Meet the Stroke Team

UI Health — A Comprehensive Stroke Center

There are nearly 1,000 primary stroke centers across the country, but UI Health is among the few certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, a designation reserved for health facilities that meet the most meticulous standards for receiving and treating the most complex stroke cases. Stroke patients at UI Health have access to extensive care from our Stroke Team 24/7.


Dedicated to Stroke Awareness, Prevention, and Treatment

As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, UI Health meets the most advanced requirements for stroke care, including diagnostic testing capabilities, neurosurgical services, and clinical performance measures. So, every stroke patient receives immediate, life-saving care — and more strokes are prevented.


Our Neurosurgery Team
Dr. Fady Charbel
Dr. Ali Alaraj

Nurse Practitioner
Melissa Angulo, DNP, AG-ACNP

Our Neurology Team
Dr. Fernando D. Testai
Dr. Laura Pedelty
Dr. Neelofer Shafi
Dr. Kurian Thomas