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Stroke Program


The Department of Neurosurgery

Stroke Program

Stroke, now also known as “Brain Attack” and transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a complex injury to the central nervous system that originates in inadequate blood supply to the brain. They are treated by the team of specialists in the UCLA Stroke Program.

UCLA Stroke Program is a world leader for the diagnosis, treatment and management of this type of vascular diseases of the brain and spinal cord. UCLA neurovascular surgeons collaborated with colleagues in diagnostic neuroradiology, interventional neuroradiology, stroke neurology, neurological critical care, and neurological rehabilitation to treat thousands of patients over the last 15 years. The program specializes in the management of complex central nervous system vascular disorders, including ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, carotid stenosis, intracranial vascular stenosis, cerebral hemorrhage, and moyamoya disease.

Clinicians and researchers are integral part of the UCLA Stroke Center, the first in Los Angeles County certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) as a Primary Stroke Center.

As part of an academic Center of Excellence, the program offers opportunities for patients to participate in cutting-edge treatments sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The neurovascular team is constantly analyzing results to improve outcomes and works tirelessly to provide the very best quality of care.

Telephone Number
(310) 825-5111 General information and referral
(310) 825-5482
Provider Specialty
Ali, Latisha Katie Faina MD Neurology
Ausman, James MD Neurological Surgery
Bentson, John MD Diagnostic Radiology
Dobkin, Bruce MD Neurology
Duckwiler, Gary MD Interventional Radiology; Neuroradiology; Diagnostic Radiology
Frazee, John MD Neurological Surgery
Gonzalez, Nestor MD Neurological Surgery; Interventional Radiology; Diagnostic Radiology
Jahan, Reza MD Interventional Radiology; Neuroradiology; Diagnostic Radiology
Kim, Doojin MD Neurology
Martin, Neil MD Neurological Surgery
Restrepo-Jimenez, Lucas MD Neurology
Saver, Jeffrey MD Neurology
Starkman, Sidney MD Emergency Medicine
Szeder, Viktor MD, PhD Interventional Radiology; Vascular Neurology
Tateshima, Satoshi MD Interventional Radiology; Neuroradiology; Diagnostic Radiology
Vespa, Paul MD Neurology
Villablanca, Juan Pablo MD Diagnostic Radiology