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  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine


Medical School
  • MBBS, University of London (1995)
  • PhD, University of Southampton (2006)
Residency Training
  • Internal Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical Center, NY (2008)
Fellowship Training
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care, Weill Cornell Medical Center (2010)


  • Internal Medicine


  • Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Clinical Interests/Expertise

Dr. Parnia

Contact Information

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Stony Brook, NY 11794.

Telephone Ph.: 631-444-1776
Fax Fax: 631-444-7502

  • Personal Statement
  • Honors
  • Publications
  • Grants/Trials

  • Dr. Parnia joined the faculty at Stony Brook Medical Center as a member of the Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Division, of the Department of Medicine in 2010. His clinical and research areas of expertise are in cardiac arrest resuscitation, brain resuscitation and the cognitive sequelae of surviving cardiac arrest including near death experiences. He is director of Resuscitation Research at the State University of New York in Stony Brook, USA and an honorary fellow at Southampton University Hospital, UK. Dr. Parnia currently directs a number of international studies focusing on the quality of brain resuscitation as well as the cognitive processes that occur during cardiac arrest. As well as publishing in leading scientific and medical peer reviewed journals, he is also the author of two popular science books, Erasing Death (2013) and What Happens When We Die (2006).

  • American Heart Association, Resuscitation Science Symposium Young Investigator Award, 2013
  • Stony Brook Medical Center, Department Medicine Meritorious Service Award, 2011
  • British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Research Fellowship Award, 2002
  • Member of Royal College of Physicians, London
  • Member of British Thoracic Society
  • Member of American Thoracic Society
  • Member of British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
  • Member of European Respiratory Society

  • For articles published by Dr. Parnia, click here.

  • GRANT: AWARE (AWAreness during REsuscitation) - A multicentre international prospective study examining cognitive processes and awareness during cardiac arrest (Multiple investigators in 12 centers in UK, Austria & USA)
  • GRANT: A Multicentre International Prospective Study of the Role of Cerebral Oximetry in Predicting Outcomes in In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
  • GRANT: Survival, Neurological and Functional Outcomes in Survivors of Cardiac Arrest Following the Implementation of Organ Perfusion Targeted Resuscitation
  • GRANT: A Pilot Positron Emission Tomography Study Evaluating the Role of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) Receptor Activation and Neuroinflammation in Cognitive Impairment following Anoxic Brain Injury