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Stroke Treatment Center at NYU Winthrop Hospital

NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Stroke Center is composed of a multidisciplinary team of stroke recovery specialists – neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons – who are renowned for advanced patient care. We are committed to the highest quality stroke care services, and are dedicated to advancing stroke treatment through research and education.

A New York State-Designated Primary Stroke Center

A destination for patients across the region, our stroke recovery and care team holds the specialized expertise to diagnose and treat a wide range of cerebrovascular diseases, including arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas, hemorrhagic strokes, ischemic strokes, atherosclerosis and carotid stenosis. As a regional leader in the field of neuroscience, our Stroke Treatment Center was designated a New York State Stroke Center in 2005. Designated centers include a specialized unit, such as the Neuro ICU, dedicated to stroke care with a 24/7, on-call multidisciplinary Stroke Team capable of administering care and adhering to the most up-to-date scientific guidelines and recommendations at a moment’s notice.

Expertise You Can Count on to Maximize Stroke Recovery

Due to our volume of patients and the advanced services and care, NYU Winthrop became the first hospital in Long Island and Queens to receive the American Heart and American Stroke Association’s Gold level performance achievement award for stroke patient care. To receive the award, NYU Winthrop demonstrated that it aggressively and consistently uses tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) as well as the Merci® Retriever and Penumbra™ mechanical clot removal systems for emergency patients whose window of opportunity for tPA drug therapy intervention has closed.

Additionally, our Stroke Treatment Center offers a Stroke Support Group and Stroke Peer Visitor Program, the first of its kind on Long Island. Former stroke patients lend support and encouragement to hospitalized patients on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 10:00-11:30AM. Call 516-663-9098 to register for this free program with free parking available.

Our Stroke Treatment Center Team

Shazia Alam, DO
Director, Stroke and Neurohospitalist Services
516-663-4525

Jonathan Brisman, MD, FACS
Director, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
516-255-9031

John Pile-Spellman, MD, FACR
Interventional Neuroradiologist
516-255-9031

Sundeep Mangla, MD
Interventional Neuroradiologist
516-255-9031

Jules Osias, MD
Associate Director, Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
Stroke Attending
516-663-4525

Husain Rizvi, MD
Stroke Attending
516-663-4525

Steven Tversky, DO
Stroke and Neurohospitalist Attending
516-663-4525

Yi Zhang, MD
Stroke and Neurohospitalist Attending
516-663-4525

Kathleen Michel, NP

Stroke Nurse Practitioner
516-663-4525

Princy Varghese, NP
Stroke Nurse Practitioner
516-663-4525

Denise Grueneberg, RN

Stroke Program Manager
516-663-4525