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June 22, 2015
The University of South Alabama Medical Center recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite award while in Nashville for the International Stroke Conference. “We are pleased to recognize USA Medical Center for their commitment to stroke care,” said Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., M.P.H., national chairman of the Get with the Guidelines steering committee and Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. See more...
January 13, 2015
Dr. Elias Chalhub was recently appointed professor of neurology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Chalhub was in private practice in Mobile, AL. Dr. Elias Chalhub earned his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He completed his internship at the University of North Carolina at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC He then completed a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) special fellow in pediatrics, clinical neurology and child neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Chalhub is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Neurology, President’s Association, Child Neurology Society, liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics, Southern Child Neurology Society, Southern Society of Pediatric Research, Southern EEG Society, American Association on Mental Deficiency, American Association, Central Society of Neurologic Research, Medical Society of Mobile County, Muscular Dystrophy Association and National Association for Retarded Citizens.
January 7, 2015
Dr. Elizabeth Minto, assistant professor of neurology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and a neurologist with USA Physicians Group, presented the December Med School Café lecture, “Multiple Sclerosis: A Simple Message About a Complicated Disease." During the talk, Dr. Minto discussed current treatments for the disease and its secondary symptoms, and she reviewed some of the exciting developments that have occurred and continue to occur in our understanding of this complex disorder. Watch Dr. Minto's lecture in its entirety here.
December 1, 2014
For the second consecutive year, the University of South Alabama Medical Center has achieved the Gold Plus Target Stroke Honor Roll for its treatment of stroke patients.The honor is awarded by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recognizing the Medical Center’s continuing improvement in stroke care and achievement of key goals that help minimize or eliminate long-term effects in patients who have had a stroke. “We have an excellent collaborative team spirit at USA, and despite stroke being a very complex disease, by working together we have shown that we can overcome limitations and establish our center as a place to go to for stroke sufferers,” says Dr. Steve Cordina, director of stroke, neurocritical care and endovascular neurosurgery at the Medical Center. See more...
September 24, 2014
Dr. Steve Cordina, assistant professor of neurology and medical director of the University of South Alabama Stroke Center, recently presented the August Med School Cafe lecture. The lecture had a total of 50 attendees. During the lecture, titled “Cerebral Aneurysms: Prevention and Management,” Dr. Cordina discussed the risk factors of developing cerebral aneurysms and what can be done to repair them once they have been discovered. Watch the the lecture in its entirety here.
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