Krystyna Barnard
September 13, 2019

Lori C. Jordan, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has received a secondary appointment in the Department of Radiology. She currently serves as Director of the Pediatric Stroke Program and Associate Director of the Child Neurology Residency Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. 

“Appointing Dr. Jordan as secondary faculty in radiology is an honor for us,” said Reed Omary, M.D., M.S., Carol D. and Henry P. Pendergrass Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. “Her knowledge and expertise in pediatrics and pediatric neurology will bring added value to our faculty, trainees and most importantly, our patients. I’m excited to see her impact across our department grow.”

Dr. Jordan received her M.D. from the University of Oklahoma and her Ph.D. in Clinical Investigation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She subsequently completed residencies in pediatrics and pediatric neurology, and a fellowship in cerebrovascular neurology, at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her areas of expertise include neurosciences, stroke, and pediatric and vascular neurology. 

Sumit Pruthi, M.D., Associate Professor of Radiology and Chief of Pediatric Neuroradiology, says Dr. Jordan’s leadership and dedication to her field have resulted in the creation of one of the nation’s top-rated pediatric stroke programs, and has made Vanderbilt a primary referral center for stroke in children.

“We are privileged to be able to welcome Dr. Jordan as a member of our department,” said Dr. Pruthi. “I have been fortunate to work with her on multiple projects, which exemplify the synergism between clinical neurology and the imaging sciences, that have led to multiple publications that increase our knowledge base of both adult and pediatric stroke. I look forward to continuing and increased collaborations with Dr. Jordan to the benefit of our patients.” 

Dr. Jordan is among 26 colleagues from departments across VUMC and Vanderbilt University with secondary appointments in the Department of Radiology. 

“Secondary appointments give us the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across the organization,” added Dr. Omary. “These connections are essential to fulfilling the academic and clinical missions of the Medical Center.”