About Penn Stroke

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The Division of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania has a long and storied history.  Our accomplishments include:

  • One of the first designated stroke units in the United States
  • First JCAHO certified primary stroke center in Philadelphia
  • First JCAHO certified comprehensive stroke center in the Philadelphia region (2012)
  • National Institute of Health-funded Philadelphia Regional Stroke Trials Network Coordinating Center
  • National Institute of Health-funded Neurology Emergency Treatment Trial Network (NETT) Hub
  • Two faculty members have received the American Academy of Neurology Michael Pessin Stroke Leadership Award

Faculty:

Christina Blum, MD

Brett Cucchiara, MD

John Detre, MD

Chris Favilla, MD

Scott Kasner, MD, Director

Donna Kurowski George, MD

Jeanie Luciano, MSN, RN, CNRN, CRNP

Steve Messe, MD

Michael Mullen, MD

Paul Novello, MD

Qingyang (Kristy) Yuan, MD

Research team:

Nichole Gallatti, M.S.Ed, CCRP
Stroke Clinical Trials Project Coordinator

Devin Keating, BS, BA
Stroke Clinical Trials Project Coordinator

Mary Liz Desanto

Research Assistant

Sean A. Spangler, M.S.
Clinical Research Coordinator
Administrative team:

Michele Sellers, MSN, RN
Administrator, Penn Neuro Rescue and Telestroke Program

Elizabeth Neuhaus-Booth, BSN, RN
Stroke Coordinator

Cathy Schmitt, BSN, RN
Stroke Clinical Performance Coordinator

Alycia Dickman,  BA
Administrative coordinator, Penn Neuro Rescue and Telestroke Program

 

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