Dr. Carrera, Joseph

Joseph Carrera, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology
Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center


Joseph F. Carrera, MD is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurology in the University of Michigan Medical School.

A native Ann Arborite, Dr. Carrera completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, where he graduated with a degree in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Sciences. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa in 2013. He went on to complete a neurology residency and vascular neurology fellowship at the University of Virginia. He is board certified in both general neurology and vascular neurology. Dr. Carrera is a member of the Telestroke Program and an associate medical director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center. He is a member of the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association.

Areas of Interest

Dr. Carrera’s largest research interests include cerebrovascular imaging of acute ischemic stroke, secondary stroke prevention strategies, and stroke systems of care. He also has interest in research in graduate medical education, specifically novel evaluation strategies and burnout mediators. 

Clinical Interests

  • Acute stroke evaluation and management
  • Secondary stroke prevention
  • Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Cervical Artery Dissection

Honors & Awards

American Academy of Neurology 2023 Education Awards-A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award.


Medical School or Training

  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2013


  • University of Virginia, Neurology, VA, 2017


  • Vascular Neurology, University of Virginia, 2018

Board Certification

  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology

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