Andrew M Southerland

Andrew M Southerland, MD

General Neurology Appointment
Primary Location:
Adult Neurology Clinic

4th Floor

1221 Lee St.

Charlottesville, VA 22903



ABMS Certification:
Psychiatry & Neurology - General Neurology
Psychiatry & Neurology - Vascular Neurology
Research Interests:

Cervical artery dissection (carotid and vertebral artery dissection), fibromuscular dysplasia, novel applications of teleneurology and telestroke, prehospital stroke care, acute stroke clinical trials

Clinical Practice:
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, TIA/Mini Stroke, Fibromuscular Dysplasia, Ischemic Stroke, Stroke, Neurology Services, Cavernoma

Executive Vice Chair, Department of Neurology


Associate Professor
Andrew Mebane Southerland, MD, MSc, FAHA is an associate professor in the division of vascular neurology, departments of neurology and public health sciences at the University of Virginia Health. Dr. Southerland received his M.D. from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University as a prestigious Brody Scholar. As a medical student, he won multiple academic awards, including the AAN Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology and induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Southerland completed his internship at Carolinas Medical Center, where he was named the Arnold R. Frazier Intern of the Year. He then completed his neurology residency at the University of Virginia, where he also served as chief resident. During his vascular neurology fellowship at UVA, Dr. Southerland completed a master of science degree in clinical research with UVA's department of public health sciences. As a faculty clinician, Dr. Southerland has received numerous accolades for teaching and clinical excellence, including a 2017 Bedside Manner Award from OurHealth Magazine.  
Dr. Southerland is the past recipient of an early career award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) National Clinical Research Program, and currently serves on the AHA/ASA Telestroke Committee and the American Academy of Neurology Education Committee. Dr. Southerland also participated on the writing committee for the 2018 AHA/ASA Updated Guideline on the Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke. He serves as principal investigator or co-investigator for numerous stroke clinical trials.  His primary research interests focus on innovative methods of prehospital stroke care, novel applications of telemedicine and telestroke, and gene by environment associations in non-atherosclerotic vasculopathies, such as cervical artery dissection and fibromuscular dysplasia.  
Dr. Southerland currently serves as the executive vice-chair in the UVA department of neurology. 


East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC 2006
University of VA School of Medicine (Neurology)
University of VA School of Medicine (Vascular Neurology)