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September 13, 2011 - New Medical Director of USA Stroke Center to Speak at Next USA Stroke Support Group Meeting
MOBILE – As a young boy, Dr. Steve Cordina remembered his grandmother coping with paralysis caused by a stroke. Her condition motivated him to pursue a career in neurology. Recently, he was named medical director of the USA Stroke Center at the University of South Alabama Medical Center, and he will discuss the latest stroke treatments available at USA at the next South Alabama Regional Stroke Support Group meeting.

The popular stroke support group will meet from 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the USA Medical Center’s 10th floor dining room. The stroke support group meets the third Tuesday of each month.

Cordina is an interventional neurologist, the first to be based in the Mobile region. His area of expertise includes clot retrieval and stent placement in patients suffering from stroke, as well as aneurysm and brain vascular malformation treatment. “I want to share with the support group what can be done to help prevent new strokes, while also discussing the treatments available here at the Medical Center,” Cordina said.

Prior to his appointment to USA, Cordina was the senior interventional neurology fellow in the department of neurology at the University of Minnesota, where he completed his endovascular surgical neuroradiology fellowship.

In addition to Cordina’s talk, the meeting will feature a healthy meal and door prizes. Reservations are requested and can be made by e-mailing or calling 471-7752.

USA Medical Center is the Mobile area’s first “Gold Plus” Performance Achievement Award recipient for stroke care, awarded by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Visit and click on Medical Center for more information.

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