Dr. Carrera, Joseph

Joseph Carrera, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology


Joseph F. Carrera, MD is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurology in the University of Michigan Medical School.

A native Ann Arborite, Dr. Carrera completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, where he graduated with a degree in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Sciences. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa in 2013. He went on to complete a neurology residency and vascular neurology fellowship at the University of Virginia. He is board certified in both general neurology and vascular neurology.

Areas of Interest

Dr. Carrera’s largest research interests include acute ischemic stroke imaging and stroke systems of care. He also has interest in research in graduate medical education, specifically novel evaluation strategies and burnout mediators. 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Carrera has expertise in the diagnosis, management and prevention of both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.


Medical School or Training

  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2013


  • University of Virginia, Neurology, VA, 2017


  • Vascular Neurology, University of Virginia, 2018

Board Certification

  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology