Clinical Specialties : Stroke Division

Stroke Division

The Stroke Division at the Miller School of Medicine Department of Neurology is dedicated to the acute treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of stroke patients. It is involved in cutting-edge NIH funded research to decrease the significant burden of stroke on patients and family. Its six Vascular Neurology-certified faculty members interact collaboratively with vascular neurosurgeons, neuro-critical care specialists, and neuro-interventionalists to provide the most comprehensive stroke service in South Florida. Our faculty manages the Acute Stroke Service at Jackson Memorial Hospital, a Joint Commission-accredited Primary Stroke Center and Florida-designated Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, and treats patients at the University of Miami Hospital, also a Joint Commission-accredited Primary Stroke Center.

Our stroke neurologists also provide consultation services in our UHealth Neurology Outpatient Clinic and utilize our Neurovascular Laboratory, an IAC-certified facility, to offer state of the art non-invasive diagnostic options such as extra cranial Duplex, transcranial Doppler, emboli detection studies, vasomotor reactivity evaluation, and non-invasive right to left shunt detection.

The Stroke faculty conducts cutting edge research to address a variety of cerebrovascular diseases. The division is actively enrolling patients in acute stroke treatment, stroke prevention and stroke recovery trials, and has special interest in stroke in minorities. The division is one of the 25 regional stroke centers for the NINDS Stroke Trials Network.

The Vascular Neurology Fellowship is also an important part of the Stroke Division. Three ACGME accredited Vascular Neurology positions are available each year.

The Vascular Neurology fellowship offered at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, in partnership with Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program in which fellows acquire in depth knowledge of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and overall management of all types of cerebrovascular disorders, and includes rotations through the stroke inpatient service, stroke ambulatory clinics, Neurosonology Laboratory, Neurocritical Care Unit, Neurointerventional and Neuroradiology services. Devoted time for research is an essential part of this program. An additional Stroke Research Fellowship position, funded by the Miami Stroke Regional Coordinating Centers for the NIH Stroke Network, offers a rich environment for fellows to develop translational stroke research skills, will afford support mentored-career development, and accelerate a pathway to an academic career.