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Vascular Neurology - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Neurology; Vascular Neurology
I am a neurologist with special training and a research interest in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke in people with cancer. I am the Director of the Stroke Center and an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and I am also privileged to be affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Neurology Service as a clinical researcher and academic scientist.
Strokes occur more commonly in people with cancer than in the general public. My long-term goal is to improve physicians’ abilities to diagnose and care for these people and their unique needs. I am working with Lisa DeAngelis, Chair of MSK’s Department of Neurology, on a prospective study investigating the reasons why people with cancer face an increased risk for stroke and other clotting events. This innovative study, called MOST-Cancer, uses cutting-edge ultrasound of the brain and biomarker testing in the blood to examine the mechanisms of stroke in people with cancer.
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Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Navi’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.