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).
"Dr. White is both diagnostically,and compassionately superb. Her intense concentration when I was in the emergency room, her quick capacity to properly diagnose and address my problem, and her appropriate explanations when I ask, make me secure. I am treated as an individual, who she knows and respects; it feels personal. I respect her availability, her skill and her capacity to assess both my medical issues and who I am. A smart generous doctor."
"When I was in the emergency room, Dr. White rapidly assessed what was wrong, and therefore saved precious time. Her intensity and accuracy saved precious time. Her kindness and the time she takes when we meet is a gift. She is smart and funny and truly listens."
"Truly excellent! Dr. White has taken care of my father for years! Always makes time to speak with him and determine the best course of action regardless of her busy schedule. A professional who truly cares. Thank you!"