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Leah Croll        

Professor, Board-Certified Neurologist & Medical Journalist

Leah Croll, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. She completed her neurology residency and stroke fellowship at NYU Langone Health. Dr. Croll is board-certified in both neurology and vascular neurology.

Aside from clinical practice in neurology, she is a medical journalist. She has covered a broad range of health and neuroscience stories, including FDA approvals, breaking news research, changes to the NFL concussion protocol, groundbreaking therapuetics for Alzheimer's disease, Elon Musk's Neuralink, and COVID trends. Dr. Croll is a contributor for Medscape, an alumnus of the ABC News medical unit, and a frequent guest medical expert for multiple media outlets. She has appeared on the BBC, Good Morning America, ABC News Live, World News Tonight with David Muir, and more.

Speech Topics


Medicine in the media in the age of misinformation

These days, it's increasingly challenging to identify trustworthy medical information in the news and on social media. This talk explores why that's the case, what drives the spread of medical misinformation, and what the consequences of medical misinformation are. We also discuss tips for spotting medical misinformation, resources you can use to do your own medical factchecking, and pointers for talking to patients/others when they are misinformed.

Chronic neurologic disease and caregiver burnout

Caregiver burnout is a major challenge facing all people affected by chronic neurologic disease. This talk breaks down how and why this happens and what we can do to support caregivers as well as we support patients with neurologic disease.

Brain-machine interface technology: past, present, and future

This talk gives an overview of brain-maching interface research. It goes over the history of the research and gives a rundown of where we are right now. We will explore how brain-machine interface technology can be used to help people in the future and what challenges we still face with it.

Everything you need to know about stroke prevention

This talk empowers listeners with digestible information that they can apply to their real lives to understand their risk for stroke and to take action to prevent it.

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