Professor Gary Ford is Chief Executive of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network, Professor of Stroke Medicine at Oxford University and a Consultant Stroke Physician at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. Gary graduated from Cambridge University and held a Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship at Stanford University. Gary developed the first thrombolysis protocol for acute stroke in England and the Face Arm Speech Test (FAST) now used to increase public and professional awareness of stroke. In 2005, Gary was appointed Director of the National Institute for Health Research Stroke Research Network and awarded a CBE in the 2013 New Year Honours List for services to research in stroke medicine.
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