Vertebral Artery Dissection

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VAD Doctors and Medical Professionals

Below is a work-in-process list of doctors and other medical professionals with experience in Vertebral Artery Dissection diagnosis and/or treatments and recovery.

How You Can Help with Vertebral Artery Dissection Awareness

1.  Add to the List Below:  Email me the names and contact information for doctors, therapists, or other medical professionals who are experienced with vertebral artery dissections. Whether they helped you or one of your friends or family or even if you just read about a medical professional who has experience with, or specializes in, vertebral artery dissections please email me with a name, location, and contact information (phone, email, website, etc.).

2.  Tell or ask Medical Professionals about VAD:  Simply spreading awareness about VAD will help others in the future.  It could be that the person you ask or tell about it will think of it when trying to diagnose someone with the odd symptoms that VAD can cause.

3.  Tell Medical Professionals about VertebralArteryDissection.com and ask them to contact me.

4.  Tell Your Personal Story: Read other Personal Stories of VAD's and share your personal story on the site. I will not use your last name or post any kind of contact information. Your story might help someone else cope with their own struggle with a vertebral artery dissection.

Names in green indicate a doctor or professional who cared for me. I am listing them here because they helped me. I recommend them. Please email me to help add to this list. I WILL respond to you and add your relevant contacts. Thank you.

Specializing in VAD

Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego has a Stroke rehabilitation program.

"They have state of the art instruments, like what astronauts use in order to regain midline balance ( which was a huge problem for me since I stroked near my balance center; the cerebellum)  For anyone with this type of stroke they should contact Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, asking for the Rehab Center and for Wanda."

Neurologists

Added March 2009
Dr. Daniel Hopson
(972) 403-3100

Added March 2009
Dr. James E Duncan
Norman Regional Hospital
1125 North Porter
Norman, OK 73074

Added June 2008
Dr. Joseph A. Silvaggio
GB103C-820 Sherbrook Street
Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9
Telephone: (204) 787-7286

Added February 2008
Dr. Liana Rosenthal
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Department of Neurology
B Building Room 123
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
(410)550-0592

Added February 2008
Dr. Rafael H.  Llinas
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Department of Neurology
B Building Room 123
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
(410)550-0592

Added May 2007
Dr. Vincent Virgadamo
Houston, TX
St. Luke's Towers in the Houston Medical Center
Office: 713-795-0055

Dr. Shahin Shirzadi
Houston, TX
Houston Neurology Associates
Office: 713-795-0055

Added July 2007
Dr. Bruce A. Evans
Rochester, MN
Mayo Clinic, Department of Neurology
507-538-1036

Added October 2007
Dr. Jonathan Licht
3737 Moraga Avenue Ste A-1
San Diego, CA
507-538-1036

Added October 2007
Dr. Louis R. Caplan
330 Brookline Avenue, Palmer 127
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-632-8911

Added February 2008
Dr. Liana Rosenthal
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Department of Neurology
B Building Room 123
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
(410)550-0592

Added February 2008
Dr. Rafael H.  Llinas
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Department of Neurology
B Building Room 123
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
(410)550-0592

Neurosurgeons

Added March 2009
Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu ("Dr. Vez")
Jefferson Medical College/Jefferson Hospital of Neurosciences
909 Walnut St., 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
Telephone:
(215) 955-7000

Added June 2008
Dr. Andrew L. Carney
University of Illinois at Chicago
http://tigger.uic.edu/~alcarney/

Added February 2008
Dr. Brian Kott
Interventional Neuroradiology Suite at Tacoma General Hospital
Tacoma, Washinton
(253) 284-0841

Added May 2007
Dr. James Rose
Houston, TX
St. Luke's Towers in the Houston Medical Center

Added June 2007
Dr. Todd Kuether
Portland, OR
Providence Neurointerventional Services
More Information

 

Family Practitioners

Dr. Patricia Lincoln
Stafford, TX (Houston)
Hillcroft Medical Center
Office: 713-273-5879

Dr. Stephen Ousley
New Braunfels, TX
McKenna Memorial Hospital
Office: 830-606-9111

Physical Therapists

Mary Jane Sekito, P.T.
18220 Tomball Parkway
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 477-4746

Sharon Young (Rehab Representative)
18220 Tomball Parkway
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 477-4746

Speech Therapists

Stacey Kramer, MA, CCC/SLP
18220 Tomball Parkway
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 477-2990

Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialists (Otolaryngology)

Dr. Jonathan B. Staton
Cypress, TX
Cy-Fair ENT
Office: 281-256-8212

Other Doctors and Professionals (all just as important)

Added October 2007
Dr. Bernard Lichtenstein
7930 Frost Street
San Diego, California (CA) Sharp Memorial Hospital

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