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Stroke Center Team

Our stroke team is comprised of experts from multiple disciplines. It includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, cardiologists and rehabilitation therapists. These specialists are supported by our three levels of neuro-nursing care, all conveniently located on our 9th floor.

Core Stroke Team

Julius Gene S. Latorre, MD, MPHMedical Director
Julius Gene S. Latorre, MD, MPH

Jennifer SchleierStroke Program Manager
Jennifer Schleier RN, BSN, CCRN

Joshua OnyanStroke Program Outreach Coordinator
Joshua Onyan, RN

Michelle VallelungaStroke Program Data Coordinator
Michelle Vallelunga RN, MS, CNRN

Acute Stroke Team

  • Stroke Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neuro-interventionalists
  • Neuro-radiology/Radiology
  • Emergency Physicians
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Neuroscience Nursing
  • SWAT Team
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation Specialists

Neurology-Stroke Service

Antonio Culebras, MD
Antonio Culebras, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Anuradha K Duleep, MD
Anuradha K Duleep, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Elwaleed El Nour, MD
Elwaleed El Nour, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Grahame Gould, MD
Grahame Gould, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Julius Gene S Latorre, MD, MPH
Julius Gene S Latorre, MD, MPH
Neurology-Stroke Service
Carmen M Martinez, MD
Carmen M Martinez, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Hesham Masoud, MD
Hesham Masoud, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Michael L Vertino, MD
Michael L Vertino, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Sari-Ann Yonaty, NP, PhD
Sari-Ann Yonaty, NP, PhD
Neurology-Stroke Service

Neurosurgery

Lawrence S Chin, MD

Neurorehabilitation

Bernadette Dunn, MD
Bernadette Dunn, MD
Neurorehabilitation
Jenna M Gardner, MS, CCC-SLP
Jenna M Gardner, MS, CCC-SLP
Neurorehabilitation
Lori M Holmes, PT
Lori M Holmes, PT
Neurorehabilitation
Shernaz K Hurlong, DO
Shernaz K Hurlong, DO
Neurorehabilitation
Vicki M Kalina, PT
Vicki M Kalina, PT
Neurorehabilitation
David M Kanter, MD
David M Kanter, MD
Neurorehabilitation
Faisal Siddiqui, MD
Faisal Siddiqui, MD
Neurorehabilitation
Margaret A Turk, MD
Margaret A Turk, MD
Neurorehabilitation
Claudine Ward, MD
Claudine Ward, MD
Neurorehabilitation

Neuro-interventional/Radiology

Grahame Gould, MD
Grahame Gould, MD
Neuro-interventional/Radiology
Hesham Masoud, MD
Hesham Masoud, MD
Neuro-interventional/Radiology
Amar S Swarnkar, MD
Amar S Swarnkar, MD
Neuro-interventional/Radiology

Neuroradiologists

Sylvie Destian, MD
Sylvie Destian, MD
Neuroradiologists
Rashi Mehta, MD
Rashi Mehta, MD
Neuroradiologists

Emergency Department/Emergency Medical Service

Thomas R Lavoie, MD
Thomas R Lavoie, MD
Emergency Department/Emergency Medical Service

Shernaz K Hurlong, DO

Shernaz K Hurlong, DO
Appointed 08/29/03
310 Jacobsen Hall
175 Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-5820

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center: Neurorehabilitation

Clinic/Unit

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2006
  • Internship: Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, NY, 2003
  • DO: Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, 2002

Clinical Interests

  • Stroke, spinal cord injury, neurologic disorders, amputees, traumatic brain injury, trauma, orthopedic post-op

Specialties & Certification

  • Physical Medicine and Rehab

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Amputation
  • Brain Injury
  • Concussion
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Trauma

Treats

  • Adults

Treatments/Services

  • Electromyography (EMG)

Associations/Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMandR)
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Stroke Association

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
Clinical Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/findadoc/hurlongs
Faculty Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/hurlongs

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