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Western North Carolina


Wake Forest School of Medicine - Strokenet
The Western NC StrokeNet is led by Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH), a pioneer in research to improve transitional care and outcomes after stroke. WFBH has partnered with 3 sites to develop this comprehensive network, which includes 4 of the 6 Comprehensive Stroke Centers in North Carolina in the middle of the Stroke Belt region. Together, Wake Forest Baptist Health (regional coordinating center), Novant Forsyth Medical Center, Novant Presbyterian, and Mission Health will work together to successfully implement StrokeNet trials in the Piedmont Triad and Western NC, and design new stroke treatment trials. The referral and telestroke outreach of our network includes the Piedmont region and nearly all of NC west of the Piedmont, and part of southern Virginia.

Western North Carolina StrokeNet

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Medical Center Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 2715
https://school.wakehealth.edu/


PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Cheryl Bushnell, MD
Professor of Neurology
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Phone: 336-713-7788
email: cbushnel@wakehealth.edu

Areas of Interest: Stroke Outcomes and Recovery, Stroke Prevention, Sex Differences in Stroke.
 

CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Stacey Wolfe, MD
Professor of Neurology
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Phone: 336-716-6053
email: sqwolfe@wakehealth.edu

Areas of Interest: Vascular Neurosurgery
 

Pamela Duncan, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Phone: 336-713-7788
email: pduncan@wakehealth.edu

Areas of Interest: Neurology, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Transitional Outcome
 

Clinical Coordinator
Myra Suarez, CCR
Phone:  336-713-2661
email: msuarez@wakehealth.edu

 

Affiliated Satellites/Performance Sites

Colin McDonald, MD
Novant Health – Forsyth Medical Center
333 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Areas of Interest: Acute Stroke, Telestroke
 

Eric Eskioglu, MD
Novant Health – Presbyterian
200 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28104

Areas of Interest: Neurosurgery
 

Alexander Schneider, MD
Mission Health
509 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Areas of Interest: Acute Stroke, Quality Improvement