Advanced Stroke Care

Stroke Center Team

Our stroke team is comprised of experts from multiple disciplines. It includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, cardiologists and rehabilitation therapists. These specialists are supported by our three levels of neuro-nursing care, all conveniently located on our 9th floor.

Medical Director
Julius Gene S. Latorre, MD, MPH

Catherine Stephens
Stroke Program Administrator
Catherine Stephens,
RN, MSN, CNRN, NEA-BC
Katherine Mitchell
Stroke Program Manager
Katherine Mitchell,
RN, MS, ANP
Jennifer Curry
Stroke Program Outreach Quality Coordinator
Jennifer Curry,
BSN, RN, CCRN

Neurology-Stroke Service

Antonio Culebras, MD
Antonio Culebras, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Anuradha K Duleep, MD
Anuradha K Duleep, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Elwaleed M El Nour, MD
Elwaleed M El Nour, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Shahram Izadyar, MD
Shahram Izadyar, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Julius Gene S Latorre, MD, MPH
Julius Gene S Latorre, MD, MPH
Neurology-Stroke Service
Carmen M Martinez, MD
Carmen M Martinez, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Michael L Vertino, MD
Michael L Vertino, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Klaus Werner, MD, PhD
Klaus Werner, MD, PhD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Sari-Ann Yonaty, NP, PhD
Sari-Ann Yonaty, NP, PhD
Neurology-Stroke Service

Additional Neurology-Stroke Staff

  • Nicole Rank, NP

Neurosurgery

Lawrence S Chin, MD

Neurorehabilitation

Bernadette Dunn, MD
Bernadette Dunn, MD
Neurorehabilitation
Jenna M Gardner, MS, CCC-SLP
Jenna M Gardner, MS, CCC-SLP
Neurorehabilitation
Suehun G Ho, MD
Suehun G Ho, MD
Neurorehabilitation
Lori M Holmes, PT
Lori M Holmes, PT
Neurorehabilitation
Shernaz K Hurlong, DO
Shernaz K Hurlong, DO
Neurorehabilitation
Vicki M Kalina, PT
Vicki M Kalina, PT
Neurorehabilitation
David M Kanter, MD
David M Kanter, MD
Neurorehabilitation
Alberto Maldonado, MD
Alberto Maldonado, MD
Neurorehabilitation
Faisal Siddiqui, MD
Faisal Siddiqui, MD
Neurorehabilitation
Margaret A Turk, MD
Margaret A Turk, MD
Neurorehabilitation
Claudine T Ward, MD
Claudine T Ward, MD
Neurorehabilitation

Additional Neurorehabilitation Staff

  • Katherine Mahaney

Neuro-interventional/Radiology

Amar S Swarnkar, MD
Amar S Swarnkar, MD
Neuro-interventional/Radiology

Additional Neuro-interventional/Radiology Staff

  • Anne Snowdon
  • Heidi Noce
  • Jennifer Caldwell
  • Paul Depew
  • Chantelle Henry

Emergency Department/Emergency Medical Service

Thomas R Lavoie, MD
Thomas R Lavoie, MD
Emergency Department/Emergency Medical Service

Additional Emergency Staff

  • Susan Rainbow
  • Troy Hogue
  • Douglas Sandbrook
  • Trina Skeele

Shernaz K Hurlong, DO

Shernaz K Hurlong, DO
Appointed 08/29/03
310 Jacobsen Hall
175 Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-5820

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center: Neurorehabilitation

Clinic/Unit

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2006
  • Internship: Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, NY, 2003
  • DO: Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, 2002

Clinical Interests

  • Stroke, spinal cord injury, neurologic disorders, amputees, traumatic brain injury, trauma, orthopedic post-op

Specialties & Certification

  • Physical Medicine and Rehab

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Amputation
  • Brain Injury
  • Concussion
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Trauma

Treats

  • Adults

Treatments/Services

  • Electromyography (EMG)

Associations/Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMandR)
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Stroke Association

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
Clinical Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/findadoc/hurlongs
Faculty Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/hurlongs

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