Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center

USC Comprehensive Stroke Center Faculty & Staff

Offering a higher level of stroke care to the communities of the greater Los Angeles area.

The USC Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center provides a wide range of services, using the latest medical, surgical, and interventional techniques, covering all aspects of stroke. The multi-disciplinary team is prepared to meet the needs of patients with acute stroke and other serious neurological and neurosurgical conditions by providing immediate, advanced treatment and neurocritical care. These patients also receive specialized follow-up, in collaboration with their community physician, facilitating continuity of care. More than 2600 stroke related visits occur per year in the Keck Hospital of USC and the Leslie P. Weiner Neurological Care and Research Center, with an even larger number occurring in the Los Angeles County system.

Rapid Transit for Acute Stroke Patients

Leaders in the Field

The Doctors of USC are among the nation’s leaders in innovative clinical care, research and the education of future physicians. They number more than 500 physicians and are faculty members of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The Doctors of USC provide care in a wide range of medical specialties from the most complex diagnoses and treatments to primary care for the entire family.

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Stroke is an Emergency! Know the warning signs and call 9-1-1

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

Know the signs and act F.A.S.T.

Facial Weakness
Arms/Leg Weakness
Speech Problems
Time is Critical

For information about the clinical studies currently recruiting participants, please, contact 323-442-7687.

Learn more or DIAL 911 for EMERGENCY


Current Clinical Trials

Several clinical trials are currently enrolling in efforts to improve diagnosis and treatment for patients in the midst of a brain attack or dealing with the aftermath of such an insult.


Featured News

USC researchers awarded grant to reduce rates of stroke

USC researchers and their partners across Los Angeles County have been awarded an $11 million grant to fund research on community-based interventions to reduce the higher rates of stroke and death from stroke among disadvantaged Hispanics, African-Americans and Asian-Americans.

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