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Research drives patient care at any large academic medical center. As stroke treatment has dramatically evolved in the past decade, WVU Medicine’s neurointerventionists have emerged as national leaders in their relatively new field. Here, Ansaar Rai, MD, WVU Medicine Radiology vice chair of clinical operations, discusses the past and present of stroke treatment.

Joint Commission Certification

The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.

Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval


American Heart Association Award

The Stroke Center is a recipient of the American Heart Association Gold Plus Performance Award and Target Stroke Honor Roll, which recognizes healthcare organizations for excellence and offer the best possible outcomes for stroke patients.