Bradford B Worrall

Bradford B Worrall, MD

General Neurology Appointment
Primary Location:
Adult Neurology Clinic

4th Floor

1221 Lee St.

Charlottesville, VA 22903



ABMS Certification:
Neurology, 1998
Research Interests:

Genetics, inflammation in cerebrovascular disease and other neurological diseases

Clinical Practice:
Carotid Artery Disease, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, TIA/Mini Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, Vascular Malformations, Vascular Disease Care, Stroke, Neurology Services, Cavernoma



A fellowship-trained cerebrovascular neurologist, Bradford B. Worrall, MD, MSc, specializes in treating patients who have a stroke or other type of condition that affects blood flow and the blood vessels in the brain. He sees patients in the hospital, clinic, and emergency department settings.

Dr. Worrall serves many roles at UVA:

  • Division Chief for Vascular (Stroke) Neurology
  • Harrison Teaching Professor of Neurology and Public Health Sciences
  • Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Neurology
  • Program Director of the Vascular (Stroke) Neurology Fellowship
  • Affiliate faculty member in the Center for Public Health Genomics

Outside of UVA, Dr. Worrall serves as deputy editor of editorial education for the journal Neurology.

Dr. Worrall shares, “I have a particular interest in the genetic causes of stroke.” These include:

  • Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL)
  • Familial cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM)
  • Fabry disease 

“My research focuses on novel mechanisms and risk factors in cerebrovascular disease using an -omics approach (genomics, epigenomics, metabolomics, and microbiome),” Dr. Worrall says.

He adds, “I have a particular interest in stroke health disparities and differences in outcome after stroke.”

Dr. Worrall was born at the University of Virginia Hospital and lived in Charlottesville as a child. “I grew up outside of Baltimore. My education took me up and down the east coast – New Haven, Atlanta, and New York City. I returned to Charlottesville and the University of Virginia in 1997.” 

He adds, “My wife and I have two teenage boys. We enjoy hiking, the performing arts, and dining out in Charlottesville and the surrounding region.”

  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Research Mentoring Award, 2022
  • Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Health (Sponsored by University of Newcastle), 2017-2018
  • Best Doctors in America® List, 2013-2020


Emory University, 1993
Neurology, Columbia University
Cerebrovascular Neurology, University of Virginia