For Immediate Release: Jan. 25, 2012
Contact: Denise Simpson
Phone: (404) 616-6855
Key members of Grady Memorial Hospital's Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center team will be presenters at the 2012 International Stroke Conference to be held in New Orleans, LA, Feb. 1-3. Emory University School of Medicine faculty at Grady Interventional Neurologists Dr. Raul Nogueira and Dr. Rishi Gupta, and Vascular Neurologist Dr. Aaron Anderson, will discuss their latest research findings. In addition, Marcus Center Program Director Karen Seagraves and Center Outreach Manager Kerrin Connelly will be presenters at the event. Organized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, The International Stroke Conference provides a forum to spotlight recent scientific work related to cerebrovascular disease.
Drs. Nogueira and Gupta, acclaimed neurologists with specialties in Endovascular Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care and Interventional Neuroradiology, will each lead several abstract presentations during the conference.
Vascular neurology specialist Aaron Anderson will join his co-authors for a discussion of the REGARDS study: Use of Stroke Prevention Medications in Self-Reported Stroke/TIA.
Karen Seagraves and Kerrin Connelly will also join their co-authors for the presentation of their abstract, Tracking Inter-hospital Transfer Process to Reduce Time from Initial Presentation to Neurovascular Intervention in Acute Stroke.
About Grady Health System
Grady Health System is one of the largest public health systems in the United States. Grady consists of the 953-bed Grady Memorial Hospital, neighborhood health centers, Crestview Health & Rehabilitation Center and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, which is operated as a Children's affiliate.
With its nationally acclaimed Emergency Care Center and Burn Unit, Grady Health System has the only level I trauma center in the region. The state's only Poison Center is housed at Grady, as well.
The Diabetes Detection & Control Center, Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Primary Stroke Center and Avon Foundation Comprehensive Breast Center are also notable components of the health system. Moreover, Grady's Infectious Disease Program was named one of the top three HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country.
Other exceptional medical services include Grady's Regional Perinatal Center and its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Primary Care Center, a dedicated 60 Plus service line for older adults, Teen Services, the Rape Crisis Center and a 24-hour Advice Nurse Line.
Grady Memorial Hospital has been ranked 10th in Atlanta in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals.