Washington University In St. Louis / University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The Barnes-Jewish and Washington University Stroke Center, the first in St. Louis to be certified as a Primary Stroke Center, is the busiest in the region and is nationally recognized for its acute stroke care and research. It is part of a national network of stroke centers supported by the SPOTRIAS grant. The Center for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease at WUSTL is testing new diagnostic and treatment tools for the first minutes and hours after a stroke. Studies under way include how to stop the deadly aftereffect of brain bleeding known as vasospasm and developing new brain imaging techniques to better determine who is likely to benefit from intravenous doses of the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). The aim of the Center’s research is to accelerate the testing of new approaches and bring those that are successful to the clinic more quickly.

Clinical Trials

  • STOP-IT - The Spot Sign for Predicting and Treating ICH Growth Study
  • SPS3 - Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes Trial
  • Statins and Cerebral Blood Flow in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
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Current fellows

  1. Naim Khoury, MD

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Professor of Radiology, Neurology and Neurological Surgery

Colin Derdeyn, MD