Also part of the UPMC family:
Also part of the UPMC family:

Lawrence R. Wechsler, MD

Title
  • ​Henry B. Higman Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
  • Vice President of Telemedicine Services, Physician Services Division
  • Founder of the UPMC Stroke Institute and of the telestroke network at UPMC
Description

Dr. Wechsler is a leader in the field of vascular neurology and has both led and participated in numerous clinical trials that have improved outcomes for stroke survivors. He was also among the first physicians to report on direct intra-arterial injections of urokinase to dissolve blood clots in the brain of persons suffering stroke.

Under his direction, the UPMC Stroke Institute was a leading contributor to many pivotal trials of neuroprotective agents, IV thrombolysis, intra-arterial thrombolysis, advanced imaging in stroke, secondary stroke prevention and stem cell therapies. He has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and is the co-editor of a leading textbook on transcranial Doppler ultrasound in cerebrovascular disease.

Dr. Wechsler was an early proponent of telestroke program development, including multiple medical and surgical specialties. UPMC has expanded telemedicine into 21 service lines in 23 facility locations.

Dr. Wechsler earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard College and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed training in internal medicine at UPMC Presbyterian and residency in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular disease.

Find a Doctor

Browse UPMC doctors and medical professionals to find the care that's right for you. Customize your search by specialty, zip code, last name, and more.


Visit the UPMC Find a Doctor website.
Make an Appointment

Find important information on scheduling your appointment or finding a doctor or service that meets your needs.


Request an appointment now.
Find a Location

Browse addresses and contact information for our network of hospitals, specialty care practices, and community health locations.


Find a UPMC location near you.
Pay Your Bill

Learn more about how to pay your UPMC bill. Find resources including payment methods and contact information for assistance.


Pay your bill now.
Find a Career

Advance your career with UPMC. Discover our latest job listings and learn about our values and career pathways.


Find your ideal career at UPMC.