Clinical Specialties : Stroke


Stroke is the third most common cause of death in the United States and is the most frequent cause of severe disability. There are 500,000 new stroke cases each year, even with the incidence declining over the past 20-30 years due to better control of risk factors like hypertension, high cholesterol, less smoking, and more exercise. Working as part of a team, the physiatrist assists the patient in improving functional independence including personal care, mobility, and community skills. New equipment and new techniques are helping to achieve this.

Gemayaret Alvarez-Gonzalez, MD
Assistant Professor

Douglas E. Johnson-Greene, PhD, MPH, ABPP
Professor and Associate Vice Chair

David S. Kushner, MD

Lauren T. Shapiro, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor

Adriana D. Valbuena-Valecillos, MD
Assistant Professor