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NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue is designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, which means we work to provide all our stroke patients with the highest level of care and satisfaction.

The Stroke Center team includes doctors, nurses, advanced practice providers, students, physical, occupational and speech therapy staff, and ancillary and supportive staff who provide care and guidance to all patients.

The Stroke Center works collaboratively with several hospital departments and services including, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiology Rehabilitation Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Case Management, Pharmacy and Nutrition.

Stroke Treatment Outcomes

Learn about Stroke

Stroke Risk Factors and Prevention

Appointments + Referrals

Clinic appointments are available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-844-692-4692.

For urgent questions or in the event of an emergency, please call 911.

Outpatient Clinics

Bellevue Stroke Clinic
462 1st Avenue
Ambulatory Care Building, Clinic 1B
New York, NY 10016

Bellevue Neurosurgery
462 1st Avenue
Ambulatory Care Building, Clinic 1D
New York, NY 10016

Bellevue Speech and Swallow Outpatient Clinic
462 1st Avenue
Ambulatory Care Clinics, Floor 3B
New York, NY 10016
*Ambulatory referral required

Bellevue Physical Therapy Services
462 1st Avenue
Hospital Building, Floor 6N9
New York, NY 10016
*Ambulatory referral required

Areas of Expertise

  • Ischemic stroke
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Clinical Expertise + Procedures:

  • Mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke
  • Aneurysm treatment with both endovascular procedures and neurosurgical procedures
  • Intracranial and extracranial stenting
  • Direct and indirect bypass for advanced steno-occlusive disease
  • Hemicraniectomy
  • Embolization and resection of AVMs
  • Endoscopic clot evacuation for intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Stenting
  • Advanced imaging including MRI, perfusion scans and transcranial doppler ultrasound

Neurovascular Disorders:

  • Arterial Dissection
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Cerebral Vein Thrombosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Intracranial Stenosis
  • Intracranial Aneurysms
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas

Stroke Center Leadership Team

Sara K. Rostanski, MD
Medical Director,

Kaitlyn Lillemoe, MD
Stroke Outpatient Clinic

Laura Scholtz, MD
Neuro ICU

Paul Huang, MD
Chief of Service,

Julia Bevilacqua, NP
Stroke Program Manager

Eytan Raz, MD
Neuro Endovascular

Margaret Walchak, RN
Stroke Coordinator

NYC Health + Hospitals Stroke Support Group

We have created this free link to allow you, your family, and friends online access to our monthly Stroke Support Group. Our support group can help you overcome challenges during the recovery process. Scan the QR code to join our virtual Stroke Support Group on every 2nd Thursday of the month at 5 p.m. 

Read Stroke Support Group flyer

Call 718-245-1311 for more information


New York State Department of Health Stroke page

American Stroke Association