Neurointensivists are physicians specially trained in neurocritical care. Their primary training may be in neurology, neurosurgery, anesthesiology or internal medicine, but they have undergone additional subspecialty training to care for the unique needs of neurocritically ill patients. Along with treating neurological injuries, neurointensivists also manage medical complications such as heart arrhythmias, lung or blood stream infections, blood clots, liver or kidney failure and a variety or respiratory disorders. Neurointensivists are able to provide complete care for patients by integrating and balancing the management of both the brain and the body. Neurointensivists provide medical management and perform many bedside invasive procedures (such as intubation, central line placement, and brain pressure monitor placement). In many facilities, neurointensivists are the leaders of the multi-disciplinary neurocritical care team.