For Immediate Release: Nov. 23, 2010
Contact: Denise Simpson
Phone: (404) 616-6855
The Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center at Grady Memorial Hospital is offering some of the most advantaged and cutting-edge treatments in stroke care with the addition of two Interventional Neurologists. Dr. Rishi Gupta and Dr. Raul Nogueira, Visiting Associate Professors with Emory School of Medicine in Neurology and Stroke, are both acclaimed neurologists with specialties in Endovascular Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care and Interventional Neuroradiology. Combined with the latest technology, the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience team is able to provide the most minimally invasive stroke care for patients needing treatment above and beyond available medications.
Dr. Gupta comes to Grady from Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he served as Assistant Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology and worked in the Vanderbilt Stroke Center. Prior to Vanderbilt, Dr. Gupta worked at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he was on staff at the Cerebrovascular Center working in Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology and served as director of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program.
Dr. Raul Nogueira spent the past eleven years at Massachusetts General Hospital working and training with the Harvard Medical School. There he completed his residency in Neurology, a fellowship in Neurocritical Care and Stroke, and a fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology. Academically, he served as Assistant Professor of Neurology for Harvard Medical School.
"Combining the talents of these doctors with our team, technology and state-of-the-art design of the center enables Grady to advance its already strong care for stroke patients," says Dr. Michael R. Frankel, Professor of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, and Director of the Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center for the Grady Health System. "Drs. Gupta and Nogueira are at the forefront of their profession and their unique talents are an invaluable asset to the entire Southeast region, an area of the country more prone to strokes than any other."
Grady’s Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is also happy to welcome Brenda Miller, nurse clinician and vascular neurologists Dr. Aaron Anderson and Dr. Samir Belagaje. Together, with Dr. Michael Frankel and his staff, the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center offers some of the most comprehensive stroke care in the nation.
Grady's multi-specialty approach in caring for persons who have suffered a stroke means treatment begins as soon as they arrive in the emergency room. Grady’s Joint Commission certified stroke center and its dedicated staff allow Atlanta's only Level I Trauma Hospital to advance stroke treatment and acute neurological trauma care by improving time-dependent therapies. The center includes the world's first neurological intensive care unit equipped with an angiography suite.
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, eight 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 Department and Burn Unit, Grady Health System has the only level I trauma center in the region and serves as the 911 ambulance provider for the city of Atlanta. 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, Joint Commission Certified Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center and the 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, and the Rape Crisis Center.
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.