USA Health University Hospital has earned a Comprehensive Stroke Center designation from DNV GL Healthcare, reflecting the highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events. University Hospital is the only certified comprehensive stroke center in southwest Alabama and one of only three in the state.
About Steve M. Cordina, M.D.
Dr. Cordina’s area of expertise includes clot retrieval and stent placement in patients suffering from stroke, as well as aneurysm and brain vascular malformation embolization treatment.From 2011 to 2015, Dr. Cordina served in the departments of neurology, neurosurgery and radiology at the USA College of Medicine. He established the first academic neurointerventional facility and neurocritical service and re-established the first Primary Stroke Center on the eastern Gulf Coast. Under his direction, USA Health University Hospital became the first facility in Alabama to receive the AHA/ASA Gold Plus Target Stroke Elite Plus Certification.Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Cordina served in neurointerventional and neurocritical care at Valley Baptist Medical System in Brownsville, Texas.