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Medstar Washinton Hospital Center
Medstar Health Research Institute
University of Maryland Medical Center
Medstar National Rehabilitation Network
VA Maryland
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Georgetown University
Children's National

Based in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC, SCANR is composed of 7 regional hospitals: MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Children’s National Medical Center, University of Virginia, University of Maryland, and the Baltimore VA Medical Center.

In 2016, SCANR sites evaluated over 4100 acute strokes with over 50% Black/African American. SCANR includes four Carnegie Research 1 universities (Georgetown, George Washington Universities, and the Universities of Virginia and Maryland), two CTSA’s, a translational research institute (THRIV), a US News & World Report National Honor Roll Hospital (CNMC), the largest hospital in DC (MWHC) and the NINDS Intramural Stroke Program.

SCANR research expertise also includes multimodal imaging, microbiomics, multi-omics, neurorehabilitation trials, brain stimulation, and robotics. We are well positioned to translate early phase NINDS intramural studies into the extramural setting. We have a track record of recruiting substantial numbers of specific cerebrovascular phenotypes including cervical artery dissection, cerebral venous thrombosis, cerebral amyloid angiopathy, etc.

Co-Principal Investigators:

Alexander Dromerick, MD
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital 
102 Irving St, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-877-1932                                                         

Areas of Interest: neurorehabilitation; neuroplasticity; arm motor control         

Brad Worrall, MD, MSc
University of Virginia
PO Box 800394
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0394

Areas of Interest: vascular neurology; genetics

Amie Hsia, MD
MedStar Washington Hospital Center Stroke Center
110 Irving St, NW, EB-6126
Washington, DC 20010   
Phone: 202-877-3154

Areas of Interest: acute stroke treatment with advanced brain imaging; telemedicine; health disparities

RCC Program Manager: 
Preethy Feit, MS, CCRP
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital 
102 Irving St, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-877-1922

Other Site Investigators: 

Andrew Stemer, MD
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital 

Areas of Interest: vascular neurology; neurointerventional neurology

Kathleen Burger, DO
George Washington University Hospital

Areas of Interest: vascular neurology; acute stroke

Carolyn Cronin, MD
University of Maryland

Areas of Interest: vascular neurology; director of residency program

Jessica Carpenter, MD
Children’s National Medical Center

Areas of Interest: pediatric stroke; pediatric ICU care         

Seemant Chaturvedi, MD
Baltimore VA Medical Center
Areas of Interest: Carotid and intracranial atherosclerosis; gender differences in stroke; stroke in young adults