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The Greater Philadelphia NIH StrokeNet (GPNSN)

Philadelphia, PA


The Greater Philadelphia NIH StrokeNet (GPNSN) is a highly effective stroke research team comprised of adult and pediatric vascular neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, emergency physicians, rehabilitation specialists, and other experts who conduct clinical trials focused on stroke treatment, prevention, and recovery. 

Based at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, the GPNSN connects a broad range of patients with stroke to a multidisciplinary group of clinicians and researchers. Aiming to reduce the burden of stroke among patients of all ages and backgrounds, the GPNSN conducts interdisciplinary trials of promising clinical interventions for stroke treatment, prevention, and recovery.

Penn Neurology

CHOP Pediatric Stroke Program

Affiliated Satellites:
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC)
Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH)
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Abington Memorial Hospital (AMH)
Christiana Hospital (CHH)
Cooper University Hospital (CUH)
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJ)
Rhode Island Hospital (RIH)
Temple University


 

Principal Investigator
Scott Kasner, MD
Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
Professor of Neurology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3 West Gates Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-662-3564
scott.kasner@uphs.upenn.edu

Areas of Interest: cryptogenic stroke, intracranial stenosis, dissection

Co-Investigator(s)
Brett Cucchiara, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,
3 West Gates Building Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-662-6738
brett.cucchiara@uphs.upenn.edu

Areas of Interest: TIA, serum biomarkers for stroke, stroke-migraine connection

Rebecca Ichord, MD
Director, Pediatric Stroke Program at CHOP
Associate Professor of Neurology at Penn Department of Neurology,
CTRB 10th floor Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3501 Civic Ctr Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone:  215-590-4142
ichord@email.chop.edu

Areas of Interest: pediatric ischemic stroke, pediatric ICH, pediatric cerebral venous thrombosis  

Project Managers

Nichole Gallatti, M.S.Ed, CCRP
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3 West Gates Building Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-349-8651 
nichole.gallatti@uphs.upenn.edu  

Devin Keating, B.S., B.A.
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3 West Gates Building Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-662-7673 
devin.keating@uphs.upenn.edu