Hoag's Stroke Program
Show: Hoag Hospital
Dr. David Brown
Preventing and Treating Strokes
Dr. David Brown, medical director of Hoag's Stroke Program joins the show to discuss Hoag’s state-of-the-art Stroke Unit (specialty-trained nursing staff) and Neurosciences Institute. Also, the special services provided to stroke patients and their families.
Dr. David Brown earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y. He completed his residency in neurology and became chief resident at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine & Medical Center in New York. Dr. Brown has a sub-specialty in neurology having completed a fellowship in stroke and cerebrovascular disease at Mount Sinai. He then became an attending stroke physician and an instructor in the neurology residency-training program where he earned Teacher of the Year, and also served as director of the stroke clinic. As medical director of Hoag’s Stroke Program, Dr. Brown has developed a dedicated, multidisciplinary acute stroke response team that provides immediate care to stroke victims throughout the hospital. In addition, the stroke program offers support groups and community outreach to educate potential stroke patients about the warning signs of stroke. Dr. Brown is a neurohospitalist, a neurologist who specializes in the acute care of hospitalized patients, and focuses on providing continuous quality improvement of acute stroke treatment and ischemic stroke prevention. And as an active researcher in neurology, Dr. Brown has authored several articles, abstracts and studies. He frequently lectures at many professional medical conferences.
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