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Rodney Leacock, MD, Neurology, Columbia, SC, Prisma Health Richland Hospital


Neurology Columbia, SC

Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care


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  • Participate in the leadership of the Neuroscience ICU and Critical Care Services at Prisma Health in the Midlands.

    Fellowship trained and board certified in Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care.

    Growing involvement with Diversity, Inclusion and Equitable Care initiatives in providing Neurological Care locally and nationally.

    Clinical and research interests are predominantly in acute stroke, intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral aneurysms, AVM, intracranial and extracranial carotid and vertebral artery disease, stroke prevention and rehabilitation

Education & Training

  • Temple University Hospital
    Temple University HospitalResidency, Neurology, 1995 - 1998
  • Howard University
    Howard UniversityInternship, Transitional Year, 1992 - 1993
  • Howard University College of Medicine
    Howard University College of MedicineClass of 1992
  • Concordia University
    Concordia UniversityB. Sc., Exercise Science, 1981 - 1985

Certifications & Licensure

  • MO State Medical License
    MO State Medical License 1999 - 2024
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2003 - 2023
  • SC State Medical License
    SC State Medical License 2012 - 2023
  • MS State Medical License
    MS State Medical License 2010 - 2012
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1996 - 2004
  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 1999 - 2000
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Vascular Neurology
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS)Neurocritical Care

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • President's Service Award Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 2008
  • Award of Appreciation for Outstanding Dedication Office of Multicultural Affairs, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 2003
  • "Caring Physician" Award Pastoral Care Department Saint Louis University Hospital, 2003
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Venous thrombosis with both heterozygous factor V Leiden (R507Q) and factor II (G20210A)  
    Bhaijee, F, Jordan, B., Pepper, DJ., Leacock, R., Rock, WA Jr., Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 1/1/2012
  • Spinal cord infarction with multiple etiologic factors  
    Millichap, JJ. Sye, B and Leacock, R, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 1/1/2007
  • Neuroimaging pathology of the progression of a unilateral to bilateral medial medullary stroke  
    Gondim, F. de AA. Cruz-Flores, S, and Leacock, RO, Cerebrovascular Diseases, 1/1/2006
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  • Analysis of comorbidities in ischemic stroke patients (P6.278), University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville Campus.
    Cochran, T., et al, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 5/1/2014
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhages secondary to severe labile hypertension after small diencephalic intracerebral hemorrhage.
    Gondim, F de AA, Leacock, R.O. and Forget, T., Journal of Neuroimaging, 1/1/2002
  • Sneddon's Syndrome, Intercerebral Hemorrhage and Cerebral Angiomatosis.
    Gondim, F de AA, Leacock, R.O., et al, Journal of Neuroimaging, 1/1/2001
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  • "Stroke Prevention and Recognition: Saving Your Brain." 
    Greenville Health System: Health Events, Clinton, SC - 4/24/2014
  • "Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes, and Vascular Disease: Stroke Prevention and Recognition-Saving Your Brain." 
    Greenville Health System: Heart and Vascular Institute, Greenville, SC - 2/8/2014
  • "Stroke Triage and Transport: When time is brain use yours." 
    Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC - 2/6/2014
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Hospital Affiliations