NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is one of the leading clinical research institutions in the country, and our investigators participate in major multicenter national clinical trials to refine the management of stroke. Patients have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of research studies, including those evaluating cutting-edge acute stroke treatments, stroke prevention, and stroke recovery.

In addition, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia is one of eight national recipients of a Specialized Program in Translational Research in Acute Stroke (SPOTRIAS) grant from the National Institutes of Health, and one of four Stroke Prevention/Intervention Research Program (SPIRP) Centers in the United States designated by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Examples of research areas include:

  • Studies of new medical and surgical treatments for stroke.
  • Studies of how nerve cells grow and regenerate following stroke.
  • Functional MRI studies of brain activity during recovery from stroke.
  • Identification of risk factors and genetic determinants of stroke.