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University of Utah StrokeNet


The University of Utah Health Sciences Center (UUHC) Stroke Center leads stroke care and research in the Intermountain West. UUHC provides collaborative adult and pediatric stroke care, including: pre-hospital engagement; remote acute evaluation via the 16-site Utah Telestroke Network; inpatient vascular neurology, neurosurgery, interventional care; and stroke-specific inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. The Stroke Center has consistently achieved the highest American Heart Association quality awards offered. In recognition of the full-spectrum and high quality of care, UUHC was designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV in 2013. We have 10+ year history of participating in multi-center adult and pediatric clinical trials in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery. In addition, UT StrokeNet translational vascular scientists are currently investigating: animal and translational models of vascular malformations; thrombosis and platelet aggregation; neurovascular coupling and peri-infarct depolarization; stroke genetics and population-based genetic epidemiology; and functional imaging used in development of models of stroke recovery prediction.

Principal Investigator
Jennifer Majersik, MD, MS
Director, Stroke Center and Telestroke Services
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Utah
Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 N Medical Drive E, Third Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
801- 585-1384/

Areas of Interest: Acute Ischemic Stroke, Systems of Care Including Telestroke, Unusual Causes of Stroke (Dissection, CADASIL, APS, CVT)

Jana Wold, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Veteran’s Affairs Stroke Program
Director, Adult Neurology Residency
University of Utah
Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 N Medical Drive E, Third Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
801- 585-1384/

Areas of Interest: Trials of Acute Ischemic Stroke, Resident Education, Inpatient Quality Improvement Processes

Gary Nelson, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurology
Director, Pediatric Stroke Program
Primary Children’s Hospital
81 North Mario Capecchi Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Areas of Interest: Acute Management of Pediatric Ischemic Stroke

Lorie Richards, Ph.D.
Chair, Division of Occupational Therapy
University of Utah
520 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Areas of Interest: Pharmaco-enhancement of Stroke Recovery utilizing MRI-based biomarkers, stroke
rehabilitation interventions

Kinga Aitken, MPH, CCRP
UT StrokeNet, Project Manager
Department of Neurology
University of Utah School of Medicine
175 N Medical Dr. E, 3rd floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Tel 801-581-5523/ Fax 801-587-8039
Eric D. Goldstein, MD

Areas of Interest:
  Improving neurologic outcomes & understanding comples inherited stroke diseases and mentoring/educating future neruologist
Names and Addresses of affiliated Satellites/Performance Sites:

Intermountain Medical Center - CPS PI:  Dr. Megan Donohue
5171 S. Cottonwood Street, South Office Building, Suite 810
Murray, UT 84107

Utah Valley Regional Medical Center - CPS PI:  Dr. Kevin Call
1034 N. 500 W
Provo, UT 84604

Primary Children's Hospital - CPS PI:  Gary Nelson, MD
81 North Mario Cappechi Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

George E. Whalen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Satellite PI:  Dr. Jana Wold
500 Foothill Boulevard
Salt Lake City, UT 84148

St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center - Satellite PI: Dr. Logan McDaneld
750 Wellington Ave Suite 3C
Grand Junction, CO 81501

U of AZ Banner University Medical Center - Tucson - CSI PI: Dr. Chelsea Kidwell
1501 N Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724

U of AZ Banner University Medical Center - Phoenix - CSI PI:  Dr. Jeremy Payne
1111 East McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Radiology Imaging Associates, P.C.: Satellite PI:  Dr. Jeff Wagner
Swedish Medical Center
501 E. Hampden Avenue
Englewood, CO 80113-2702

RIA Neurovascular
10711 E. Geddes, Suite 200
Englewood, CO 80112-3861

Blue Sky Neurology
499 E. Hampden Avenue, Suite 360
Englewood, CO 80113-3877