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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Director of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Research

Board Certification

  • Pulmonary Medicine (ABIM)
  • Internal Medicine (ABIM)


  • Internal Medicine


  • Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine


Medical School
  • University of London (1995)
Residency Training
  • Internal Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical Center, NY
Fellowship Training
  • Pulmonary Critical Care, Weill Cornell Medical Center, NY

Contact Information

Stony Brook, NY 11794-8172
TelephonePh.: 631-444-1776
FaxFax: 631-444-7502

  • Personal Statement
  • Honors
  • Publications
  • Grants/Trials
  • Dr Sam Parnia is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his medical degree from the Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals (UMDS) of the University of London in 1995 and his PhD in cell biology from the University of Southampton in the UK in 2006. Dr. Parnia has trained extensively both in the UK and the USA where he completed his medical residency at the Universities of Southampton, UK and Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, USA. He completed his fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of London and the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, USA in 2010. He 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. Dr Parnia’s 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)
  • 2002 – British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology – Research Fellowship Award
  • 2011 – Stony Brook Medical Center, Department Medicine Meritorious Service Award
  • 2013 – American Heart Association - Resuscitation Science Symposium Young Investigator Award
  • For articles published by Dr. Parnia, click here
  •  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)
  • A Multicentre International Prospective Study of the Role of Cerebral Oximetry in Predicting Outcomes in In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.
  • Survival, Neurological and Functional Outcomes in Survivors of Cardiac Arrest Following the Implementation of Organ Perfusion Targeted Resuscitation
  • 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