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The first nationally certified primary stroke center in Oregon and a leader in accessible, comprehensive, state-of-the-art stroke care, education and research, Providence Stroke Center cares for more stroke patients than any other health system in Oregon.

We offer 24-hour on-call teams in our comprehensive stroke centers at Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, and also at Providence Medford Medical Center and through Providence Telestroke Network.

Our stroke team experts include vascular neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventionalists, radiologists, emergency physicians, nurses and therapists. From diagnosis to treatment and recovery, the Providence Stroke Center team provides advanced care at every stage of stroke.

Providence Telestroke Network provides access to some of the Northwest’s top stroke specialists 24 hours a day. Through a secure two-way video system, Providence Stroke Center's neurologists can be "in the room" with you, your family and your local physicians, helping to determine the best treatment for you. This means you can receive the most effective treatments right in your community, near your family and friends.

Our Doctors

Amit C. Kansara, M.D.

Biggya L. Sapkota, M.D.

Tanya M. Scheibe-Mirek, ACNP

Archit C. Bhatt, M.D., FAHA, FACP, MPH

Andrew D. Rontal, M.D.

Diane K. Clark, ACNP

John C. Robison, ACNP

Walter G. Carlini, M.D., Ph.D.

John F. Zurasky, M.D.

Ted J. Lowenkopf, M.D.

Lisa A. Yanase, M.D.

Sandy E. Dancer, ANP

Vivek R. Deshmukh, M.D., FACS, FAANS

Our Services

Our Services
From diagnosis to treatment and recovery, the Providence Stroke Center team provides advanced care at every stage of stroke.

Gamma Knife Perfexion
Gamma Knife is one of the most advanced radiosurgical tools available to treat a variety of benign and malignant brain lesions and disorders, including brain cancers.

Neuro biplane catheterization lab

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Providence Portland Medical Center are homes to highly advanced cranial procedure labs.

Providence Brain and Spine Institute Clinical Research

Providence Brain and Spine Institute is a comprehensive, integrated program treating all conditions of the brain and spine. The providers at Providence Brain and Spine Institute are dedicated to finding advanced treatments for neurological conditions.

Surgical clipping

This surgery involves placing a small metal clip around the base of the aneurysm to isolate it from normal blood circulation. This decreases the pressure on the aneurysm and prevents it from rupturing. Whether this surgery can be done depends on the location of the aneurysm, its size, and your general health.

Thrombolytic or 'clot busting' drugs

Thrombolytic or "clot-busting" drugs offer an emergency treatment option for some people who are having a stroke. These medications, which include an agent called a tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA), halt the stroke by dissolving the blood clot that is blocking blood flow to the brain.

Transcranial Doppler studies


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