College of Health Sciences
Dr. Jordan Yakoby is a neuroscientist and neurocritical care nurse practitioner. Dr. Yakoby has doctoral degrees in neuroscience and nursing and has also completed post-graduate medical education in the form a fellowship in Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care.
Dr. Yakoby has been teaching at the university level (at the undergraduate, graduate, and medical school levels) for the past two years in both didactic and clinical capacities. His professional clinical experience includes three years of service as a registered nurse in critical care, emergency, and pre-hospital flight nursing settings. Subsequently, as a nurse practitioner, he has dedicated his focus to the critically ill neurologic patient, with a special emphasis on those suffering from neurovascular issues such as ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and intracerebral hemorrhage, and other such issues.
Dr. Yakoby is graduate faculty in the School of Nursing at Walden University in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner master's program. Areas of special interest in teaching include pharmacology, pathophysiology, and diagnostic reasoning. His research interests include stroke research as well as an ongoing study on the prevention of pneumonia in nursing home residents through staff education. He has also performed research on traumatic brain injury using a rat model as part of his doctoral work.
He is a member of several professional associations, including Neurocritical Care Society, American Academy of Neurology, American Neurovascular Clinicians, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and American Association of Nurse Practitioners.