Is a board certified Neurologist with subspecialty certification in Vascular Neurology. He specializes in treating patients with a range of neurologic conditions, particularly those with vascular diseases such as stroke, TIA, intracerebral hemorrhage, or carotid stenosis. In addition to his work at CNS, Rick is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he has worked since 2012. At UMass, he has served as director of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship, departmental liaison for the Quality Improvement program and member of the Emergency Acute Stroke Task Force. He continues to work with residents and fellows in the Neurology ambulatory clinic.
Rick received his undergraduate degree at Harvard before completing his medical degree at the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine, in Biddeford, ME. He did his residency in Neurology including serving as Chief Resident at UMass and completed a clinical fellowship in Cerebrovascular Neurology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School. He served on faculty at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH before returning to Massachusetts. He has co-authored multiple articles on stroke and vascular disease, has served as principal investigator for multiple clinical research trials. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Massachusetts Medical Society, and has been elected Fellow of the American Heart Association.
Outside of Neurology, Rick enjoys spending time with his family, going running, or getting lost backpacking in the mountains.