Personnel and Facilities
Dr. Tegeler's Background
Dr. Charles H. Tegeler
Raised in Springfield, MO, Dr. Tegeler completed undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, where he also completed Internal Medicine residency. He received Neurology training at the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, and has obtained board certifications in Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Vascular Neurology. After completion of Neurology residency, he remained on the faculty at UTHSC-SA for four and a half years, before joining the faculty at Wake Forest School of Medicine in 1990.
He is now a Professor of Neurology, and holds the McKinney-Avant Chair in Neurosonology. He directed the Stroke Section, and Stroke Center, for 18 years, has been Medical Director of the Neuroultrasound Laboratory since 1993, and has directed the Wake Forest Baptist Health Telestroke Program since it was established in 2009. He also directs the Ward A. Riley Ultrasound Center, as well as the Neurovascular Ultrasound Courses, is cross-appointed in the Hypertension and Vascular Research Center, and is Vice-Chair of the Promotions and Tenure Committee.
Over the years, Dr. Tegeler’s research has mostly focused on new uses of ultrasound in stroke and stroke prevention. More recently he has established an extensive research program evaluating HIRREM™ for neurological and cardiovascular disorders.
Dr. Tegeler’s outside academic activity has included service as President of the American Society of Neuroimaging, Chair of the Neuroimaging Section of the American Academy of Neurology, Chair of the Neurosonology Community of Practice of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, President of the North Carolina Neurological Society, and President of the North Carolina Stroke Association.