Maimonides Health and SUNY Downstate Host Second Annual Brooklyn Stroke Symposium

By Office of Communications & Marketing | May 10, 2022

National Experts to Share the Latest in Stroke Care Innovations

Brooklyn, NY (May 10, 2022) – Maimonides Health and SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University will host the second annual Brooklyn Stroke Symposium all-day hybrid virtual/in person event at Maimonides Medical Center on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Following on last year’s all virtual event, which drew nearly 200 providers from around the country, this no-cost symposium features nationally known stroke experts in areas that include the care of acute, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and cardiac and vascular advances in stroke outcomes.

The Brooklyn Stroke Symposium brings together Maimonides’ Jaffe Stroke Center, which has ranked among the top 1% of hospitals in the nation for stroke survival for the past 4 years and SUNY Downstate, which has earned a reputation for advanced clinical research with real-life applications that have contributed to improved outcomes for stroke patients.

“While Maimonides Health and SUNY Downstate are united in our fundamental commitment to excellence in the care of Brooklynites, we are proud to have established a program that draws speakers and attendees from around the nation,” says Daniel M. Rosenbaum, M.D., Distinguished Service Profession & Chair of Neurology, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and Regional Chair of Neurology, Maimonides Medical Center.

This year’s presentations include Cryptogenic Stroke: Diagnosis and Intervention, Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia and Advanced Stroke Imaging in an Era of Artificial Intelligence. Guest lecturers from distinguished Stroke and Neurovascular and Stem Cell programs at UCLA, the University of Texas and the University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospitals will also be presenting. Attendees are eligible for continuing medical education credits.

Maimonides Medical Center designates this live event activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

“What’s exciting and unique about the Brooklyn Stroke Symposium is that our agenda of nationally known experts combines an interdisciplinary approach to stroke care with the latest technological advance says” said David H. Berger, M.D., MHCM, FACS, CEO of University Hospital at Downstate. “Our collaboration with Maimonides Health demonstrates our commitment to leveraging word-class expertise that benefits stroke patients around the country, and ensures the best stroke care to people living in Brooklyn.

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About SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is the borough's only academic medical center for health education, research, and patient care. It is a 342-bed facility serving the healthcare needs of New York City and Brooklyn's 2.6 million residents. University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB) is Downstate's teaching hospital, backed by an outstanding medical school's expertise and world-class academic center research facilities. More than 800 physicians, representing 53 specialties and subspecialties—many of them ranked as tops in their fields—comprise Downstate's staff.

In addition to high-risk neonatal and infant services, pediatric nephrology, and dialysis (kidney diseases)—and offering the only kidney transplantation program in Brooklyn, among many other distinctive programs—Downstate also sponsors a major learning center for young children with developmental disorders and disabilities. In addition to UHB, Downstate comprises a College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, and a multifaceted biotechnology initiative, including the Downstate Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT for early-stage and more mature companies, respectively. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @sunydownstate.