About Me

I am a neurologist with special training and a research interest in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of strokes in people with cancer. I am an Assistant Professor of Neurology at New York-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.

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Strokes occur more commonly in individuals with cancer than in the general public, and my long-term goal is to improve physicians’ abilities to diagnose and treat these unique patients. Currently I am working with Dr.  Lisa DeAngelis, Chair of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Neurology, on a clinical trial exploring the utility and safety of different blood-thinning strategies to prevent stroke recurrence in patients with cancer. This pivotal trial will be instrumental in determining the optimal medical therapy for cancer patients who suffer stroke.

  • Clinical Expertise: Ischemic Stroke; Intracerebral Hemorrhage; Vascular Malformations; Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, New York University
  • Residencies: Neurology - Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Vascular Neurology - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
  • Board Certifications: Neurology; Vascular Neurology

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