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Northwest Stroke Trials Network (NW-STN)

The UW Medicine Comprehensive Stroke Center at Harborview Medical Center is dedicated to the highest quality care of stroke patients from prevention to diagnosis to rehabilitation.  It is the first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in the State of Washington and provides open, emergent access to expert advice on stroke care to the Pacific Northwest.

Our providers have dedicated their careers to the care of stroke patients, stroke education and stroke research, including ongoing investigations of the immune system in stroke, outcomes in severe stroke, new medications, new minimally invasive procedures and new surgeries.
Principal Investigator:
David Tirschwell, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Neurology
Co-Director UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center
Comprehensive Stroke Center
325 9thAve Box 359775
Seattle, WA 98104-2499

Kyra Becker, MD
Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery
Co-Director UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center
Comprehensive Stroke Center

Project Managers:
Allison Kunze
Research Scientist
UW Medicine/Harborview

Hope Clark Bell
UW Medicine/Harborview

Wesley Pinke, MPH, CPH
Research Scientist
UW Medicine/Harborview

Affiliated Satellite Sites:
  • UW Medicine – Harborview Medical Center
  • UW Medicine – University of Washington Medical Center
  • UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center
  • UW Medicine – Valley Medical Center
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • MultiCare Health System – Tacoma General Hospital
  • MultiCare Health System – Auburn General Hospital
  • MultiCare Health System – Good Samaritan Hospital
  • MultiCare Health System – Allenmore Hospital
  • MultiCare Health System – Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital
  • PeaceHealth – Southwest Medical Center
  • PeaceHealth – St. Joseph Medical Center (Bellingham)
  • St. Joseph Medical Center (Tacoma)
  • Overlake Medical Center
  • Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics
  • PeaceHealth - Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend (Springfield, OR
  • EvergreenHealth Medical Center (Kirkland)