Robert A Felberg MD

A neurologist with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Robert Felberg has designed and developed several well-known Comprehensive Stroke Centers. An award winning medical educator, he recognizes there is a critical lack of teaching in the factors required to be a truly successful physician beyond clinical knowledge. He founded Physician Advocates LLC and Medical Success Central to inform and help physicians learn how to become successful in their medical career.


Fellowship trained at University of Texas Houston Health Science Center under the tutelage of Dr’s James Grotta, Andrei Alexandrov, and working in the laboratory of Jarek Aronoswonski, Dr Felberg is board certified in Neurology, Neurocritical Care, and Cerebrovascular Neurosonology. He completed his Neurology residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital where he was a chief resident and clinical instructor after graduating medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

With an interest in Education, Acute Stroke, Health Systems Integration and Processes, Dr Felberg reached out to the underserved urban patient population in New Orleans, Louisiana and underserved rural communities in central Pennsylvania, serving as stroke program directors at the Ochsner Medical Center and Geisinger Medical Center. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Overlook Medical Center in Summit – one of the busiest stroke practices in the Northeast.

With an interest in acute stroke therapy, telemedicine, neurosonology, intracerebral hemorrhage and Patent Foramen Ovale,  Dr Felberg has published in several per reviewed journal, participated in multiple clinical trials as primary investigator or on the executive committee. He helped run one of the first randomized trials of hypothermia following cardiac arrest and also participated in several of the early trials of carotid stenting. He has presented at several international conference and is a highly requested grand rounds lecturer.


Public Speaking:

A dynamic and highly requested lecturer, Dr Felberg is available to speak on the following topics. Dr. Felberg will also speak on several related topics. Feel free to contact us to discuss any upcoming speaking engagements.

  • Medical Topics: over the years Dr. Felberg has lectured on a multitude of topics regarding Vascular Neurology and Neuro Critical Care. If there is a particular topic you’d like covered, please let us know. Very likely we will be able to accommodate
    • Acute Stroke Management
    • Telemedicine in acute stroke evaluation
    • Use of thrombolytic and catheter based intervention in acute Stroke management
    • Management of Cerebral Edema
    • Evaluation of stroke
    • Evaluation of stroke in the young
    • Evaluation of Cryptogenic Stroke
    • The role of Atrial Fibrillation and stroke
    • The role of cardiac monitoring in evaluation of cryptogenic stroke
    • Patent Foramen Ovale in stroke and treatment Option
    • Role of anticoagulation in stroke management
    • Evaluation, Diagnosis, and treatment of Cerebrovascular vasculitis
    • Reversible Cerebrovascular Vasospasm Syndrome
    • Acute imaging of stroke
    • Neuro Boards reviews
  • Non-Neurology Medical topics
    • Breaking Bad news and having the tough conversations with families and patients
    • LEAN sigma in healthcare
    • The 90-day innovation cycle- tapping g into the creative power of your staff
    • Board review
    • Turn around your patient satisfaction scores
    • The surprising role of chaos in healthcare
    • Using quality Metrics to improve your stroke program
  • Professional Skills and Medical Business Skills for Physician
    • Medical interviewing
    • Introduction to negotiation
    • Advanced medical negotiation (several lectures)
    • Managing relationship in medical practice
    • Introduction to office politics for physicians
    • Introduction to physician contracts
    • Conflict management for physicians
    • Physician leadership
    • What defines a toxic work environment?


Recent lectures and Scheduled Upcoming lectures:

1/25/2018 Expert Theater. Cryptogenic Stroke the Missing Linq? International Stroke Conference. Los Angeles CA

1/18/2018 Advances in Cryptogenic Stroke USC- Palmetto Health Center, Columbia SC

1/17/2018 Cryptogenic stroke the missing linq? University Southern Alabama, Mobile AL

12/3/2017  Negotiation and Professional Skills Mini-Workshop, Morristown , New Jersey

11/29/2017 Evaluation of Acute Stroke  and JC Comprehensive Stroke Center Review. Tufts Hospital. Boston MA

11/17-18/2017  Negotiation and Professional Skills for Physicians Seminar. Drew University. Madison New Jersey

11/15/2017 Role of Disability in Acute Stroke Treatment, North Shore Medical Center Union and Salem Hospitals, Boston MA.

11/11/2017 Cryptogenic Stroke Overview Innovations in Cryptogenic Stroke: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Improving Patient Care Program. Boston MA

11/8/2017: Optimizing cardiac Monitoring for Embolic Stroke of Unknown Source (ESUS) SVIN 2017 meeting. Boston MA

10/30/2017: World Stroke Day Community Health Event. Overlook Medical Center. Summit NJ

10/24/2017: Expanding thrombolytic eligibility in acute stroke-The role of new guidelines. Englewood Hospital  and Holy Name Medical Center. Paramus NJ

10/19/2017: Using Quality Metrics to improve your stroke program.  Einstein Medical Center Phila PA

10/18/2017: Role of Disability in acute stroke treatment. Neurology Grand Rounds Allegheny Health Network Pittsburgh PA

10/18/2017: Using Quality Metrics to improve your stroke program.  Penn Highlands Elk Hospital  St Mary’s PA

10/18/2017: Using Quality Metrics to improve your stroke program. Dubois Hospital Dubois PA

9/27/2017: Role of Disability in acute stroke treatment. Newton Hospital Newton NJ

9/20/2017: Expanding thrombolytic eligibility in acute stroke-The role of new guidelines Catholic Health Systems Buffalo NY

9/15/2017: Cryptogenic stroke from unknown to Public health priority. San Diego CA

9/15/2017: Developing you Cardioembolism Stroke Program. San Diego CA

8/12/2017: Negotiation Small Group Workshop Morristown, New jersey

8/10-11/2017: Negotiation and Professional Skills for Physicians Seminar. Drew University. Madison New Jersey