Bio


Liz Fox is the Lead Advanced Practice Provider for Neurocritical Care at Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, California. She holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and is board certified as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Neurovascular Practitioner, and Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist. Liz is also an assistant clinical professor in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at University of California San Francisco, assisting with the development and implementation of neuroscience focused content.

Liz has extensive experience in acute stroke care, encompassing both clinical and regulatory aspects. She has been involved in the development of stroke systems of care as the past chair of the Illinois EMS Stroke Advisory Subcommittee and the Midwest Stroke Action Alliance. In her current clinical role Liz functions as a Nurse Practitioner in a neuro intensive care unit caring for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. From a regulatory perspective, she was previously a reviewer for The Joint Commission reviewing both Primary Stroke Centers and Comprehensive Stroke Centers.

She remains active in her professional organizations; Liz is a Fellow of the American Heart/Stroke Association and serves as a member of the Stroke Council of the Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Board. She is also chair for the Advanced Practice Provider Committee of the Neurocritical Care Society. She has published on stroke nurse navigation models of care, is a writing committee member for upcoming aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage guidelines as well as nursing guidelines for ICU/Thrombectomy care. She has provided numerous lectures on stroke and ICU care at professional conferences. Liz is truly passionate about improving stroke care and educating those around her.

Clinical Focus


  • Lead Advanced Practice Provider, Neurocritical Care
  • Nurse Practitioner

Honors & Awards


  • Fellow of the Neurocritical Care Society, Neurocritical Care Society (2020)
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association, American Heart/Stroke Association (2013)

Professional Education


  • Board Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center, Nurse Practitioner (2017)
  • ANVP-BC, Association of NeuroVascular Clinicians, Stroke - Advanced Neurovascular Provider
  • AG-ACNP-BC, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • MSN - Post Masters, UCSF School Of Nursing, Post Masters in AG-ACNP (2017)
  • ACNS-BC, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • MSN, Northern Illinois University School of Nursing, Masters in Nursing (2009)