The MUSC Health stroke team is committed to training the next generation of leaders in stroke prevention and care of stroke patients through cutting edge research.
With one of the nation's largest teams of top stroke specialists supported by leading-edge technology and facilities, our patients receive care available only at the most elite neuroscience medical centers in the country.
At the MUSC Health Comprehensive Stroke Center, our stroke specialists have one of the fastest times in the country for treating stroke patients with clot-busting medication or necessary medical procedures.
Can you spot the signs of a stroke? Think:
F - Face Drooping
A - Arm Weakness
S - Speech Difficulty
T - Time to Call 9-1-1
Highly coordinated expertise at every level of care — prevention, diagnosis and treatment — makes our Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center unique in South Carolina and distinguishes us in the Southeast.
With one of the nation's largest teams of top stroke and cerebrovascular specialists supported by a full range of leading-edge technology and facilities, our patients receive care available only at the most elite neuroscience medical centers in the country.
The comprehensive stroke care center at MUSC Health has assembled a remarkable team that works together to diagnose each patient's problem, plan and deliver the best treatment available to maximize the outcome for each patient.
Our team includes a multidisciplinary group of physicians, nurses and technologists led by world renown physicians in neuroradiology, neurosurgery, neurology and emergency medicine who specialize in vascular disorders of the brain and spine.
The MUSC Health Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center is one of the leading stroke certified hospitals and has received many awards and recognitions including:
The Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center team sees patients in downtown Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and Murrell's Inlet, SC.
MUSC Rutledge Tower
135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
MUSC Health East Cooper
1600 Midtown Avenue, 2nd floor
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
MUSC Health Neurosurgery
Wachesaw Medical Center
4367 Riverwood Drive
Murrell's Inlet, SC 29576
It takes a wide array of medical and surgical specialists to solve the complex issues associated with stroke and other cerebrovascular problems. In addition to providing the highest level of stroke care for our patients, our team is also committed to training the next generation of leaders in stroke and advancing the prevention and care of stroke patients through cutting edge research. You can learn more about our education and research activities at the Stroke Research and Education Center website.
The following specialists work together to ensure each patient receives optimal care and outcomes.
Robert J. Adams, M.D., MS
Marc I. Chimowitz, MBCh
Wuwei (Wayne) Feng, M.D., MS
Christine A. Holmstedt, D.O.
Bruce Ovbiagele, M.D., MSc, MAS - Chair of Neurology
Shelly Ozark, M.D.
Tanya N. Turan, M.D.
Tina Dvoren-Baker, NP
Sarah Creed, NP
Cerebrovascular and minimally invasive cerebrovascular neurosurgery:
W. Alex Vandergrift, M.D.
Alejandro M. Spiotta, M.D.
Raymond D. Turner, M.D.
Sunil J. Patel, M.D.
Megan Fulton, PA-C
Abbie Ensor, RN
Christa Lizzi, RN
Steve Rublee, MHA
Administrator, Mental Health and Neurosciences Service Lines
Pat Aysse, RN, MSN
Stroke Program Manager
The MUSC Health Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center Team are pleased to share the following videos, patient stories, physician profiles and animations.
Designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, our services include telemedicine outreach, on-site emergency care, surgical and minimally invasive intervention, stroke-specific hospital units and trained staff. Learn more about the specialized services at our stroke treatment center:
Following are some of the conditions we treat: