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Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center

Our Center

The Stony Brook University Medical Center Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center has a dedicated team with the expertise needed to diagnose and treat a wide range of cerebrovascular diseases, including arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas, hemorrhagic strokes, ischemic strokes, atherosclerosis, and carotid stenosis. We are a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists, and cerebrovascular neurosurgeons who are committed to excellence in patient care, research, and education.

The Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center is home to an active clinical trials unit supported by four clinical research coordinators and an NIH funded hemodynamics laboratory. The clinical and translational research is funded by more than two dozen research grants and we participate in virtually all of the major trials that are currently underway in the U.S. As a result our patients have access to a wide variety of devices that are currently experimental but are available on a "compassionate use" basis to patients who have otherwise untreatable conditions.

The Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center use a multidisciplinary, team-based approach, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, and the latest surgical and minimally invasive techniques to accurately diagnose your cerebrovascular disorder and design a treatment plan that is individualized to your unique circumstances.

Stony Brook's state-of-the-art facilities, which include high-speed computed tomographic (CT), MRI, biplane angiography equipment and a new $14 million cerebrovascular biplane suite, enable us to make quick and accurate diagnoses so that critical treatment can begin as soon as possible. Dr. David Fiorella with patient Shelley Broven Our practitioners are supported by a full complement of modern treatment rooms, including two neurointerventional procedure rooms, a neurological suite, and advanced operating rooms.

Our support staff of physician assistants and administrative assistants will keep in contact with you through your follow-up imaging or treatments.

The conditions we treat include:

  • Arteriovenous malformation

  • Aneurysm

  • Carotid and intracranial stenosis

  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

  • Intracranial hemorrhage

  • Stroke

  • Transient Ischemic Attach (TIA)

  • Saccular aneurysm (berry aneurysm)


The cerebrovascular disease-related services we provide include:

  • Diagnostic imaging

  • Medication consultation

  • Balloon angioplasty and stent placement

  • Coiling for aneurysms

  • Aneurysm clipping

  • Embolic agents for aneurysms

  • Carotid endarterectomy and stenting

  • Tumor embolization

  • Inferior Petrosal Sinus Sampling (IPSS)

  • Pipeline Embolization Device (PED)


Physicians


Supporting Specialists

  • Eileen Conlon, RN, Stroke Program Coordinator

  • Antonieta Rosenberg, ANP, Stroke Neurology

  • Ricardo Aranguren, RPA-C, Physician Assistant

  • Heather Cook, RPA-C, Physician Assistant

  • Diana Peers, RPA-C, Physician Assistant

  • Paul Rogak, RPA-C, Physician Assistant

  • Jessica Blumenthal, RN

  • Michele Dinko, RN

  • Heidy Thomas, RN

  • James Burke, Medical Radiographer

  • Christine Denice, Medical Radiographer

  • Matthew LoGalbo, Medical Radiographer


Research Coordinators

  • Marlene Baumeister, RN

  • Dawn Madigan, RN


Fellow

  • Kelly Matmati, MD

We offer our patients tomorrow's treatments today through our many clinical trials. Our patients may elect to participate in ongoing, cutting-edge, clinical research trials that are being conducted at our institution. Participation in a clinical trial can provide patients with access to new research treatments before they are widely available. Click on the following website links to access more information on the current clinical trials offered at Stony Brook University Medical Center:

Office of Clinical Trials:


General Clinical Research Center (GCRC):


Awards and Accreditations

  • We are a public health-certified stroke center and one of only two Joint Commission (JCAHO)-Certified Primary Stroke Centers in Suffolk County. In addition, we are the only institution in the county offering endovascular treatment for stroke, 24-hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.

  • SBUMC received the Silver Award from the American Stroke Association for the "Get with Guidelines" Stroke Program, 2010.

  • SBUMC received the Bronze Award from the American Stroke Association for the "Get with Guidelines" Stroke Program, 2009.


Leading the Field

  • First institution in Long Island to implant the Cordis Enterprise Stent

  • First in the nation to treat cerebral pseudoaneurysm with Enterprise triple stenting

  • First institution in the country to treat cerebral aneurysm with the Pipeline embolic device in the setting of the COCOA and PUFS clinical research trials

  • First institution in Long Island to utilize Onyx for arteriovenous malformations and aneurysms

  • First institution in Long Island to utilize the Penumbra Stroke System

  • First in Long Island to utilize the dual balloon remodeling technique

  • First to offer intracranial stroke treatment with novel temporary endovascular bypass technology