Bradley Molyneaux Promoted to Co-director of NICU

Bradley Molyneaux, MD, PhD has been promoted to the position of co-director of the Neurovascular Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, effective immediately. He will share the co-director role with Marie Baldisseri, MD, MPH and work under Lori Shutter, MD, FNCS, FCCM, who is director of the Neurovascular and the Neurotrauma ICUs. Dr. Molyneaux is an assistant professor of Neurology, Neurological Surgery and Critical Care Medicine.

“In the NICU, Brad has been instrumental in overseeing quality and value metrics, developing operational processes, and liaising with the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery,” said Scott Gunn, MD, who is vice chair for Clinical Affairs and Quality Improvement at the Department of Critical Care Medicine.

In 2013, Dr. Molyneaux joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh after completing a neurology residency and neurocritical care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Woman’s Hospital at Harvard University. He is an attending neuro-intensivist in the NICU and Neurotrauma ICU, where he cares for patients with stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, status epilepticus, and traumatic brain injury.

As a PI in the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Dr. Molyneaux’s laboratory is investigating mechanisms of injury and repair of the cerebral cortex. He has been the site PI for several multicenter clinical trials, including ATACH-II and GAMES-RP.

In addition to teaching medical students, residents, and fellows who rotate in the neurocritical care units, Dr. Molyneaux is the faculty advisor for the weekly Neurovascular and Neurocritical Care lecture series, teaches in the medical student first-year basic neuroscience course, and gives lectures as part of the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship core lecture series.