Stroke is a major global health problem as the second cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability worldwide. Healthcare for stroke patients spans a continuum from acute treatment to hospitalization to rehabilitation and then to prevention. To address the full continuum of stroke care, The Stroke Institute at UTHealth is a joint collaboration among the School of Medicine, School of Public Health, School of Nursing, and School of Biomedical Informatics and leverages the strong clinical partnership of UTHealth with the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. Our Institute’s mission is to expand research across the continuum of stroke care, develop new treatments and innovative health care delivery models for stroke patients, and conduct population health studies that will change the practice of cerebrovascular medicine. The Stroke Institute also runs the largest stroke fellowship training program in the country for neurologists but another mission for us is to expand training opportunities in stroke and cerebrovascular disease to a much wider segment of healthcare professionals including nurses, graduate students, and rehabilitation therapists.
Sean Savitz, M.D.
Director, The Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases