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SUNY Downstate Stroke Center

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


Director: Alison E. Baird


Alison E. Baird, MD, PhD

Daniel M. Rosenbaum, MD

Sophia R. Sharfstein, MD


Ethan Benardete, MD, PhD

Interventional Neuroradiology/Neurosurgery:

Sundeep Mangla, MD


Paul Pipia, MD


Luba Nakhutina, PhD

Jonathan Slyker, PhD

Neurovascular Laboratory Director:

Hua Yu, MD

Vascular Neurology Fellow :

Kessarin Panichpisal, MD

Stroke Center and Stroke Nurse Coordinator:

Sherene M. McIntyre, MSN, FNP-BC, RN

SUNY Downstate Stroke Center Clinic Staff:

Roxanne Jones-Winter

Stroke Inpatient Unit and Neurosciences Step-Down Unit Cordinators:

Jacqueline Harry, RN

Lisa Schumann, RN

Community Outreach Coordinator:

Betty Jung, RN

Research Faculty:

Frank C. Barone, PhD

Hua Yu, MD

Jin Zhou, MD, PhD

Stroke Research Fellow :

Mateusz Adamski, MD

Clinical Trials Suite Staff:

Sheba Cherian, MD

Lorraine Thomas, RN

Stroke Center Administrators:

Elizabeth Griffith

Luis Perez

William Stewart

About Our Staff:

Our friendly, competent and reliable Stroke Center staff puts the highest priority on meeting your needs. They will answer your questions, schedule convenient appointments, and help to efficiently coordinate your care for stroke, rehabilitation and stroke prevention measures.

Luis and Roxanne

Neurology Department Administrator Luis Perez and Stroke Center Coordinator Roxanne Jones-Winter in the reception area of the Stroke Center.

Luis, Roxanne, Research Fellow

Luis Perez and Roxanne Jones-Winter chat with Dr. Hua Yu, Neurology Department Research Fellow.

Roxanne Jones-Winter, Stroke Center Coordinator

Roxanne Jones-Winter

Stroke Center Coordinator