David Hess is joined by the USC Department of Neurology Stroke Team and the Roxanna Todd Hodges Stroke Foundation President, Deborah Massaglia and Executive Director, Guy Navarro. From left, Steven Cen, Guy Navarro, Alejandro Vazquez, Jared Noroozi, Joseph Kim, Leslie Tarlow, Deborah Massaglia, David Hess, Nerses Sanossian, May Kim-Tenser, William Mack, Sebina Bulic, Leila Darki, Melody Sharifi, Mirabai Chuldenko.

David Hess is joined by the USC Department of Neurology Stroke Team and the Roxanna Todd Hodges Stroke Foundation President, Deborah Massaglia and Executive Director, Guy Navarro. From left, Steven Cen, Guy Navarro, Alejandro Vazquez, Jared Noroozi, Joseph Kim, Leslie Tarlow, Deborah Massaglia, David Hess, Nerses Sanossian, May Kim-Tenser, William Mack, Sebina Bulic, Leila Darki, Melody Sharifi, Mirabai Chuldenko.

A renowned neurologist and expert in neuroprotection visited the Roxanna Todd Hodges (RTH) Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Program of USC recently, delivering a grand rounds lecture and discussing his work.

David C. Hess, MD, chairman, professor and distinguished presidential chair in the department of neurology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, delivered the lecture on neuroprotection, with a focus on preconditioning, remote limb conditioning and exercise on Aug. 9.

Hess, who helped develop the REACH telestroke network in rural Georgia and is cofounder of the telestroke company REACH Health Inc., is working with colleagues at Augusta University to develop remote ischemic conditioning as a treatment for acute ischemic stroke and vascular cognitive impairment.

Nerses Sanossian, MD, director of the RTH Stroke Program and associate professor of neurology (clinical scholar) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, awarded Hess with the 2016 Roxanna Todd Hodges Visiting Lectureship on Stroke Education and Prevention.

by Melody Sharifi