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UPMC Stroke Institute

UPMC Stroke Institute  |  PUH C 400 |  200 Lothrop Street  |  Pittsburgh, PA 15213 | |

The UPMC Stroke Institute was formed in 1995 as a subspecialty within the Department of Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh.  The primary practice setting exists in a 760 bed academic medical center.  In 2006, a Hub and Spoke telestroke network was established and has expanded to include 21 spoke hospitals.   Our participation and ability to recruit study patients in large national clinical research trials in stroke is well established.

Principle Investigator

Lawrence R. Wechsler, MD
Henry B. Higman Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Vice President, Telemedicine
Physician Services Division
12 692-4622
Areas of Interest: Cell therapy, endovascular therapy, PFO related stroke

Co-Principle Investigators

Tudor G. Jovin, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Director, UPMC Stroke Institute
Director, UPMC Center for Neuroendovascular Therapy
President, Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN)
Tel: 412-647-3030
Fax: 412-647-8445
Areas of Interest: endovascular stroke trials, acute stroke imaging, outcome measures in acute stroke trials.


Maxim D. Hammer,MD
University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) Department of NeurologyAssistant Professor of Neurology
Director of Inpatient Neurology, Vascular Neurology Fellowship and Neurosonology Laboratory UPMC Mercy and UPMC Shadyside Director of Stroke Services
Areas of Interest: Malignant stroke, Hypothermia, Prevention

Clifton Calloway, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Executive Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Ronald D. Steward Endowed Chair of Emergency Medicine Research
Iroquois Building – Suite 400A
3600 Forbes Avenue
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
(412) 647-3078
Areas of Interest: EMS recognition and triage of acute stroke, Regionalization of stroke care, Targeted temperature management for brain injury, including ischemic brain injury

Dana Cummings, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Child Neurology, Department of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director- Pediatric Stroke Program
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 692-5520
Areas of Interest: pediatric stroke, recovery and rehabilitation, Acute ischemic stroke treatment.

Steven Graham, MD, PhD
Connolly Family Chair in the Stroke Institute
Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology
South 517 BS, 3500 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
412 648-3299
Areas of Interest: Neuroinflammation, Apoptosis, Neurorehabilitation

Project Managers

Carlynn Jackson Graves, BS CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
C 400 PUH Stroke Institute
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412 647-7099

Lori M. Massaro, MSN, CRNP
Clinical Supervisor UPMC Stroke Institute
PUH C 400 - Stroke Institute
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412 647-9441
Areas of Interest: Nursing Care of stroke patient, telestroke, Certification

Names and Addresses of affiliated Satellites/Performance Sites:

UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

UPMC Shadyside
5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

UPMC Mercy
1400 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

UPMC Passavant
9100 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

2775 Mosside Boulevard
Monroeville, PA 15146

UPMC St. Margaret
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215

UPMC Horizon
110 N. Main Street
Greenville, PA 16125

UPMC McKeesport
1500 Fifth Avenue
McKeesport, PA 15132

UPMC Northwest
100 Fairfield Drive
Seneca, PA 16346

UPMC Bedford Memorial
10455 Lincoln Highway
Everett, PA 15537

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213