Stroke, Critical Care, and Neurohospitalist Program
This recently expanded program focuses on the entire spectrum of neurovascular diseases- (1) prevention and reduction of risk factors, (2) acute intervention with thrombolysis, endovascular therapy, and neurovascular surgery, (3) neurocritical care, and (4) rehabilitation. On the frontline of clinical research, the program is conducting trials of new drugs to prevent brain injury during stroke and prevent recurrent stroke. The Stroke Center maintains a skilled team of stroke neurologists, 24/7, who are available to respond to emergencies and administer thrombolytic drugs (rTPA) according to the most advanced protocols. State-of-the-art imaging is on site, including CT, MRI, MR angiography, CT perfusion/angiography, neurovascular ultrasound, and PET. The most advanced endovascular devices are used, including the MERCI (Concentric, Inc.) mechanical clot extractor, and coil and glue embolization for brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The Division collaborates with neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, emergency medicine, and rehabilitation medicine in providing treatments for all types of neurovascular disorders, including carotid and vertebral artery stenosis, brain aneurysms and AVMs, brain hemorrhage, and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).
What Our Patients Are Saying
"Thoughtful, pleasant and trying to get me off medication. He has suigested that I lose weight to lower my risk for medical concerns and to get off medications. I come from New Jersey to see him every six months and it's worth it I have had exceptional care from him and his staff."
"Dr. Haina White is superior. She is knowledgable, and, more than knowledgable, because she is smart enough to carefully explain to me, her patient, what she need me to know in a simple language that insures that I will comply. She is kind, funny and compassionate. She offers all the time I need. She answers any and all questions I raise. And ( and this can be rare) she is humble. May I add that Gina, Doctor White's assistant is as helpful, available, smart and kind as Dr. White."
"Compassionate & Knowledgeable I had an excellent experience with Dr Leifer and was attended to by him on 2 recent hospitalizations. He is a kind, skilled, and really cares about his patients. I highly recommend him."