Department of Neurology

Neurology Clinical and Academic Programs - Stroke Program

 Our focus is prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke and transient ischemic attacks.



Mouhammd Jumaa, MD, Director
Syed Zaidi, MD, Director
Richard Burgess, MD, Ph.D.
Vieh Kung, MD


Andrea Korsnack, RN; CNRN, Stroke Nurse Coordinator
Kim Cole, DNP, MSN, RN, Stroke Nurse Practitioner


Academic office: 419.291.0396
Clinic appointments: 419.291.3900
Stroke nurse: 419.383.3801

Program Highlights

  • Our 24/7 Stroke Team Physicians are an integral part of an 18-hospital Stroke Network that covers northwest Ohio and southern Michigan.
  • University of Toledo Medical Center is a Primary Stroke Center accredited by the The Joint Commission since 2005.
  • Our Stroke Team consists of fellowship-trained stroke neurologists, neurointerventionalists, a dedicated stroke nurse and nurse practitioner, and the staff in the Emergency Department, radiology, and the laboratory.
  • We offer research protocols for both acute stroke and stroke prevention.
  • We offer educational opportunities for medical students, fellows, doctors, nurses and the general public and support groups for stroke survivors, caregivers and supporters


  • 2 ACGME accredited Vascular Neurology fellowship positions
  • Neurointerventional department-based fellowship
  • 3-month resident and 1-week medical student rotations on stroke service
  • Didactic courses for medical students and residents

Treatment Advances

  • Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), an FDA approved treatment of acute stroke, requires expertise.
  • Mechanical thrombectomy to remove clots in the brain


University of Toledo faculty and the Stroke Program offers cutting edge research in the following areas:

  • Acute ischemic stroke
  • Hemorrhagic stroke
  • Transient ischemic attack
  • Pre-hospital stroke triage

 Our Stroke faculty are dedicated to moving the Stroke field forward through:

  • Participating in and designing stroke research protocols
  • Publishing research articles
  • Presenting at national and international meetings


  • Neurology
  • Nursing
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuroradiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Hematology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Primary Care
  • Rehabilitation Services
Last Updated: 9/18/23