Dr. Hakimi is a Neurointensivist and the Director of the Neuro ICU and TCD Services at Prisma Health-Upstate’s Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. He serves as an Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina-Greenville School of Medicine. Previously, Ryan Hakimi, DO, MS was the first neurointensivist in the state of Oklahoma and the founding Medical Director, of the OU Medical Center Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, where he served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He was also on faculty at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences where he helped create the Neurology curriculum. He was a United States Department of Energy Applied Health Physics Fellow, graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his medicine internship and neurology residency at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine-Botsford Hospital. He completed a fellowship in neurocritical care and stroke at Duke University Medical Center. He wrote the post-cardiac arrest hypothermia protocols for Durham County EMS (North Carolina) and later worked with the Oklahoma Office of the Medical Control Board to co-author the state’s post-cardiac arrest treatment protocol which is applied throughout the state. He served as the Vice Chairman of the LifeShare Advisory Board (Oklahoma Organ Transplantation Services) from 2010-2013. Dr. Hakimi co-authored the Continuum article on the “Neuroimaging of Hemorrhagic Stroke”. He is board certified in Neurology and Neurosonology (ultrasound physics, transcranial Doppler ultrasound, carotid ultrasound). He received a Presidential Citation in 2014, 2017, and 2018 from the Neurocritical Care Society and in 2017 from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He also received the 2017 ASN Volunteer Member Award. He is the current Chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Osteopathic Section and the Treasurer of the American Society of Neuroimaging.