The CODES


Michael De Georgia, MD, FCCP, FAHA, FCCM, FNCS


Drums & Percussion

backup vocals


Dr. Michael De Georgia is the Director of the Reinberger Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where he holds the Maxeen Stone and John A. Flower Endowed Chair in Neurology. Dr. De Georgia is also the Director of the Center for Neurocritical Care and Co-Director of the Cerebrovascular Center of University Hospitals’ Neurological Institute.

Dr. De Georgia is an internationally recognized leader in the field of neurological intensive care, which encompasses stroke, bleeding within and around the brain, head trauma, brain swelling, and coma. He is active in research related to lowering the temperature of the brain to protect it after injury and new innovative neuromonitoring approaches in the intensive care unit. He is the Director of the Case Critical Care Bioinformatics Consortium, a tight collaboration between physicians, engineers, computer scientists, experts in informatics, and industry focusing on integrated data acquisition, processing, and innovative visualization in the intensive care unit.

From 1999 to 2007, Dr. De Georgia was on staff at the Cleveland Clinic where he was Head of the Neurological Intensive Care Program and Director of the Neurology-Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit. Prior to that, he was Director of the Neurocritical Care and Stroke Program at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

Dr. De Georgia earned his medical degree with honors in 1989 from the Northeast Ohio Medical University after completing an accelerated six-year combined B.S./M.D. program. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a Neurology residency at Tufts University-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Neurocritical Care and Stroke fellowship at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Neurology, Vascular Neurology, and Neurocritical Care and is an honorary fellow of the American College of Physicians, American Heart Association, American College of Critical Care Medicine, and Neurocritical Care Society. He is listed as one of “America’s Best Doctors.” A dynamic speaker, Dr. De Georgia is a frequently invited speaker around the world and a health commentator for ABC World News Tonight, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and other media outlets.

Finally, when not practicing medicine, teaching, conducting research, writing books, or speaking, Dr. De Georgia plays in a rock band called “The Codes”. Because of his interest in music and the brain, he is the founding Director of the Center for Music and Medicine, a collaboration between musicians, cognitive scientists, psychologists, music therapists, and physicians throughout Northeastern Ohio.

Gear:

Vintage (1973) Slingerland drum set (nothing compares to the warm, woody tone of vintage Slingerland),

Zildjian Cymbals,

Remo Drumheads,

Vic Firth Sticks.