Ann K. Helms, MD, MSAnn K. Helms, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Neurology

Vice Chair, Education

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Best Doctors 2017-2018


  • Adult Neurology


  • Stroke
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Hyperbaric Medicine


  • Doctor of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, 1999
  • MS, Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, IL, 1995


  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Washington Hospital Center, DC, 1999-2000
  • Residency, Neurology, University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, 2000-2003
  • Fellowship, Vascular Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, 2003-2005
  • Fellowship, Neurocritical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2008


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Stroke Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Neurocritical Care Society
  • Wisconsin Neurologic Society
  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine

Awards and Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1988
  • Baxter Fellowship for Graduate Research, 1993
  • Resident research presentation award, University of Maryland, Department of Neurology, 2003
  • Daniel M. Soref Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003

Brief Clinical/Research Interest Statement

Clinical interests:

  • Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
  • Acute and hyperacute stroke treatment
  • Stroke prevention
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Traumatic brain injury

Research interests:

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy of acute ischemic stroke.
  • Stroke outcomes research
  • Stroke prevention trials
  • Medical Education

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