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Stern Stroke Center at Montefiore

The Stern Stroke Center at Montefiore

The Stern Stroke Center at Montefiore Medical Center is a recognized leader in stroke services including state-of-the art acute and long-term management and preventative care. As a primary stroke center designated by the New York State Department of Health, The Stern Stroke Center identifies and treats victims of stroke rapidly and efficiently, offering immediate access to stroke specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Center treats more than 1200 acute stroke patients per year, making it the second busiest stroke center in New York State.

Improving the Quality of Care for Stroke Patients

Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. Every 40 seconds in the United States, someone suffers a stroke, and every 4 minutes, someone dies of a stroke. At the Stern Stroke Center, we recognize that the quality of care that a patient receives immediately after a stroke makes all the difference. It’s why we coordinate care with a range of Montefiore specialists on the stroke team, including:

  • Stroke neurologists;
  • Vascular neurosurgeons;
  • Neurointerventional radiologists;
  • Neuroanesthesiologists; and
  • Rehabilitation specialists.

A Coordinated and Collaborative Approach to Care

A highly- skilled team evaluates each patient and devises a comprehensive, individualized plan of treatment. The Stern Stroke Center provides care for acute stroke, including the administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and advanced endovascular procedures. Our inpatient team of doctors, nurses, rehabilitation specialists and social workers with expertise in the care of stroke patients seek to identify the patient’s stroke risk factors, maximize patient safety and ensure a smooth transition to outpatient rehabilitation and stroke prevention. Care starts in the emergency department and continues after the patient leaves the hospital. At the Stern Stroke Center outpatient office, we collaborate patients and their other physicians and rehabilitation specialists to improve each patient’s quality of life and reduce the chance of recurrent stroke.

The Stern Stroke Center’s Mission

  • To provide the very best in Patient Care
  • Education and Mentorship of our fellows, residents and students
  • Clinical Research to improve the care of the patients of tomorrow

We are committed to helping our patients achieve the best results while maintaining or regaining the highest level of ability possible. We invite you to learn more about our services, pioneering treatments, stroke detection and prevention, and long-term management.