Health from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, IL. Dr. Song’s research interests include race and stroke outcomes, emergency medical services and acute stroke, and stroke-prevention interventions for minority communities.




“A community partnered approach to improving stroke symptom recognition and response in elderly Korean-Americans.”┬áDr. Song’s RCMAR/CHIME- and UCLA CTSI-funded project aimed to improve stroke knowledge with effective stroke education within the vulnerable population of Korean-American elderly, and to use this project as the basis for a larger, more focused risk-factor intervention project for elderly Korean-Americans.


  • Song S, Saver J. Growth of regional acute stroke systems of care in the United States in the first decade of the 21st century. Stroke. 2012 Jul;43(7):1975-8. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.112.657809. Epub 2012 Jun 5. PubMed PMID: 22669404; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3413285.
  • Song S. Hyperacute management of ischemic stroke. Semin Neurol. 2013 Nov;33(5):427-35. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1364213. Epub 2014 Feb 6. Review. PubMed PMID: 24504604.
  • Song S, Fonarow GC, Olson DM, Liang L, Schulte PJ, Hernandez AF, Peterson ED, Reeves MJ, Smith EE, Schwamm LH, Saver JL. Association of Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Program Participation and Clinical Outcomes for Medicare Beneficiaries With Ischemic Stroke. Stroke. 2016 May;47(5):1294-302. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.011874. Epub 2016 Apr 14. PubMed PMID: 27079809.