The Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is staffed by a team of specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, neurovascular intervention, psychiatry, neurologic nursing and related fields, all working together to provide the best care possible.
Michael Frankel, M.D.
Chief of Neurology, Medical Director, Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center
Dr. Michael Frankel is professor of neurology at Emory University School of Medicine, and chief of neurology and director of the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Frankel has been working in the field of acute stroke research since 1992. He became a faculty member in the division of neurology at the Emory University School of Medicine in 1994. Under his leadership Grady Memorial Hospital has hosted major clinical trials in stroke therapies and was the first hospital in the Southeast to have a round-the-clock stroke team.
Raul G. Nogueira, M.D.
Director, Neuroendovascular Division - Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center
Dr. Raul Nogueira is an acclaimed interventional neurologist, specializing in neurocritical care and interventional neuroradiology.
Dr. Nogueira completed medical school at the Federal University of Ceara in Brazil. He came to the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1999 where he completed his neurology residency and then fellowships in Neurocritical Care/Stroke, and Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology.
Dr. Nogueira has extensive experience in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of neurovascular diseases including brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, dural arteriovenous fistulas, pre-operative embolization of tumors and treatment of head and neck lesions including epistaxis. He also specializes in stroke prevention, which includes carotid and vertebral artery angioplasty and stenting, as well as acute stroke treatment with thrombolysis.
Aaron Anderson, M.D.
Vascular Neurologist - Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center
Dr. Aaron Anderson is a board certified neurologist specializing in vascular neurology and stroke prevention.
Dr. Anderson received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. His postgraduate medical training included a medical internship, residency, and a vascular neurology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he was honored with the Resident Research Award and the Best Resident Consultant Award. While in residency and fellowship, Dr. Anderson received specialized training in Neurovascular Ultrasound and is certified in transcranial Doppler and carotid duplex testing.
Dr. Andersonís research interests include locating and preventing the causes of geographic and racial disparities in stroke incidence and mortality.
Samir Belagaje, M.D.
Director of Stroke Rehabilitation - Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center
Dr. Samir Belagaje is a board certified neurologist specializing in stroke and neurorehabilitation.
Dr. Belagaje received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. His postgraduate medical training included an internship at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, a Neurology residency, and a Vascular Neurology and Neuro-recovery fellowship at the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Belagaje is involved in stroke care by seeing patients on the inpatient stroke service poststroke rehabilitation and sees outpatients in the Neurology Clinic. His research interests focus on mechanisms of functional recovery after stroke as well as using new technology and methods to improve post-stroke rehabilitation.
The Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that provides optimal care for stroke patients. The Stroke Center team includes:
We are proud to partner with organizations throughout the community to raise awareness of stroke prevention and treatment availability. Our partners include: