Columbia University Medical Center, Division Of Stroke And Critical Care

The Stroke Center at the Columbia University Medical Center treats more than 500 stroke cases annually as inpatients. The Center’s staff includes eight neurologists and two neuropsychologists as well as a large technical and research staff. As the recipient of the SPOTRIAS grant, the Stroke division has excelled in pioneering several locally run trials in stroke epidemiology, neuropharmacology, neurogenetics, functional brain imaging, and neurorehabilitation. The Center also participates in multiple local and multi-center clinical trials (e.g., CREST, MRRescue, ACT I, COSS/RECON, ARUBA, SPS3, WARCEF, CLOSURE, CASSCO, and others). The New York Institute of Neurology at Columbia University offers a one-to-three year fellowship training program in Vascular Neurology. Fellows spend a substantial part of their time performing clinical duties. They are also encouraged to play active roles in recruitment, data collection and follow-up for research studies, as well as develop original research projects under the mentorship of the Stroke Division Faculty.

Clinical Trials

  • LIMITS - Levels of Inflammatory Markers in the Treatment of Stroke—An SPS3 Ancillary Study
  • WARCEF - Warfarin Versus Aspirin in Reduced Cardiac Ejection Fraction (WARCEF) Trial
  • WARCEF - Warfarin Versus Aspirin in Reduced Cardiac Ejection Fraction (WARCEF) Trial
  • ARUBA - A Randomized Trial of Unruptured Brain AVMs
  • Study of Carotid Occlusion and Neurocognition
  • STOP-IT - The Spot Sign for Predicting and Treating ICH Growth Study
  • The Stroke Warning Information and Faster Treatment Study (SWIFT)
  • SPS3 - Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes Trial
  • Neu-START - Neuroprotection With Statin Therapy for Acute Recovery Trial (Neu-START)
  • Study of Tenecteplase (TNK) in Acute Ischemic Stroke (TNK-S2B)
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Current fellows

  1. Marco Gonzalez Castellon, MD

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Professor of Neurology

Randolph S. Marshall, MS, MD