Stroke Center Team

David A Carter, MD, PhD
David A Carter, MD, PhD
315 470-7962
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Brain Cancer; Brain Injury; Brain Tumor; Brain and Spine Tumors; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; more
Education: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Research Interests: Enhancing Central Nervous System (brain & spinal cord) plasticity & repair; Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy
Clinical Interests: Brain Tumors; Functional Neurosurgery (Epilepsy and Movement Disorders)
Associations/Memberships: Alpha Omega Alpha Honour Society; American Epilepsy Society (AES); Society for Neuroscience (SFN); American Association of Neurological Surgeons; Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Antonio Culebras, MD
Antonio Culebras, MD
315 492-5940
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Narcolepsy; Parasomnias; Sleep Apnea; Sleep Disorders; Sleep Enuresis; more
Education: University Complutense De Madrid, Fac De Med, Madrid, Spain
Research Interests: All forms of sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy and sleep apnea.
Clinical Interests: All forms of sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy and sleep apnea.
Associations/Memberships: World Federation of Neurology; American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Ashok Devasenapathy, MD
Ashok Devasenapathy, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Vascular Neurology; Neurocritical Care; Neurology; Atherosclerosis; Stroke; Adult Trauma and Critical Care; more
Research Interests:

Diabetes and Stroke, Metabolic Syndrome

Education Interests:

Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Interests:

Complex causes of Stroke in Adults, Neurological Critical Care, Brain Trauma

Associations/Memberships: American Heart Association (AHA)

Elwaleed M El Nour, MD

Shernaz K Hurlong, DO
Shernaz K Hurlong, DO
315 464-5820
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Physical Medicine and Rehab; Amputation; Brain Injury; Concussion; Guillain Barre Syndrome; Neuropathic Pain; more
Education: Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
Clinical Interests: Stroke, spinal cord injury, neurologic disorders, amputees, traumatic brain injury, trauma, orthopedic post-op
Associations/Memberships: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMandR); American Osteopathic Association; American Heart Association (AHA); American Stroke Association

Gary A Johnson, MD, FACEP
Gary A Johnson, MD, FACEP
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Emergency Medicine; Medical Emergencies; Emergency Services
Education: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Associations/Memberships: American College of Emergency Physicians

Julius Gene S Latorre, MD, MPH
Julius Gene S Latorre, MD, MPH
315 464-5014
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology; Vascular Neurology; Neurocritical Care; Brain Injury; Guillain Barre Syndrome; more
Education: University of the East-Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
Research Interests: Multimodality neuromonitoring, advanced neurophysiologic monitoring, intensive insulin therapy for SAH, IV and IA thrombolysis for acute ischemic strokes, Moderate hypothermia
Clinical Interests: Management of Subarachnoid hemorrhage, acute ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, traumatic brain injuries, nontraumatic encephalopathies, encephalitides, status epilepticus, post-cardiac arrest coma management.
Associations/Memberships: American Academy of Neurology (AAN); American Heart Association (AHA); Society of Critical Care Medicine

Thomas R Lavoie, MD
Thomas R Lavoie, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Emergency Medicine; Medical Emergencies; Emergency Services
Education: Boston University School of Medicine
Research Interests: Emergency Medicine; Toxicology; Medical Education
Associations/Memberships: American College of Emergency Physicians; Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

David J Padalino, MD
David J Padalino, MD
315 464-4419
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Advanced Trauma and Life Support; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider; Neuroradiology; Neurological Surgery; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Brain Abscess; more
Education: University at Buffalo School of Medicine

Amar S Swarnkar, MD
Amar S Swarnkar, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Cardiovascular/Interventional Radiology; Computed Tomography; Radiology; Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology; Neuroradiology; Diagnostic Radiology; more
Research Interests:

Acute stroke, latest treatment of brain aneurysms, vascular malformations of head, neck and spine, sclerotherapy of lymphangioma.

Education Interests:

Teaching medical students, Neuroradiology of brain and spine.

Clinical Interests:

Interventional Neuroradiology, endovascular treatment of brain aneurysms, vascular disorders of head, neck, and spine, acute stroke treatment, functional MRI


Margaret A Turk, MD
Margaret A Turk, MD
315 464-5820
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Physical Medicine and Rehab; Brain Injury; Cerebral Palsy; Concussion; Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Muscle Cramps and Spasms; more
Education: Ohio State University
Research Interests: Secondary conditions of cerebral palsy in adults. Health promotion effect on adults with disabilities, including assessment of a health resource model for persons with disabilities.
Clinical Interests: Lifelong disability issues (adults with cerebral palsy spina bifida polio persons with spinal cord injury brain injury); health promotion for person with disabilities; outcomes and function measurement; electrodiagnosis; The Energy Expenditure in Cerebral

  • Vicki Casper, BS, RN, Manager Neuroscience Step-down Unit
  • Kate Mitchell, RN, MS, ANP, Stroke Program Coordinator
  • Leonard Hurleau, MS, RN, Manager Interventional Radiology
  • Sharon Klaiber, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Stroke Program Administrator
  • Linda Phillips, MS, RN-BC, Manager Neuroscience Unit
  • Kim Spinelli, Manager, Neuroscience ICU
  • Sharon Wiggins, RN, Stroke Data Coordinator