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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.

Core Stroke Team

Julius Gene S. Latorre, MD, MPHMedical Director
Julius Gene S. Latorre, MD, MPH

Jennifer SchleierStroke Program Manager
Jennifer Schleier RN, BSN, CCRN

Joshua OnyanStroke Program Outreach Coordinator
Joshua Onyan, RN

Michelle VallelungaStroke Program Data Coordinator
Michelle Vallelunga RN, MS, CNRN

Acute Stroke Team

  • Stroke Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neuro-interventionalists
  • Neuro-radiology/Radiology
  • Emergency Physicians
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Neuroscience Nursing
  • SWAT Team
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation Specialists

Neurology-Stroke Service

Antonio Culebras, MD
Antonio Culebras, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Anuradha K Duleep, MD
Anuradha K Duleep, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Elwaleed El Nour, MD
Elwaleed El Nour, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Grahame Gould, MD
Grahame Gould, 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
Hesham Masoud, MD
Hesham Masoud, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Michael L Vertino, MD
Michael L Vertino, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Sari-Ann Yonaty, NP, PhD
Sari-Ann Yonaty, NP, PhD
Neurology-Stroke Service

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
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
Faisal Siddiqui, MD
Faisal Siddiqui, MD
Neurorehabilitation
Margaret A Turk, MD
Margaret A Turk, MD
Neurorehabilitation
Claudine Ward, MD
Claudine Ward, MD
Neurorehabilitation

Neuro-interventional/Radiology

Grahame Gould, MD
Grahame Gould, MD
Neuro-interventional/Radiology
Hesham Masoud, MD
Hesham Masoud, MD
Neuro-interventional/Radiology
Amar S Swarnkar, MD
Amar S Swarnkar, MD
Neuro-interventional/Radiology

Neuroradiologists

Sylvie Destian, MD
Sylvie Destian, MD
Neuroradiologists
Rashi Mehta, MD
Rashi Mehta, MD
Neuroradiologists

Emergency Department/Emergency Medical Service

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

Amar S Swarnkar, MD

Amar S Swarnkar, MD
Appointed 05/17/99
Women's Health Network
E3513 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Radiology: Neuroradiology
  • Upstate Cancer Center: Radiology
  • Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center: Neuro-interventional/Radiology
  • Women's Health Network: Women's Imaging and Radiology

Clinic/Unit

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, 1998, Radiology
  • Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, 1997, Neuroradiology
  • Residency: Leicester University, England, 1995, Radiology

Clinical Interests

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

Education Interests

  • Teaching medical students, Neuroradiology of brain and spine.

Research Interests

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

Clinical Trials

  • Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support Device (LVIS and LVIS Jr.): A Humanitarian Use Device (HUD Designation # 09-0222) for the treatment of unruptured, wide neck aneurysms
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Specialties & Certification

  • Cardiovascular/Interventional Radiology
  • Computed Tomography
  • Radiology
  • Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm

Treats

  • Adults and Children

Treatments/Services

  • Angiography
  • Cardiac Computed Tomography
  • Carotid Angiography and Stenting
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
  • Epidural/Caudal
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Functional MR Imaging
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • MR Imaging
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Surgery for Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Tissue Plasminogen Activator Treatment (TPA )
  • Wada Test
  • X-Ray

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

Languages Spoken (Other Than English)

  • Hindi
Clinical Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/findadoc/swarnkaa
Faculty Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/swarnkaa

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