Advanced Stroke Care

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.

Medical Director
Julius Gene S. Latorre, MD, MPH

Stroke Program Administrator
Catherine Stephens, RN, MSN, CNRN, NEA-BC

Stroke Program Manager
Katherine Mitchell, RN, MS, ANP

Stroke Program Outreach Quality Coordinator
Jennifer Curry BSN, RN, CCRN


Neurology-Stroke Service

Antonio Culebras, MD
Antonio Culebras, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Anuradha K Duleep, MD
Anuradha K Duleep, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Elwaleed M El Nour, MD
Elwaleed M El Nour, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Shahram Izadyar, MD
Shahram Izadyar, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Julius Gene S Latorre, MD, MPH
Julius Gene S Latorre, MD, MPH
Neurology-Stroke Service
Michael L Vertino, MD
Michael L Vertino, MD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Klaus Werner, MD, PhD
Klaus Werner, MD, PhD
Neurology-Stroke Service
Sari-Ann Yonaty, NP, PhD
Sari-Ann Yonaty, NP, PhD
Neurology-Stroke Service

Additional Neurology-Stroke Staff

  • Nicole Rank, NP

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
Suehun G Ho, MD
Suehun G Ho, MD
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
Alberto Maldonado, MD
Alberto Maldonado, MD
Neurorehabilitation
Faisal Siddiqui, MD
Faisal Siddiqui, MD
Neurorehabilitation
Margaret A Turk, MD
Margaret A Turk, MD
Neurorehabilitation
Claudine T Ward, MD
Claudine T Ward, MD
Neurorehabilitation

Additional Neurorehabilitation Staff

  • Katherine Mahaney

Neuro-interventional/Radiology

Amar S Swarnkar, MD
Amar S Swarnkar, MD
Neuro-interventional/Radiology

Additional Neuro-interventional/Radiology Staff

  • Anne Snowdon
  • Heidi Noce
  • Jennifer Caldwell
  • Paul Depew
  • Chantelle Henry

Emergency Department/Emergency Medical Service

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

Additional Emergency Staff

  • Susan Rainbow
  • Troy Hogue
  • Douglas Sandbrook
  • Trina Skeele

Margaret A Turk, MD

Margaret A Turk, MD
Appointed 02/05/89
311 Jacobsen Hall
175 Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-5820

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Pediatrics: Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center: Neurorehabilitation

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Clinic/Unit

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: Ohio State University Hospital, 1978
  • Residency: Riverside Methodist Hospital, 1976
  • MD: Ohio State University, 1975

Clinical Interests

  • Lifelong disability issues (adults with cerebral palsy spina bifida polio persons with spinal cord injury brain injury); health promotion for person with disabilities; outcomes and function measurement; electrodiagnosis; The Energy Expenditure in Cerebral

Research Interests

  • Secondary conditions of cerebral palsy in adults. Health promotion effect on adults with disabilities, including assessment of a health resource model for persons with disabilities.

Clinical Trials

  • Randomized Trial of the Innovative Neurotronics WalkAide Compared to Conventional Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) in Stroke Patients (INSTRIDE)
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Specialties & Certification

  • Physical Medicine and Rehab

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Concussion
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Cramps and Spasms
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Neuropathy
  • Pediatric Brain Trauma
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke

Treats

  • Adults and Children

Treatments/Services

  • Amputee Rehabilitation
  • Botox Injection
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Concussion Management
  • Electrodiagnostic testing
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Intrathecal Pump Management
  • Intrathecal Pump Refill
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Nerve Conduction Study/Testing
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic (Musculoskeletal) Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation for Pediatric Patients
  • Stroke Care
  • Treatment for Special Needs and Developmentally Disabled Patients
  • Wheelchair & Seating Clinic

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

Research Abstract

Proposal Abstract

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Syracuse proposes a health promotion project for women with disabilities in the domain of mobility entitled Project W.E.A.L.T.H. (Women Empowered, Aware, \& Learning Through Health Education). This project will be a health promotion program designed for the prevention of secondary conditions through the public health model steps of risk factor/protective factor identification and intervention development with evaluation using a pre-test/post-test design. Intervention activities are designed for maximal participant input, allowing for direct application of health behaviors to the daily lives of participants, and increased likelihood of life-long adherence to health promotion. The four proposed activities of Project W.E.A.L.T.H. include:

  1. creation of a profile of risk factors and protective characteristics of women with disability in the domain of mobility by the application of a health resource model of health promotion;
  2. implementation of a traditional health promotion workshop series specifically designed for the health promotion priorities of women with disabilities;
  3. institution of a nurse supported health behavior change; and
  4. introduction of a pilot exercise intervention designed to increase cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility of its participants.
The project is designed with consumer involvement and the Advisory Board will monitor its progress on a regular basis. Through profile building and intervention development, Project W.E.A.L.T.H. seeks to determine the possible risk and protective factors of women with disabilities in mobility, their subsequent relationship to secondary condition development, and the effectiveness of specific interventions. The project aim is to establish a comprehensive health promotion program for women with disabilities which can be readily incorporated into the organizational structure of SUNY HSC, and is able to evolve with HSC future plans for expansion and innovation in patient care.

Osteoporosis Among Women and Girls with Mobility Impairments

There are approximately 16 million women with functional limitations living in the United States. Osteoporosis among women is a major health concern in the general population; however, little attention has been given to secondary osteoporosis among women with mobility impairments. The Disability and Health Branch (DBR), in collaboration with the Department of Physical Medicine \& Rehabilitation SUNY Syracuse, proposes a cross-sectional study to define the issues of osteoporosis among women with mobility impairments. Two hundred girls and women with mobility impairments, ages 10-45 years, will be recruited for this study. Demographic and medical data will be collected, and participants will complete functional, activity, and dietary history surveys. Bone density measures of the lumbar spine, proximal femur, whole body, and the non dominant forearm will be performed using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Bone density measurements will be compared with baseline standards, demographics, severity of functional limitation, level of activity, dietary intake of calcium, and history of medications.. This pilot study will (1) provide an initial look at the prevalence of osteoporosis among women with disabilities, (2) describe risk factors and protective strategies that influence osteoporosis in this population, and (3) provide data for further study of osteoporosis among women with mobility impairments.

Selected References

Turk, M.A., J.C. Overeynder and M. Janicki: Uncertain future:Aging and cerebral palsy - clinical concerns. NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. Albany, NY, 1995.

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