Nationally Recognized Physicians

As a large comprehensive stroke center, the Washington University Stroke Center has the advantage of working with first-class physicians involved in both patient care and cutting-edge research

Nationally Recognized School of Medicine

The Stroke Center is part of the Department of Neurology at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. The school of medicine is consistently ranked among the top medical schools in the U.S. by the U.S. News & World Report.

A Team of Specialists Specializing in Multiple Subtypes of Stroke

When used in everyday speech, “stroke” is typically understood to refer to a blockage in the arteries leading to the brain that has stopped blood flow to the brain. In fact, “stroke” is a general term that can refer to a multitude of different issues related to problems in the arteries or in the veins, inside the head, the neck or even the spinal cord.

Accredited Member of the Joint Commission

Our Stroke Center is an accredited member of the Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. To learn more about the Joint Commission’s standards and accreditation process, visit the Joint Commission website.

Top-Ranked Barnes-Jewish Hospital Affiliation

Our physicians have the full resources of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine at their disposal. This means that your care can be from top to bottom. It may start with a patient’s presentation to the Barnes-Jewish Emergency Department or a telehealth consultation done if the patient was initially seen at a community hospital near St. Louis. It then may include the patient’s hospitalization while the evaluation and treatment of the stroke is simultaneously begun. From there, it moves to the outpatient follow-ups in clinic where our physicians can help with ongoing evaluation and care following a stroke.