Enrique Leira, MD

Associate Professor, Neurology, (view Academic Profile)

"A stroke is a time dependent emergency. That means the sooner the treatment the better the outcome is going to be. I think it is unacceptable that the outcome of a patient who had a stroke depends on where they live or where they happen to be when the stroke occurs."



  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery/Neurology Intermediate and Acute Care
  • Stroke
  • Vascular neurology

Education and Training


MD, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela


Neurology, St Louis University Hospital, St Louis, MO


Cerebrovascular Diseases, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA