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

Steve Messe, MD

Michael Mullen, MD

Paul Novello, MD

Laura A Stein, MD

Qingyang (Kristy) Yuan, MD

Rebecca Burdett, CRNP

Research Team:

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

Devin Keating, BS, BA
Stroke Clinical Trials Project Coordinator

MaryLiz DeSanto
Research Assistant

Sean A Spangler, MS
Clinical Research Coordinator

Stephanie Cummings, BS
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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