David E. Newman-Toker, MD PhD

David E. Newman-Toker, MD PhD, professor of neurology and director of the division of neuro-visual & vestibular disorders at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence, both in Baltimore. His work has been widely published in professional journals including JAMA, BMJ Quality & Safety, Stroke, Neurology, Diagnosis and Quality Management in Health Care.

Health Care Providers

A Missed Diagnosis

Last month, a reader shared the story of her lifelong journey to find a diagnosis for her persistent fainting spells.…


Dangerous Diagnostic Mistakes Linked to Three Big Disease Groups

Cancer, vascular events and infections account for about 75% of all dangerous diagnostic errors. Find out the best ways to protect yourself here…

Health Care Professionals

Is Your Doctor Overconfident?

In the work world and in life, confidence is a highly appealing trait.


Protect Yourself from Having Your Stroke Missed In the ER

You may know all about the “classic” signs of a stroke—sudden one-sided weakness...a loss of balance, speech or coordination...paralysis. But…


Deaths By “Wrong Diagnosis” Exceed 40,000/Year

Misdiagnosis: Serious Mistakes More Common than Drug Errors Imagine going to the emergency room with a severe headache and being…


New Way to Diagnose Stroke in Under One Minute

Low-Tech Eye Test Delivers Accurate Stroke Diagnosis It presents a diagnostic challenge for doctors when patients arrive at the ER…