Dr. Sheryl Martin-Schild, MD, PhD, FANA, FAHA

Dr Sheryl Martin-Schild

Sheryl Martin-Schild, MD, PhD, FANA, FAHA

Vascular Neurologist

Dr. Sheryl Martin-Schild, MD, PhD, is a New Orleans native and has spent the majority of her training and career in New Orleans. Prior to joining Touro, Dr. Martin-Schild served as an Associate Professor of Neurology and Director of the Stroke Program at Tulane University School of Medicine for eight years where she developed and award winning comprehensive stroke center.  She currently also serves as the Stroke Medical Director for the New Orleans East Hospital.  Dr. Martin-Schild enjoys mentoring medical students and residents in healthcare outcomes research in acute stroke. Her number one priority is her patients and making sure they receive the best care during and after their hospital stay. Dr. Martin-Schild is the State Medical Director for Stroke of the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) and enjoys traveling to facilities throughout Louisiana, educating healthcare providers and the public on stroke risk factors, prevention, and acute treatment.

Medical Education & Training

Medical School: MD - Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 2001; PhD - Tulane University, New Orleans, La., 2000
Residency: Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, 2006
Fellowship: University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX, 2007; University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX, 2008
Specialty Board Certifications: Internal Medicine by American Board of Internal Medicine, Adult Neurology by American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Vascular Neurology by American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurocritical Care by United Council of Neurologic Sub Specialties, Neuroimaging by United Council of Neurologic Sub Specialties

Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Robert Steven Trainor

Dr. Robert Trainor

Dr. Robert Steven Trainor


Dr. Robert “Steven” Trainor is excited to join the Dr. Brain team. A Louisiana native, Dr. Trainor attended Louisiana State University and LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He then completed his Neurology residency and Vascular Neurology fellowship training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. During and following this training, he developed his affinity for providing stroke care in the acute and chronic phases of disease and learned how the treatment choices in the early phase of stroke can lay the groundwork for recovery. In addition to treating acute and chronic stroke including post-stroke spasticity treatment with botulinum toxic injections, Dr. Trainor is also interested in the treatment of seizure disorders, neuroinflammatory diseases, migraine and headache syndromes, and dementia. Upon returning to Louisiana, he developed procedures for providing acute stroke care at the New Orleans VA, where he served as the Acting Chief of the Neurology Service and taught LSU and Tulane Neurology residents and medical students as the GME site director and student clerkship director. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and was selected for the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. His mission is person-centered care arising from a place of optimism and alliance.