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Stroke is a preventable disease with devastating consequences. The risk of stroke can be decreased by addressing and controlling risk factors. Risk factors are medical conditions or lifestyle practices that can increase one's chance of having a stroke.
The Stroke Prevention Program addresses the concerns patients, families and health professionals may have and provides resources and services to control risk factors. The program is directed by Dr. Anjail Sharrief, Associate Professor of Neurology and the Director of Stroke Prevention for the Institute of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease.
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Anjail Sharrief, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Director of Stroke Prevention, Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease
The STEP Clinic was developed in order to address the multiple needs of patients and caregivers after a stroke or TIA occurs. The clinic takes an integrated approach to post-stroke care by providing education, risk factor screening and management, and assessment and treatment of post-stroke complication. We also connect patients and caregivers to our partner clinics, community programs, and community resources that help address post-stroke needs.
Our clinic provides services such as:
For more information on the STEP Clinic services and treatments, please visit our Outpatient Services page here.
We serve patients who have had or at high risk for having the following conditions:
Many of our patients have the following risk factors:
Please visit the UTHealth Neurosciences site here for more information on clinic appointments.
General neurology and outpatient stroke prevention
Stroke prevention, stroke disparities, health services evaluation
Dr. Anjail Sharrief's PubMed publications can be found here.
For more information on these trials and studies, please contact the UTHealth Neurosciences clinic here.
Dr. Sharrief has recently coauthored an American Heart Association Presidential Advisory major publication addressing structural racism and health disparity in the US. Read more.
The one year Stroke Prevention Fellowship is directed by Dr. Anjail Sharrief. The fellowship program focuses on giving physicians exposure and training in primary and secondary stroke prevention through risk factor management and stroke complication management. Fellows will be trained to provide patient-care and comprehensive preventive care. For more information, please visit the Stroke Prevention Fellowship webpage here.
We provide a one or two-year vascular neurology fellowship, both fostering the development of leaders in stroke field, be it in research, education, administration, quality improvement, and/or community outreach. For more information, please visit the Vascular Neurology Fellowship webpage here.
More information coming soon about our opportunities and resources available to medical students and public health students.
Let's Learn About Stroke informational video below.