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Stroke Trials Network of Columbia and Cornell

Columbia University Medical Center | 710 West 168th St | New York, New York 11032 | The Neurological Institute at Columbia University Medical Center | http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/neurology

Weill Cornell Medical College | 525 E 68th St | New York, New York 10065 | The Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College | http://www.cornellneurology.org


Columbia University Medical Center and its partner institution Weill Cornell Medical College, have run patient oriented Stroke research for more than 25 years. Starting with Columbia’s multi-site NINDS Stroke Data Bank in 1983, our institutions have been continuously engaged in epidemiological investigations, biomarker studies, outcomes research, and phase 1, 2, and 3 clinical trials in all aspects of stroke treatment, prevention, and recovery.

Recovery Sub-network:
Helen Hayes Hospital
Route 9W North
West Haverstraw, New York 10993
1-888-70-REHAB 845-786-4000

Kessler Foundation
300 Executive Drive, Suite 70
West Orange, NJ 07052
1-973-324-8362 Fax:  973.324.8373

Burke Rehabilitation Center
785 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, New York 10605
Phone:  (914) 597 2500 

Acute Treatment Sub-network:
New York Methodist Hospital
506 Sixth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718.780.3000 

Valley Hospital
223 N. Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-447-8000 1-800-825-5391

St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center
703 Main Street
Paterson, NJ 07503
Tel:  973.754.2000
 

Principal Investigators

Randolph S. Marshall, MD, MS (Co-PI)
Elisabeth K Harris Professor of Neurology
Chief, Stroke Division
Phone: (212) 305-8389
Fax: (212) 305-3741
Email: rsm2@columbia.edu

Area of expertise: cerebral hemodynamics, stroke recovery, carotid disease

E. Sander Connolly, MD, FACS (Co-PI)
Bennett M Stein Professor of Neurological Surgery 
Vice Chairman of Neurosurgery
Director, Cerebrovascular Research Laboratory
Surgical Director, Neuro-Intensive Care Unit
Phone: (212) 305-0376
Fax: (212) 305-2026
Email: esc5@columbia.edu

Area of expertise: neurosurgery, acute stroke, aneurysm, intra-cerebral hemorrhage

Dana Leifer, MD (Co-PI)
Associate Professor of Neurology
Phone: (212) 746-2454
Fax: (212) 746-8026
Email: dal2023@med.cornell.edu

Area of expertise: stroke, arteriovenous malformation, carotid artery disease

Matthew E. Fink, MD (Co-PI)
Louis and Gertrude Feil Professor in Clinical Neurology
Vice Chairman of Neurology
Phone: (212) 746-4564
Fax: (212) 746-8532
Email: mfink@med.cornell.edu

Area of expertise: stroke, cerebral vascular disease

Philip E. Steig, PhD, MD (Co-PI)
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Chairman of Neurological Surgery
Phone: (212) 746-4684
Fax: (212) 746-6607
Email: pes2008@med.cornell.edu

Area of expertise: vascular neurosurgery

Co - Investigators

Joshua Z. Willey, MD, MS
Columbia University Medical Center
Acute Stroke: neuroepidemiology, stroke in elderly

Babak Navi, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Acute Stroke: stroke systems, medical management

Philip M. Meyers, MD, FAHA
Columbia University Medical Center
Acute Stroke: interventional neuroradiology

Y. Pierre Gobin, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Acute Stroke: interventional neuroradiology, device development

Dorothea Altschul, MD
Valley Hospital / St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center
Acute Stroke: interventional neuroradiology

Athos Patsalides, MD MPH
Weill Cornell Medical College
Acute Stroke: interventional neuroradiology

Joshua Stillman, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Acute Stroke: emergency management of stroke

Aleksandr M. Tichter, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Acute Stroke: emergency management of stroke

Richard Ian Lappin, PhD, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Acute Stroke: emergency management of stroke

Axel J. Rosengart, MD, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Acute Stroke: neurocritical care, SAH, hemorrhage outcomes

Halina White, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Acute Stroke: stroke trials, thrombosis

Ying Kuen K. Cheung, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
Acute Stroke/Prevention: biostatistics, adaptive design

Mitchell S. V. Elkind, MD, MS, MPhil
Columbia University Medical Center
Prevention: neuroepidemiology, NeuSTART PI, NOMAS PI

Olajide A. Williams, MD, MPH
Columbia University Medical Center
Prevention: community education, SPIRP Co-PI
Jay Preston Mohr, MD, MS
Columbia University Medical Center
Prevention: international multicenter clinical trials, ARUBA PI

Hooman Kamel, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Prevention: cardiac risk factors

Alan Zachary Segal, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Prevention: sleep medicine

Joel Stein, MD
Columbia University Medical Center / Weill Cornell Medical College
Recovery: robotics, recovery trials

Ronald M. Lazar, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
Recovery: recovery clinical trials, neuropsychology

Anna M. Barrett, MD
Kessler Foundation
Recovery: cognition, brain reorganization

Heidi M. Schambra, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Recovery: TMS, tDCS, stroke recovery physiology

Tomoko Kitago, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Recovery: robotics, motor learning in recovery

Michael W. O'Dell, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Recovery: robotics

Ajay Gupta, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Imaging: perfusion imaging, carotid risk

Christopher G. Filippi, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Imaging: MRI tractography, pediatric stroke

Pina Sanelli, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Imaging: CT perfusion

Rajiv R. Ratan, MD, PhD
Burke Medical Research Institute
Basic science: recovery, drug development

Costantino Iadecola, MD 
Weill Cornell Medical College
Basic Science: ischemic mechanisms, immunity, amyloid