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SUNY Downstate Stroke Center

Providing a Continuum of Care, From Prevention and Diagnosis to Intervention and Recovery.

About Our Physicians

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Sophia R. Sharfstein, MD

Director, University Hospital of Brooklyn Stroke Service

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Dr. Sharfstein has served as Assistant Professor of Neurology and Chief of Section for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders at Nassau University Medical Center.

After completing her medical degree at Chernovtsy Medical Institute Chernovtsy, Ukraine, and her neurology residency at Kiev University Hospital, Dr. Sharfstein relocated to the United States where she did her internship at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens and a neurology residency and cerebrovascular fellowship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, the Long Island campus of Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Sharfstein has numerous research, publications and education activities to her credit and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association.