Kevin Sheth, MD is a critical care neurologist at Yale Medicine. He has a particular interest in acute neurological syndromes, especially those complicated by brain swelling and hemorrhage.
Dr. Sheth graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He was an intern at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a neurology resident and chief resident at Partners Neurology (Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women's Hospitals). In 2013 he was recruited to Yale as the founding chief of the Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology and Chief of Clinical Research for the Department of Neurology.
As a critical care neurologist, Dr. Sheth uses his expertise to stabilize each patient he sees. He takes into account not only the status of the brain, but also the status of all other organs of the body, including the heart, lungs and kidneys. At the same time, he works hard to reach a diagnosis and determine a treatment strategy by using cutting-edge technology, including advanced brain imaging, spinal cord imaging, EEGs and blood tests.
In addition, Dr. Sheth is passionate about supporting and educating families of patients in the neuro-ICU. “It’s a privilege to be there for families whose loved ones were healthy and living their usual lives until, in a split second, there was an unimaginable change,” he says.
Dr. Sheth was initially drawn to neurology as a specialty because of how little is known about the brain and much there is still to discover. “It is one of the frontiers in science and there’s a huge opportunity to make a dent,” he says.
In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Sheth conducts research on new therapies for patients with conditions such as stroke, brain hemorrhage and trauma. He is also actively developing new methods to detect and follow brain swelling.
Dr. Sheth is also an associate professor of neurology and of neurosurgery at the Yale School of Medicine.