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Tara L M. Dutta, MD

Academic Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Additional Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology Safety and Quality Assurance Officer, Department of Neurology Medical Director, NeuroCare Intermediate Care Unit, University of Maryland Medical Center

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Education and Training

2000-2004 - B.S., Biology, Spanish, Butler University (Honors)

2004-2005 - M.A., Human Physiology, Ball State University

2005-2009 - M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine

2009-2010 - Internship, Internal Medicine, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD

2010-2013 - Residency, Adult Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Neurology

2013-2014 - Fellowship, Vascular Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Neurology


Dr. Dutta is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and is a board-certified vascular (stroke) neurologist.  She completed her neurology residency and stroke fellowship at University of Maryland Medical Center in 2014. Subsequently, she worked at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, CA, and held an appointent as adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology with University of Southern California/Keck School of Medicine.  In addition to her clinical care and resident teaching duties, she served as co-director of the Neurology System of Care, contributed to performance improvement initiatives and best practice measures for the Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County, and served as a site-PI for the SUCCEED trial (Secondary stroke prevention by Uniting Community and Chronic care model teams Early to End Disparities). She then worked as a vascular neurologist at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center/Comprehensive Stroke Center in Sacramento before returning to Maryland.

Currently, she is the director of the Neurohospitalist Service at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the Medical Director of the Neurocare Intermediate Care Unit.  Her clinical focus is in treating patients with a variety of acute neurologic conditions, and working to improve quality of care delivery, patient safety, and clinical outcomes.

Research/Clinical Keywords

neurohospitalist, stroke

Highlighted Publications

Cronin CA, Langenberg P, Dutta, TM, and Kittner SJ. Transition of European Cooperative Acute Stroke Study III Results to Clinical Practice: Ninety-Day Outcomes in a US Cohort. Stroke 2013; 44(12):3544-6.

Dutta TM, Josiah AF, Cronin CA, Wittenberg GE, and Cole JW. Altered Taste and Stroke: A Case Report and Literature Review.  Top StrokeRehabil 2013;20(1)78-86.

Towfighi A, Cheng EM, Ayala-Rivera M, McCreath H, Sanossian N, Dutta T, Mehta B, Bryg R, Rao N, Song S, Razmara A, Ramirez M, Sivers-Teixeira T, Tran J, Mojarro-Huang E, Montoya A, Corrales M, Martinez B, Willis P, Macias M, Ibrahim N, Wu S, Wacksman J, Haber H, Richards A, Barry F, Hill V, Mittman B, Cunningham W, Liu H, Ganz DA, Factor D, Vickrey BG. Randomized controlled trial of a coordinated care intervention to improve risk factor control after stroke or transient ischemic attack in the safety net: Secondary stroke prevention by Uniting Community and Chronic care model teams Early to End Disparities (SUCCEED).  BMC Neurol. 2017 Feb 6;17(1):24

Razmara A, Valle N, Markovic D, Sanossian N, Ovbiagele B, Dutta T, Towfighi A. Depression is Associated with a Higher Risk of Death among Stroke Surviviors.  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017 Aug 2. pii: S1052-3057(17)30363-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2017.07.006

Professional Activity

2009-2017 - Member, American Academy of Neurology

2013-2017 - Member, American Heart Association

2017 - Member, Neurohospitalist Society

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