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Stroke Center at MedStar Georgetown

The effects of stroke can be devastating. Life-long disability or death, however, is no longer a given due to new procedures and treatments. At MedStar Georgetown, experts work together to ensure patients receive the care they need, whether it’s urgent care, brain surgery, the latest technologies for diagnostics and treatment, cutting-edge clinical trials or rehabilitation.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s integrated, in-house emergency stroke team is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by stroke neurologists, neuro-interventional radiologists, cerebrovascular neurosurgeons and other specialists as needed.

The stroke team provides care utilizing cutting-edge technologies (such as brain perfusion imaging) and treatments (such as endovascular throbectomy - or clot removal). The MedSTAR Transport system—ready to retrieve a patient within a 250-mile radius by air or ambulance—assures wide and rapid access to this level of emergency care.

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Make an Appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a stroke specialist, call our scheduling line:


Stroke Specialists

Stroke Neurology

Stroke Nurse Practitioner

  • Ashley Carlson-Chalifoux, MS, RN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN


Vascular Neurosurgery

Interventional Neuroradiology

Stroke Coordinator 

  • Jacqueline Leutbecker BSN, RN, SCRN 

Stroke Nurse Navigator 

  • Kelsey Monacci BSN, RN, CCRN, SCRN