Grady Neurology Chief Honored for Role in Advancing Interventional Neurology

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Dr. Michael Frankel, director of the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center at Grady Memorial Hospital, is the 2015 recipient of the Neurologist Pioneering Award from the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN). 

The SVIN Neurologist Pioneering Award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of Interventional Neurology.  Chief of Neurology at Grady and Professor and Director of Vascular Neurology at the Emory University School of Medicine, Frankel was key in the development of the Marcus Stroke Center, one of the nation’s leading neurointerventional and neurology research centers.  His leadership has also led to Grady’s certification as a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center – a designation that makes Grady part of an elite group of hospitals with the state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff and training to treat patients with the most complex strokes.

About Grady Health System
Grady Health System is one of the largest safety net health systems in the United States. Grady consists of the 953-bed Grady Memorial Hospital, six 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 medical services, Grady has the premier level I trauma center in the Metro Atlanta region and serves as the 911 ambulance provider for the city of Atlanta. Grady’s American Burn Association/American College of Surgeons verified Burn Center is one of only two in the state. And the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is a Joint Commission designated Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Other key services include Grady’s Regional Perinatal Center with its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Georgia’s first Cancer Center for Excellence, The Avon Breast Health Center, the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and the Ponce de Leon Center – one of the top three HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country.