Rebecca Pollard, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Program Director, Neurology Residency Training Program

Biographical Sketch 

Dr. Pollard is a vascular neurologist specialized in the comprehensive care of stroke patients, including diagnosis, management, and prevention of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Her research interests include acute reperfusion therapies, disparities in stroke care, and medical education, with a particular focus on teaching and mentorship of students, residents, and fellows. 

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Residency, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Neurology 
  • Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Vascular Neurology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Vascular Neurology

Professional Organization Membership

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Selected Publications

Callen AL, Tanabe J, Thaker AA, Pollard R, Sauer B, Jones W, Pattee J, Steach B, Timpone V. Evaluation of Cerebrovascular Reactivity and Vessel-Wall Imaging in Patients With Prior COVID-19: A Prospective Case-Control MRI Study. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2023 Feb;220(2):257-264. doi:10.2214/AJR.22.28267

Huo D, Leppert M, Pollard R, Poisson S, Fang X, Rubinstein D, Malenky I, Eklund I, Nyberg N. Large Vessel Occlusion Prediction in the Emergency Department with National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale Components: A Machine Learning Approach.  Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 2021 Oct;30(10):106030. PMID: 34403842

Pollard R, Thaker A, Johnson P, Roark C. Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion in an Intravenous Drug User with Multiple Needle Fragments in the Neck Arteries. The Neurohospitalist. 2021;11(3):272-274. PMID: 34163558

Pollard R, Case D, Leppert M. No time to delay with large vessel occlusions: Every minute counts. Neurology. 2020 Nov;95(18):803-04. PMID: 32943480

Pollard R, Leppert M, Rawson C, Boehnke M, Honce J, Nagae L, Poisson S, Nyberg E. A Clinical Paradigm for Classifying Neurologic Symptoms to Screen for Emergent Large Vessel Occlusions. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 2019 Apr;28(4):929-34. PMID: 30638942