Contact us at (800) USC-CARE (800-872-2273)

Providing the Support You Need to Care for Your Stroke Patients

The USC TeleStroke and Neurological Emergency program aims to improve stroke care in the community by building a true spoke-and-hub model of care. Our program helps support the growth of your facility’s stroke center while meeting your Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Joint Commission, DNV GL and Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) certification requirements.

Our program has provided more than 5,000 consultations since 2016.
Spoke sites can reach our physicians via a one-click, HIPAA-compliant, online paging system. This direct physician-to-physician line immediately connects you to one of our neurologists.
The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for all neurological emergencies.
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World-Class Physicians and State-of-the-Art Technology

All our specialized neurologists are fellowship-trained and board-certified in neurology, vascular neurology and/or neurocritical care. To expedite communication, we offer a wide range of video platform tools, and we share access to patient imaging and information directly through your secure electronic health record system.

Communities We Serve

We currently serve sites in Los Angeles County, Orange County and Santa Clara County. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Keck Medicine of USC has expanded its telehealth services, offering stroke and emergency neurological services through virtual appointments as well.

Stroke and Neurological Emergencies

Acute Ischemic Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Vascular Malformations
Cerebral Aneurysms
Tumors
Moyamoya Syndrome
Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease
Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
Status Epilepticus and Seizures
Neurotrauma
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2020 Metrics

Average consultation request to physician on-screen time: 5 minutes
Average consultation time to treatment decision: 25 minutes
Median consultation time to tPA administration: less than 34 minutes
Full consultation report promptly transmitted to care team
All metrics documented for your team’s accreditation purposes

Our Expert Medical Team

Sebina Bulicview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Specializing In

Neurocritical Care, Neurology, Vascular Neurology

Adriana Maria Rosero Enriquezview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Specializing In

Neurology

May A. Kim-Tenserview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Specializing In

Neurocritical Care, Vascular Neurology

Jonathan Marehbianview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Specializing In

Neurology

Peggy Lu Nguyenview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Specializing In

Neurocritical Care, Neurology

Roy Armand Pobleteview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Specializing In

Neurocritical Care, Neurology

Nerses Sanossianview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Specializing In

Neurocritical Care, Neuroimaging, Vascular Neurology

Amytis Towfighiview profile

Practicing Locations

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Specializing In

Neurology

Contact Us

Mirabai Chuldenko, RN, BSN, CCRN-K

Stroke Program Manager

mirabai.chuldenko@med.usc.edu

Benjamin Emanuel, DO

Director, USC TeleStroke Program

Benjamin.emanuel@med.usc.edu
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