- ABMS Certification:
- American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
- Clinical Practice:
- Stroke, Neurology Services
- Assistant Professor
As a vascular neurologist, Necrisha Roach, MD, MS, specializes in the diagnosis, management and long-term treatment of stroke and other neurovascular diseases.
“I am interested in stroke prevention and focus my efforts on stroke education, particularly among members of minority and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged communities,” Dr. Roach says.
In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she serves as one of the associate program directors for the adult neurology residency program and as a residency advisor to medical students interested in pursuing a neurology career.
Dr. Roach was born and raised on the twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. After completing secondary school education there, her family moved to New York City. She attended Baruch College, City University of New York where she earned a bachelor’s in business administration in finance and investments, with a double minor in economic policy and English literature.
After working as an investment banker for a few years, she decided to get involved in scientific research. This led her to earning a master’s in human physiology and biophysics from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She then returned to New York City to serve as an adjunct professor of biology before pursuing a career in medicine. After earning her medical degree at The Ohio State University, she returned to VCU for her neurology residency training, and serving as one of the chief residents. At UVA, she completed an additional year of fellowship training in vascular neurology.
Dr. Roach has been to Guatemala, Kenya, and Zimbabwe for three mission trips, serving as organizer and team lead on one of her mission trips. She shares: “When I am not busy working, I like going back to New York City to visit my family and friends. I also really enjoy traveling and found that it is a great way to connect with my patients. My love for travel is not purely recreational. I have incorporated my love for medicine and my desire to help others into my trips.”
- The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2016
- Virginia Commonwealth University, Neurology-Vascular
- University of Virginia