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Upstate Stroke Center

The Cerebrovascular division of the Department of Neurology at Upstate Medical University offers the most comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients with vascular disorders of the central nervous system.

As the region's first Comprehensive Stroke Center, Cerebrovascular service has received multiple recognition awards for outstanding stroke care.

Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

Upstate has been awarded DNV Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification, a designation that encompasses the full spectrum of stroke care—diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education—and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.  Upstate has received annual quality achievement awards from the American Heart Association for quick treatment of stroke. Comprehensive stroke centers are typically the largest and best-equipped hospitals in a given geographical area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication.

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Guidelines Gold Plus 2022DNV Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
Stroke Telemedicine

Stroke Telemedicine and Comprehensive Care

The Cerebrovascular division also supports the regional community by serving as a hub hospital to the growing stroke telemedicine network which aims to increase the proportion of patients who receive specialist-driven acute stroke care in a timely manner in their own community.

At Upstate Stroke Center, the Cerebrovascular services provide appropriate patients a collaborative, multidisciplinary care that includes:

  • Emergency Room Service
  • Vascular Neurology
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Vascular Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Interventional Neuroradiology
  • Neurorehabilitation Services
  • Neurology-trained Nurses
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Case Managers
Upstate Neurological Institute

Upstate Neurological Institute is a multidisciplinary team of experts providing the best in patient care and treatment options—and leading the region in advances for patient care, medical education and research in neuroscience.

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Our Team

The Upstate Cererebrovascular team includes:

  • Stroke specialists
  • Licensed Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Stroke Coordinator
  • Stroke Fellows
  • Neurology Residents

Our Providers

Neurocritical Care

Mariah V Alcott, NP
Mariah V Alcott, NP
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurocritical Care

Timothy M Beutler, MD, FAANS
Timothy M Beutler, MD, FAANS
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Neurocritical Care; Bone Infection; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Cancer; more

Devin J Burke, MD
Devin J Burke, MD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Neurocritical Care; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Injury; Brain Tumor; more


Corey M LaBounty, NP
Corey M LaBounty, NP
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurocritical Care

Julius Gene S Latorre, MD, MPH
Julius Gene S Latorre, MD, MPH
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology; Neurocritical Care; Vascular Neurology; Brain Injury; Guillain Barre Syndrome; more



Fadar O Otite, MD, MS
Fadar O Otite, MD, MS
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Neurocritical Care; Critical Illnesses and Injuries; Nervous System Vascular Lesions; Status Epilepticus; Stroke; more

Elena Schmidt, MD
Elena Schmidt, MD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN); Neurocritical Care; Brain Injury; Stroke; Stroke Care

Sari-Ann Yonaty, NP, PhD
Sari-Ann Yonaty, NP, PhD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurocritical Care

Cerebrovascular

Devin J Burke, MD
Devin J Burke, MD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Neurocritical Care; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Injury; Brain Tumor; more

Antonio Culebras, MD
Antonio Culebras, MD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Narcolepsy; Parasomnias; Sleep Apnea; Sleep Disorders; Sleep Enuresis; more

Julius Gene S Latorre, MD, MPH
Julius Gene S Latorre, MD, MPH
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology; Neurocritical Care; Vascular Neurology; Brain Injury; Guillain Barre Syndrome; more

Stephanie A Loveless, FNP-BC
Stephanie A Loveless, FNP-BC
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Stroke; Stroke Care

Hesham E Masoud, MD
Hesham E Masoud, MD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Vascular Neurology; Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology; Brain Aneurysm; Carotid Artery Aneurysm; Carotid Artery Disease; more

Fadar O Otite, MD, MS
Fadar O Otite, MD, MS
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Neurocritical Care; Critical Illnesses and Injuries; Nervous System Vascular Lesions; Status Epilepticus; Stroke; more

Elena Schmidt, MD
Elena Schmidt, MD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN); Neurocritical Care; Brain Injury; Stroke; Stroke Care

Neuro-Interventional

Grahame Gould, MD, FAANS
Grahame Gould, MD, FAANS
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Endovascular Surgery; Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Cancer; more

Hesham E Masoud, MD
Hesham E Masoud, MD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Vascular Neurology; Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology; Brain Aneurysm; Carotid Artery Aneurysm; Carotid Artery Disease; more

Amar S Swarnkar, MD
Amar S Swarnkar, MD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neuroradiology; Cardiovascular/Interventional Radiology; Radiology; Diagnostic Radiology; Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology; Computed Tomography; more

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