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David H. Sirken

David H. Sirken, DO, FAAN, FACP

Clinical Associate Professor; Director, Inpatient Neurology; Student Clerkship Director; Sub-internship Course Director


Department: Neurology

Practices: Drexel Neurosciences Institute

Specialties: Neurology

Education

  • DO - New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (1987)
  • BA in Biology and Psychology - Rutgers University (1983)

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, FAAN, FACP, is board certified in neurology, with subspecialty board certifications in vascular neurology, headache medicine and brain injury medicine. He has a clinical interest in stroke.

Clinical Services

Neurology, Headache, Stroke

Fellowships

  • Clinical Neurophysiology - Medical College of Pennsylvania (1993)

Residencies

  • Neurology - Medical College of Pennsylvania (1992)

Internships

  • The New York Methodist Hospital (1988)
  • Mercy Catholic Medical Center (1989)
David H. Sirken, DO, 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 director and the Sub-internship Course director.

Research Interests

Stroke treatment

Publications

"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

Presentations

"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


Practice Office

Drexel Neurosciences Institute
245 N. 15th Street
Mail Stop 423, Suite 7102
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.6915
Fax: 215.762.3161