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Doctors Who Treat Acute Stroke

Any individual diagnosed with a stroke should be evaluated as quickly as possible by an experienced neurosurgeon. The faculty at Weill Cornell includes some of the very best world-renowned specialists in treating acute stroke, including intracerebral hemorrhage, carotid occlusive disease, and other cerebrovascular disorders that can cause ischemic stroke:

Dr. Philip E. StiegDr. Philip E. Stieg, the chairman and neurosurgeon-in-chief of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, leads the cerebrovascular team. Dr. Stieg is one of the top neurosurgeons in the nation, having been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly since that designation was created (13 years in a row).  Dr. Stieg has developed an international reputation in the area of cerebrovascular disorders and surgery; his work has been broadly published, and he has contributed to groups such as the Joint Sections of Cerebrovascular Surgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AANS/CNS). He is the past President of the Society of University Neurosurgeons and has received multiple awards and honors for his work. (Read more about Dr. Stieg.)

Dr. Y. Pierre GobinDr. Y. Pierre Gobin, Director of Interventional Neuroradiology at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, is an internationally recognized expert with 20 years of experience in the treatment of acute stroke and other vascular conditions of the brain and spine. A pioneer in endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms, Dr. Gobin was one of the inventors of the Concentric MERCI Retriever that is used in removing blood clots and other obstructions. He has developed and established minimally invasive surgical approaches to treating acute stroke and has particular expertise in arterial stenting and other treatments for cerebrovascular disorders. (Read more about Dr. Gobin.)

Dr. Athos PatsalidesDr. Athos Patsalides is an Interventional Neuroradiologist who specializes in the endovascular treatment of diseases of the brain and spine, including stroke, aneurysms, AVM, and carotid and intracranial stenosis. He has received multiple awards and distinctions from the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society of Neuroradiology, and the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery. (Read more about Dr. Patsalides.)

Dr. Jared KnopmanDr. Jared Knopman specializes in the treatment of vascular diseases of the brain and spine and is one of the few neurosurgeons in New York City with dual expertise in both open neurosurgical and minimally invasive interventional techniques. Dr. Knopman has done specialized fellowship training in endovascular neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and is an expert in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms, AVMs, carotid stenosis, stroke, and pre-operative embolization.  (Read more about Dr. Knopman.)

Dr. Jessica Spat-LemusDr. Jessica Spat-Lemus is a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in the neuropsychological testing, evaluation, and treatment of adults and children with neurological disorders. She takes a multidisciplinary, multicultural approach and provides compassionate, understanding care to her patients and their families. Dr. Spat-Lemus believes in moving beyond a diagnosis to identify a patient’s strengths and weaknesses, in order to make recommendations that integrate cultural values, community resources, and appropriate interventions to help patients thrive. (Read more about Dr. Spat-Lemus.)

The team at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center has the state-of-the-art facilities of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the #1 hospital in New York, available to them for their lifesaving work. The combined resources and expertise of the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center allow us to offer the very best in patient care, with excellent outcomes.

Find out more about the Stroke Program at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center.

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