Nicole Beaton Sur, MD

Dr. Nicole Beaton Sur is Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in the Department of Neurology, Stroke Division. Dr. Sur received her MD degree from the Boston University School of Medicine in 2013. She completed her Internal Medicine internship, Neurology residency and Vascular Neurology fellowship at the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital. She also served as Chief Resident in Neurology in 2016-2017 and was awarded “Woman Resident of the Year” in 2017 by the Committee of Interns and Residents and Women in Academic Medicine organizations. In July 2018, Dr. Sur joined the stroke faculty at the University of Miami where her efforts have been focused on the care of patients with cerebrovascular disease/stroke, research in health disparities and cardioembolic stroke, graduate medical education, and strengthening the equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives within academic Neurology.


Dr. Sur is a co-investigator in the Florida Stroke Registry and site-PI for the NIH-funded multicenter DISCOVERY study evaluating cognitive outcomes after stroke. Her research with the Florida Stroke Registry has centered on evaluating race/ethnic and sex disparities in the use of anticoagulants in patients with stroke due to atrial fibrillation. She has presented her research at national and international scientific meetings and has various publications in high-impact journals. In 2020 Dr. Sur was appointed as CME/Highlights Editor for the journal Stroke.


Aside from her clinical and research interests, Dr. Sur has been involved with graduate medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. In 2020 she was appointed Pathway Director for the Neuroscience and Behavioral Science scholarly concentration pathway, a new pathway in the NextGenMD medical school curriculum which she helped develop. She is an active member of the National Board of Medical Examiners and sits on the Test Materials Development Committee, writing questions for the US Medical Licensing Exam. Dr. Sur is also an instructor in the Neurology Clerkship and a clinical educator to residents and fellows on the JMH and UMH stroke service. She serves as an active member of the Diversity Committee in the Department of Neurology, where she has helped to raise awareness and develop initiatives to enhance equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism efforts within academic neurology.