Area of Expertise
FOUR Score coma scale
Eelco F.M. Wijdicks, M.D., Ph.D., is a neurointensivist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and professor of neurology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He established the specialty of neurocritical care at Mayo Clinic and is an attending neurointensivist in the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, Saint Marys Campus. Dr. Wijdicks is the founding editor of the journal Neurocritical Care, the official journal of the Neurocritical Care Society, of which he is an honorary member. Dr. Wijdicks has published more than 1,000 research papers, practice guidelines, topic reviews, book chapters and editorials. He has authored, co-authored and edited 25 books on neurocritical care. He also created the FOUR Score coma scale to help assess the level of patient unconsciousness.