We are pleased to announce that Sean Spangler, MS, has joined our team as a Clinical Research Coordinator. Welcome aboard!
Dr. Steven Messe is interviewed about the recent AAN guideline statement on PFO closure in a podcast sponsored by the journal Neurology. Click here to listen.
Brett Cucchiara, MD was interviewed for an UpToDate podcast on the early benefit of antiplatelet therapy after TIA or ischemic stroke. You can find the podcast here.
We are pleased to announce two new members of our team. Devin Keating, BS, BA has joined us as a Stroke Clinical Trials Project Coordinator, and Alycia Dickman, BA has joined as an administrative coordinator for the Penn Neuro Rescue and Telestroke Program. Welcome aboard!
Christopher Favilla, MD
Chris attended medical school at the University of Florida, and completed his residency in neurology here at the University of Pennsylvania.
Donna Kurowski, MD
Donna attended medical school at Boston University, and completed her residency in neurology here at the University of Pennsylvania.
Laura Stein, MD
Laura attended medical school at Drexel University, and completed her residency in neurology here at the University of Pennsylvania.
Cen Zhang, MD will be taking a position as an Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Stroke Division at New York University, New York, NY. She will join former Penn stroke fellows Koto Ishida, MD and Jose Torres, MD there.
Kim Gannon, MD will be taking a position as a neurohospitalist/stroke neurologist at Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE. She will join former Penn stroke fellow Jonathan Raser, MD, PhD there.
Ava Liberman, MD will be taking a position as an Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Stroke Division at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY.
Melissa Yates (fomerly Kruszewski) is departing us after 5+ years. Melissa started work as a research coordinator in April 2011 and has been a pillar of our research operation. We are very sorry to see her go and will miss her organizational mastery, compulsive attention to detail, and great sense of humor. We wish her the best of luck in her new endeavor!