Marilou Ching

Marilou I. Ching

Marilou I. Ching MD, MPH, FACP

UBMD Neurology


Cerebrovascular (Stroke); Internal Medicine; Neurology; Neuroscience; Stroke

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Professional Summary:

I am a neurologist who specializes in the care of patients with stroke and other neurovascular disorders. I am board-certified in internal medicine, neurology and vascular neurology. I care for inpatients at Buffalo General Medical Center, the busiest stroke service in New York State, and for outpatients after their discharge from the hospital. I serve as the neurology medical director at the Gates Vascular Institute, a state-of-the-art facility adjoining Buffalo General Medical Center that specializes in the care of vascular disorders. As a member of several committees, I help develop admission and treatment guidelines for the medical center. Of note, we continue to improve our door-to-tissue plasminogen activator time for those patients who are eligible for this treatment for acute stroke. Our stroke center has been recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and received a “Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus” award from the American Heart Association.

I am very involved in stroke research and serve as principal investigator on several cutting-edge National Institutes of Health (NIH) and industry-funded clinical trials. My research and publications in this domain include clinical investigation into the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cerebrovascular disease.

In addition to my clinical and research role, I am very involved with the education of medical students, residents and fellows on the neurovascular service. I serve as the program director for the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) which trains one to two fellows each year. I give several didactic lectures every year to various audiences at different levels of training.


Cerebrovascular (Stroke), Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neuroscience, Stroke

Patients Treated:

Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:


Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):

  • UBMD Neurology at Conventus

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Vascular Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2007)
  • Residency, Combined Residency in Internal Medicine and Neurology, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2005)
  • Fellowship, Research Fellow, Food and Drug Administration Fellow in Clinical Pharmacology (1996)
  • MPH, Master of Public Health, Columbia University (1994)
  • MD, Far Eastern University - Dr. Nicanor Medical Foundation (1985)
  • BS, Ateneo de Manila University (1981)

Awards and Honors:

  • Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Award for Excellence in Teaching (2013)
  • Outstanding Accreditation Award (2012)
  • Michael E. Cohen Resident’s Research Day Award for Outstanding Resident Research Presentation (2005)
  • American Academy of Neurology Resident Scholarship Award (2005)
  • Michael E. Cohen Resident’s Research Day Award for Outstanding Resident Presentation (2004)
  • Best Resident (1997)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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