Dr. Fletcher is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology at the University of Michigan. He received his B.S. in human physiology from Michigan State University in East. Lansing in 1996 and his degree in medicine from Wayne State University, Detroit in 2000. Dr. Fletcher then completed a residency in Neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio followed by fellowships in vascular neurology and neurocritical care at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA. Prior to joining the University of Michigan in 2009, Dr. Fletcher was a clinical instructor in medicine at Michigan State University and Staff neurointensivists at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo MI. Dr. Fletcher completed a Master’s of Science degree in clinical research design and statistics at the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health.
Dr. Fletcher’s research interests include clinical outcomes research in general critical care and neurological critical care. He has a specific interest in reducing intensive care unit complications to improve outcome in subarachnoid hemorrhage patients. Additionally, monitoring of the autonomic nervous system after brain injury with the hope to gain insight into how autonomic nervous system abnormalities relate to outcome after brain injury and how manipulation of the autonomic nervous system may improve outcome. Dr. Fletcher’s research has been deeply collaborative including joint work with the departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Fletcher is currently funded for translation research through the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research. Dr. Fletcher currently has over 25 publications in peer reviewed journals and reviews for numerous journals in the medical field. He has also been a reviewer of abstracts for the society of critical care medicine of neurocritical care society annual congresses.