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Stroke National Capital Area Network for Research (SCANR)

Neuroscience Research Center | 102 Irving St, NW | Washington, DC 20010 
MedStar Washington Hospital Center Stroke Center | MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Stroke Recovery Program 
MedStar Health Research Institute Neurorehabilitation 
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center 
Howard University Hospital Neurology 
Georgetown University Medical Center Stroke Center 
Georgetown University Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery 
Children's National Pediatric Stroke Program Fralin Biomedical – Virginia Tech
Virginia Commonwealth University ? Carilion Clinic – Virgina Tech
INOVA Fairfax 
George Washington University Neurology 
The University of Virginia Stroke Center | The University of Maryland Stroke Center

MedStar Health
Georgetown University
Howard University
Children's National
George Washington
Fralin Biomedical
Carilion Clinic
Virginia 2

Based in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, SCANR is composed of 11 hospitals: MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Children’s National Medical Center, George Washington University Hospital, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, INOVA Fairfax, Fralin Biomedical, Carilion Clinic, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Howard University Hospital. The NINDS Intramural Stroke Program is also affiliated.

SCANR sites evaluated over 2100 acute stroke patients in 2012.  We offer Trial Network expertise in the following: acute multimodal MRI, neurorehab, pediatric stroke, and disparities. Of particular significance is our experience with recruiting urban underserved stroke patients into studies. SCANR’s scientific base includes two Carnegie Research 1 Universities and two CTSA programs. Our preclinical expertise includes multimodal imaging, biomarkers, brain stimulation, robotics, neurorehabilitation trials, adaptive trial design, and disparities research.  

SCANR will provide outstanding research training and mentorship for stroke clinician fellows, preparing them for productive stroke research careers.  There are currently 5 fellowship programs and two adult neurology residencies among SCANR-affiliated institutions. This training joins strong multidisciplinary clinical and research expertise in stroke with extensive experience in research training and career development of clinician scientists.

Co-Principal Investigators:

Peter E Turkeltaub, MD, PhD
Georgetown University and MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
4000 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20007
102 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-784-1932

Areas of Interest: aphasia, stroke recovery, brain plasticity
Role: PI         

Amie Hsia, MD
MedStar Washington Hospital Center Stroke Center
110 Irving St, NW, EB-6126
Washington, DC 20010   
Phone: 202-877-3154

Areas of Interest: acute stroke treatment with advanced brain imaging; telemedicine; health disparities
Role: Co-I

Brad Worrall, MD, MSc
University of Virginia
PO Box 800394
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0394

Areas of Interest: Vascular neurology, genetics
Role: Co-I

Barbara S Bregman, PT PhD

Georgetown University and MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
3900 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20007
102 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-687-1452

Areas of Interest: neural plasticity and recovery function after CNS injury
Role: Administrative PI

M. Carter Denny, MD, MPH
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Rd NW, PHC 7
Washington, DC 20007
Phone:  202-444-8532                                                   

Areas of Interest: Stroke Prevention, Stroke Recovery, Health Disparities
Role: SCANR Operations Co-I

RCC Program Manager: 

Florence Mwicigi, MD, CCRP
102 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-877-1922

Other Site Investigators: 

Andrew Stemer, MD
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital 

Areas of Interest: vascular neurology, neurointerventional neurology

Dana Harrar, MD
Children’s National Medical Center

Areas of Interest: Childhood stroke, ICU EEG monitoring and pediatric neurocritical care

Mark Baker, MD
George Washington University Hospital

Areas of Interest: Disaster Medicine and bedside Emergency Ultrasound

Carolyn Cronin, MD
University of Maryland

Areas of Interest: Vascular Neurology, Director of Residency Program

Seemant Chaturvedi, MD
Baltimore VA Medical Center

Areas of Interest: Vascular Neurology, Director of Residency Program


Saqib Chaudhry, MD
INOVA Fairfax

Areas of Interest: Brain Cancer/Tumors, Brain Injury, General Neurology, Stroke

Shraddha Mainali, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University

Areas of Interest: Acute large vessel occlusion strokes with specific focus in cerebral collateral circulation

Biraj Patel, MD
Carilion Clinic/Virginia Tech

Areas of Interest:  Interventional Radiology, Thrombectomy

Sharon Ramey, PhD
Fralin Biomedical

Areas of Interest: Early childhood interventions, prenatal and early postnatal studies, at risk children

Paul Singh, MD
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Areas of Interest: Interventional neurology, vascular neurology

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