We are pleased to welcome Jens Witsch, MD to the Penn Stroke faculty. Dr. Witsch earned his medical degree from Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg. He then completed his neurology residency at the Charité in Berlin and a research fellowship in neurocritical care at Columbia University. He subsequently completed a neurology residency at Yale School of Medicine followed by a fellowship in vascular neurology at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College. He earned a doctoral degree from Heidelberg University for research in cell physiology conducted at the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg and an advanced teaching and research degree from the Charité (Habilitation).
Welcome to our new fellows!
Arooshi attended medical school at University of Louisville, and then completed both her Internal Medicine and Neurology residencies at New York University. Arooshi is joining us this year as an ACGME fellow.
Farhan attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College in Pakistan, and then completed his Internal Medicine residency at Boston Medical College and his Neurology residency at Hannemann Hospital & University of Pennsylvania. Farhan is joining us this year as an ACGME fellow.
Jonah attended medical school at Columbia University, and then completed both his Internal Medicine and Neurology residencies at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Jonah is joining us this year as an ACGME fellow.
After more than 15 years with the Penn Stroke team, Dr. Mike Mullen is leaving us to become the Stroke Director across town at Temple University. We are not at all happy to see him go – Mike has been such an integral part of our team, bringing an incredible mix of energy, leadership, and integrity to our program. And beyond that, he has been a good friend. No doubt this is a great opportunity for Mike, and we are excited about the future collaborations that will develop between Penn and Temple with his move. We wish him great success!
We are pleased to announce that Sarah Carter, BS and Ann Le, BS, have joined our team as Clinical Research Coordinators. Welcome aboard!
Kudos to Dr. Michael Mullen who received the “Gift of Life Award” from the Ree Wynn Foundation, which is dedicated to advancing education and awareness around thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP).
Coming soon- the newest edition of the premier stroke textbook, co-edited by our own Dr. Scott Kasner.
Dr. Steve Messe is the new chair of the American Heart Association Stroke Systems of Care Workgroup overseeing Get With The Guidelines – Stroke.
Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Sloane on receiving a CTSA KL2 Mentored Career Development award! Dr. Sloane’s research focuses on the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) — a non-invasive, low-cost neuromodulatory intervention — to target cognitive performance in the immediate post-stroke period. She will be collaborating with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Good Shepherd Penn Partners.
Congratulations to Dr. Aaron Rothstein and collaborators! Their article “Acute Cerebrovascular Events in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients” was one of the top 10 most discussed articles published in the journal Stroke in 2020.