Dr. Stieg Named 2018 Stroke Hero by New York Chapter of American Heart/Stroke Association

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Dr. Stieg with Team Stieg, including his son, Nick, and his daughter, Claire
Dr. Stieg with Team Stieg, including his son, Nick, and his daughter, Claire
05-08-2018

At a reception in the breathtaking One World Observatory at the new One World Trade Center on May 3, Dr. Philip E. Stieg, professor and chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, was named 2018’s National Stroke Hero for his advocacy for stroke prevention and innovation to improve stroke outcomes. The award was presented by his former patient and former Stroke Hero Nancy Jarecki, who recently told her remarkable story in a NewYork-Presbyterian “Amazing Things” television ad. (Video: “I Am Alive”)

Team Stieg raised more than $7,000 for the AHA|ASA
Team Stieg raised more than $7,000 for the AHA|ASA
Former patient Nancy Jarecki was the surprise presenter of Dr. Stieg's Stroke Hero Award
Former patient Nancy Jarecki was the surprise presenter of Dr. Stieg's Stroke Hero Award
Dr. Stieg and former patient Nancy Jarecki
Dr. Stieg and former patient Nancy Jarecki
Dr. Stieg and former patient Nancy Jarecki
Dr. Stieg and former patient Nancy Jarecki

The award was presented at a reception after the first-ever CycleNation event to benefit the New York chapter of the American Heart and Stroke Association. Dr. Stieg’s son, Nick, and daughter, Claire, led a four-rider relay team that cycled for two hours to raise awareness of the benefits of physical fitness in stroke prevention, and to raise funds for stroke programs. Team Stieg raised more than $7,000 toward the event total of $200,000.

Dr. Stieg, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon specializing in cerebrovascular disorders, has made stroke innovation one of his professional priorities. He is the current president of the New York board of the American Heart and Stroke Association, where he advocates for patient education, and he has nurtured the development of the cerebrovascular subspecialty at Weill Cornell Medicine.  Dr. Stieg is also one of the editors of the definitive textbook on AVMs, Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations.

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