Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center

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University Hospitals Neurological Institute


Cathy Sila, MD (cell 440-829-4967)


Nicholas Bambakidis, MD (cell 216-339-4061)
Yin Hu, MD (cell 216-627-9476)
Warren Selman, MD (cell 216-308-3035)
Anthony Furlan, MD (cell 216-312-3200)
Michael DeGeorgia, MD (cell 216-233-2802)
Wei Xiong, MD (cell 216-513-4596)
Sophia Sundararajan, MD (cell 216-702-3879)
Ciro Estebanez, MD (cell 617-935-2347)


Please call Angela Foote, Patient Access Supervisor, at 440-227-6942, or Tracy Grushcow, Administrator, Neurology & Neurosurgery,
at 216-225-5407.

For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.

Conditions Treated

  • Ischemic stroke
  • Hemorrhagic stroke
  • Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Carotid stenosis


  • Endovascular aneurysm coiling, with or without stent or balloon assistance
  • Endovascular flow diversion for aneurysm (Pipeline)
  • Mechanical thrombectomy for ischemic stroke
  • Endoscopic intracerebral hematoma evacuation
  • Open microsurgical aneurysm clipping
  • Extra-cranial to intra-cranial bypass for aneurysm for ischemic disease (EC-IC bypass, Moya-Moya disease)
  • Carotid endarterectomy or carotid stenting

Distinguishing Features

  • Multidisciplinary neurointerventional team with neurology, neurosurgery and neuroradiology
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center designation (first in Northeast Ohio)
  • Medtronic partnership for technical innovation for endovascular therapies
  • High-volume open cerebrovascular microsurgical center, with extensive experience of cerebrovascular neurosurgeons

About UH Cleveland Medical Center
At the core of University Hospitals’ $4 billion health system is UH Cleveland Medical Center, ranked among America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. UH Cleveland Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women’s health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and genetics. Its main campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University.