Sandra Pinzon, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Pinzon is a board-certified neurologist with over ten years of clinical and research experience. She completed a stroke research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2007 and has participated in several clinical trials to improve outcome after acute ischemic stroke. Dr. Pinzon graduated from Colombian School of Medicine in 2002 and completed adult neurology residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia in 2012. Her main areas of interest include vascular neurology, neurologic manifestations of systemic illness and neuroimmunology.

Education & Training

  • Resident, Thomas Jefferson University, Adult Neurology
  • Internship, Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s, Harvard Medical School, Stroke Research
  • MD, Colombian School of Medicine, Universidad El Bosque

Specialized Areas of Clinical, Research and/or Educational Interests

Clinical: Neurological emergencies, neurologic manifestations of systemic illness and neuroimmunology
Research: Gender and socio-economic disparities and outcomes of epilepsy and neurovascular disorders
Education: Patient education to improve understand of neurologic illness, treatment adherence and coping with chronic neurologic conditions

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

Professional Organization Membership

  • American Academy of Neurology

Honors & Awards

  • Kaplan Medical USMLE Honor Roll
  • Neurology Resident Appreciation Award, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Master MS Fellowship Program Recipient