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A Leader in Stroke Research and Patient Care

UC San Diego's Comprehensive Stroke Center was one of the first five in the nation and the originator of the clot-busting drug tPA.

UCSD Stroke Center is a longtime leader in creating and using new treatments for stroke.

Our neurovascular experts continue to translate research and clinical expertise into everyday patient care and are widely recognized for their use of advanced therapeutics in acute stroke, after-stroke care, and stroke prevention.


Research on brain cooling and drug therapy after stroke

Stroke Center Director Thomas Hemmen, MD, is leading the effort at UC San Diego. Read more.

Featured Video

Dr. Brett MeyerWatch a video about telemedicine for stroke treatment with our Stroke Center Co-Director Brett Meyer, MD.

Contact Us

For more information, please call the Stroke Center at (858) 657-8540.