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Northwest Stroke Trials Network (NW-STN)

The UW Medicine Comprehensive Stroke Center at Harborview Medical Center is dedicated to the highest quality care of stroke patients from prevention to diagnosis to rehabilitation.  It is the first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in the State of Washington and provides open, emergent access to expert advice on stroke care to the Pacific Northwest.

Our providers have dedicated their careers to the care of stroke patients, stroke education and stroke research, including ongoing investigations of the immune system in stroke, outcomes in severe stroke, new medications, new minimally invasive procedures and new surgeries.
Principal Investigator:
David Tirschwell, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Neurology
Co-Director UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center
Comprehensive Stroke Center
325 9thAve Box 359775
Seattle, WA 98104-2499

Kyra Becker, MD
Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery
Co-Director UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center
Comprehensive Stroke Center

Project Managers:
Allison Kunze
Research Coordinator
UW Medicine/Harborview

Hope Clark Bell
UW Medicine/Harborview

Affiliated Satellite Sites:
  • UW Medicine – Harborview Medical Center
  • UW Medicine – University of Washington Medical Center
  • UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center
  • UW Medicine – Valley Medical Center
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • PeaceHealth – Southwest Medical Center
  • PeaceHealth – St. Joseph Medical Center (Bellingham)
  • Overlake Medical Center
  • PeaceHealth - Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend (Springfield, OR
  • Evergreen Health Medical Center (Kirkland)
  • VA Puget Sound Health Care System – American Lake Division (Tacoma, WA)
  • VA Puget Sound Health Care System – Seattle Division (Seattle, WA)
  • Legacy Emanuel Medical Center (Portland, OR)
  • Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center (Portland, OR)
  • Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center (Tualatin, OR)
  • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center (Vancouver, WA)
  • Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel (Portland, OR)
  • Swedish Medical Center – Cherry Hill Campus (Seattle, WA)
  • Swedish Medical Center – First Hill Campus (Seattle, WA)
  • Providence St. Peter Hospital (Olympia, WA)
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle, WA)