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Stroke Neurology Division

Stroke division group photo

Leadership

Tanya N. Turan, M.D., MSCR

Tanya N. Turan, M.D., MSCR
Director, MUSC Stroke Division
Professor of Neurology

About

The MUSC Stroke Program is a division within the Department of Neurology. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art, comprehensive stroke treatment, train the next generation of leaders in Stroke, and advance the care of stroke patients through cutting-edge research.

The vision of the Stroke Program is to:

  • Continue to develop a highly efficient comprehensive stroke center that leads the region in acute stroke care and secondary prevention.
  • Expand our internationally recognized center for MUSC-based collaborative stroke research focused on prevention and recovery.
  • Develop an internationally recognized center for stroke training and stroke research education.

These goals are accomplished by the MUSC Stroke Research and Education Center and the MUSC Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center  the MUSC Telestroke Programand by collaboration with other MUSC programs, such as the Stroke: Rehabilitation Research and the Center for Biomedical Imaging.

MUSC Stroke Faculty

Chirantan Banerjee, M.D., M.P.H.

Chirantan Banerjee, M.D., MPH
Assistant Professor, Neurology, Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, Stroke Neurology Division

Leo Bonilha, M.D., Ph.D.

Leonardo Bonilha, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology, Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Leo Bonilha Laboratory, Stroke Neurology Division

Marc I. Chimowitz, M.D.

Marc I. Chimowitz, M.D.
Professor, Neurology, : Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, Stroke Neurology Division

Sarah Creed, NP

Sarah Creed, NP
Clinical Instructor, Department of Neurology, Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, Stroke Neurology Division

Tina Dvoren-Baker, NP

Tina Dvoren-Baker, NP
Clinical Instructor, Department of Neurology, Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, Stroke Neurology Division

Wayne Feng, M.D., MS

Wayne Feng, M.D., MS
Associate Professor, Neurology, Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular CenterFeng Laboratory, Stroke Neurology Division

Jamie Folsom, NP

Jamie Folsom, NP
Clinical Instructor, Department of Neurology, Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, Stroke Neurology Division

"Get to Know "Jamie Folsom

Mary Hegedus. NP

Mary Hegedus, NP
Clinical Instructor, Department of Neurology, Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, Stroke Neurology Division

Christine Holmstedt, DO

Christine Holmstedt, D.O.
Associate Professor, Neurology, : Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, Stroke Neurology Division

Steve Kautz, Ph.D., Program Director

Steve Kautz, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Health and Research; Associate Director, Center for Rehabilitation Research in Neurological Conditions; Professor, Division of Physical Therapy

Daniel T. Lackland, Dr.P.H.

Daniel T. Lackland, DrPH
Professor, Department of Neurology, Stroke Neurology Divison, Stroke Epidemiology

Shelly D. Ozark, M.D

Shelly D. Ozark, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Neurology, Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, Stroke Neurology Division

Tanya N. Turan, M.D., MSCR

Tanya Turan, M.D.
Professor, Neurology, Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, Stroke Neurology Division

Jenifer H. Voeks, Ph.D.

Jennifer H. Voeks, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Neurosciences, Stroke Neurology Division, Stroke Epidemiology

Ashely Wabnitz, M.D.

Ashley Wabnitz, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, Stroke Neurology Division

Lidia Yamada

Lidia Yamada, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, Stroke Neurology Division

Academics & Clinical Programs

MUSC’s academic and clinical programs continue to grow:

  • Cerebrovascular Disease related admissions are over 1000 patients annually.
  • Extramural funding to the Stroke Research Faculty has exceeded $32 million from 2008 to 2012.
  • The MUSC Stroke Division research faculty include grant-funded clinical researchers in Stroke Neurology (Adams, Chimowitz, Feng, Ovbiagele, Turan), Stroke Epidemiology (Lackland, Voeks), and Stroke Emergency Medicine (Jauch).
  • We have 2 ACGME Vascular Neurology Fellowship positions each year and several post-docs in stroke epidemiology.
  • We offer medical student rotations  in both inpatient and outpatient clinical stroke and research opportunities to interested students at any level.
  • MUSC Health's Tele-stroke program  provides acute stroke care to hospitals throughout South Carolina.

stroke admission graph

International Stroke Conference

Stroke trainees and faculty

Stroke trainees and faculty at the International Stroke Conference