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Brooklyn Stroke Symposium 2021

Maimonides hosted this virtual symposium featuring top stroke experts on advances in the care and management of acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, insights on caring for populations at high risk of stroke, and the impact of COVID-19 on stroke and clinical care.
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Be Fast. Know the Warning signs of a stroke. Balance: Sudden loss of balance. Eye: Vision loss in one or both eyes. Face: Face drooping. Arm: Does one arm drift upward? Speech: Slurred speech. Time: Call 911 immediately.Understanding stroke

A stroke occurs when a clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain, or a blood vessel begins to bleed, which prevents oxygen and nutrients from getting to their destination, and as a result, brain cells die. Immediate medical attention is of the utmost importance for stroke patients, which is why our Jaffe Stroke Center is open around the clock. The sooner patients are treated, the higher their chances of recovery.

The Jaffe Stroke Center

Maimonides has been ranked among the top 1% of hospitals in the U.S. for outstanding stroke survival rates for 3 years running by the federal government (CMS).  We’re also celebrating 13 consecutive years on the Gold Plus Honor Roll. This includes guidelines relating to both the types of treatments administered to patients and the time in which they are treated after arriving at the hospital. The Gold level recognizes 24 consecutive months of quality performance.

The Jaffe Stroke Center has also received the Target Stroke Elite Plus award, which recognizes fast treatment times for stroke patients. The Elite Plus level shows that at least 50% of our patients are treated within 30 minutes of arrival.

Maimonides offers multiple state-of-the-art Endovascular Stroke suites and hybrid operating rooms to provide minimally invasive stroke procedures. Our multi-disciplinary team of neurologists, neuro-interventional radiologists, neurosurgeons, and neurointensivists is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Maimonides is among the elite few designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. Our Stroke Team is supported by those who specialize in Neurology, Interventional Neuroradiology/Neuro-Endovascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neuro-Critical Care, and Neuro-Radiology. We provide around-the-clock comprehensive care for all types of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases, including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, and brain aneurysms.

Telestroke medicine

Telestroke medicine reduces the risk of stroke-related disability because it is time-efficient. Telestroke technology enables our off-site neurologists to evaluate you remotely and determine if patients qualify for fast-acting therapies. We use Telestroke medicine to provide quick and exceptional care to our stroke patients.

Exceptional stroke care—right here, at Maimonides

We understand that strokes require time-sensitive care to optimize recovery. At Maimonides, our team is committed to providing immediate and excellent stroke care available 24/7 by utilizing the most advanced technology, such as Telestroke medicine.

Stroke Center Outcomes

To support our mission and vision, the Stroke Program uses quality metrics for the continuous improvement of stroke care.

Maimonides 2020

Measure Outcome Benchmark
% of stroke patients who obtained a recanalization grade of TICI 2B or higher in the vascular territory at the end of treatment with intra-arterial (IA) alteplase infusion and/or mechanical endovascular reperfusion therapy.






30-day stroke and death rate following symptomatic carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid arterial stenting (CAS)






30-day stroke and death rate following Asymptomatic carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid arterial stenting (CAS)






24-hour post procedure stroke and death rate following diagnostic catheter angiography.






Meet Our Stroke Team

Razvan F. Buciuc, MD

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Weijun Jin, MD

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Steven R. Levine, MD

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Sanskriti Mishra, MD

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Nikolaos I. Papamitsakis, MD

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Daniel M. Rosenbaum, MD

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Qingliang Tony Wang, MD;PhD

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Daniel W. Zumofen, MD

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Ilya Levin, DO

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