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The Gulf Regional Area Stroke Program  

The Gulf Regional Area Stroke Programs (GRASP) Consortium is a collaborative research effort between sites located in Houston, New Orleans, and San Antonio, and intends to serve the needs of an incredibly diverse population of patients in Texas and Louisiana.

GRASP will conduct high quality clinical research devoted to identifying new treatments in stroke prevention, acute stroke management, and stroke recovery. 

The consortium consists of a full complement of clinical and research professionals and world-class facilities dedicated to cerebrovascular disease. 

GRASP will be directed by the UT-Houston Stroke Program, which has been a leader in clinical trials testing new treatments for stroke and brain hemorrhage for the past 25 years.  The stroke programs at Tulane University Hospital and UT San Antonio are partnering in a well-organized group of connected sites all linked by a history of productive collaboration.

Principal Investigator
Sean I. Savitz, MD
Director, Stroke Team
University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston
MSB 7.033
6431 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-500-7083
Areas Of Interest: acute stroke; stroke recovery; cell therapies    


Sheryl Martin-Schild, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director, Stroke Program at Tulane University Hospital and Clinic
Vascular Neurologist at Tulane University Hospital and Clinic
Tulane University School of Medicine
1430 Tulane Ave. #8065
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-988-3690
Fax: 504-988-6263
Areas Of Interest: racial disparities; thrombophilia   

Reza Behrouz, DO
University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio
8300 Floyd Curl Drive, MC7883
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Phone: 210-450-9700
Areas Of Interest: Intracerebral hemorrhage and Novel thrombolytics in acute cerebral infarction

Chad Tremont, CCRP
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
6431 Fannin Street, MSB 7.128
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-500-6624

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