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Brian C. Mac Grory

Associate Professor of Neurology
Neurology, Stroke and Vascular Neurology
40 Duke Medicine Circle, Durham, NC 27708
Office hours 9AM-6PM Monday-Friday  


Dr. Brian Mac Grory, MB BCh BAO, MHSc, MRCP, FAHA, FANA is an Associate Professor of Neurology & Ophthalmology at the Duke University School of Medicine and a Staff Neurologist at Duke University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland in 2011. After an internship at St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, he completed a neurology residency and vascular neurology fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine/Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. Upon completion of his training, he served for 3 years on the faculty of Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital before being recruited to Duke University in 2020.

His clinical practice encompasses both vascular and general neurology in the emergency, inpatient, outpatient, and telemedicine settings. He has a particular clinical interest in central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO or "eye stroke") and has developed a center of excellence for the treatment of this condition at Duke. He led the development of the first ever American Heart Association (AHA) scientific consensus statement on the management of CRAO which was endorsed by six professional medical societies in the United States representing neurology, neurosurgery, cardiology, ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, and optometry.

Dr. Mac Grory has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles appearing in JAMABritish Medical Journal, Circulation, StrokeAnnals of Neurology, JAMA Neurology, and Neurology. His research on retinal vascular disease is funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (K23 HL161426), the AHA (23MRFSCD1077188), and the Duke Office of Physician-Scientist Development (FRCS #2835124). Additionally, he serves as Clinical Lead for the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Data Analytic Program at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) and Associate Program Director for the vascular neurology fellowship program at Duke. His research has been recognized with the Stroke Progress and Innovation Award, Stroke Care in Emergency Medicine Award, and Early Career Investigator Award from the AHA/American Stroke Association. He is a member of the AHA's Stroke Systems of Care Advisory Group, the Stroke Emergency Neurovascular Care Committee, and the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP(UK)). 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Neurology · 2022 - Present Neurology, Stroke and Vascular Neurology, Neurology
Associate Program Director in the Department of Neurology, Vascular Neurology Fellowship · 2021 - Present Neurology, Clinical Science Departments
Associate Professor in Ophthalmology · 2022 - Present Ophthalmology, Clinical Science Departments
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute · 2021 - Present Neurology, Clinical Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University · 2023 M.H.S.
University College Dublin (Ireland) · 2011 M.B.B.Ch.