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David H. Sirken

David H. Sirken, DO, MSMed, FAAN, FACP

Clinical Associate Professor; Neurology Student Clerkship Associate Director; Neurology Student Pathway Associate Director

Department: Neurology

Specialties: Neurology


  • DO - New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (1987)
  • BA in Biology and Psychology - Rutgers University (1983)
  • MSMed - Master of Science in Medical Education - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (2020)

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology (2018)
  • Drexel University College of Medicine Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching (2017)
  • National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America (2014)
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (2012)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American College of Neuropsychiatrists
  • American Heart Association
  • National Headache Foundation
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Neurological Society
  • Philadelphia County Medical Society
  • Philadelphia Neurological Society

David H. Sirken, DO, MSMed, FAAN, FACP, is board certified in neurology, with subspecialty board certifications in vascular neurology, headache medicine and brain injury medicine. He is director of the neuro-hospitalist program at Global Neurosciences Institute. Dr. Sirken has a clinical interest in stroke.

Clinical Services

Neurology, Headache, Stroke


  • The New York Methodist Hospital (1988)
  • Mercy Catholic Medical Center (1989)


  • Neurology - Medical College of Pennsylvania (1992)


  • Clinical Neurophysiology - Medical College of Pennsylvania (1993)

David H. Sirken, DO, MSMed, FAAN, FACP, is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Neurology at Drexel University College of Medicine. He has held faculty appointments at Drexel and its predecessor institutions since 1992, and he currently serves as the Neurology Student Clerkship associate director and the Neurology Student Pathway associate director. Dr. Sirken is director of medical student education at Global Neurosciences Institute.

Research Interests

Stroke treatment


"Recognition of Peduncular Hallucinosis Prompted by Magnetic Resonance Images"
Matthews MK, Alter M, Sirken DH
Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology,and Behavioral Neurology, 8:64-9, 1995

"MRI and Electrophysiological Findings in a Case of Peduncular Hallucinosis Associated with a Thalamic-Midbrain Infarction"
Matthews MK, Alter M, Sirken DH
Neurology, 42(S3):165, 1992


"Secondary Stroke Prevention"
Jefferson Health Northeast Second Annual Stoke Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 17, 2016

"Intracranial Hemorrhage"
Jefferson Health Northeast First Annual Stoke Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1, 2015

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.

Contact Information

Department of Neurology
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107