Howard Kirshner Archives
VUSM faculty honored with emerita or emeritus status
Jun. 8, 2022—Vanderbilt University recently honored several faculty members for their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. Among them were 15 from the School of Medicine.
VUMC achieves ‘Elite-Plus’ stroke status for third consecutive year
May. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) rapid response in treating stroke patients has received the American Stroke Association’s Honor Roll-Elite Plus recognition for the third consecutive year.
Vanderbilt Stroke Center lauded by Joint Commission
Oct. 8, 2015—The Joint Commission has recertified the Vanderbilt Stroke Center for providing complex cerebrovascular care.
VUMC lauded for providing top quality stroke care
Apr. 2, 2015—The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has once again recognized the Vanderbilt Stroke Center for using scientific guidelines to provide top quality patient care.
Teamwork, technology help keep Stroke Center on top
Mar. 12, 2015—For nearly a decade, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been at the forefront of stroke treatment using endovascular neuro-interventional techniques. Similar to procedures done for a heart attack, interventional stroke treatment employs suction and retrievers to remove blood clots.
Stroke Center’s care quality efforts recognized
Mar. 6, 2014—The Vanderbilt Stroke Center has once again struck gold, receiving top honors from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
VUMC joins national stroke prevention research network
Oct. 17, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has joined a national network funded by the National Institutes of Health to streamline multi-site clinical trials focused on key interventions in stroke prevention, treatment and recovery.
VU Stroke Center attains new level of certification
Jul. 24, 2013—The Vanderbilt Stroke and Cerebrovascular Service has received advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, one of only four in Tennessee.
Stroke Center strikes ‘Gold’
Jun. 27, 2013—The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has once again recognized the Vanderbilt Stroke Center for using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients.
Dr. Howard Kirshner on stroke prevention
Feb. 10, 2012—Watch video of Dr. Howard Kirshner speaking about stroke prevention. Kirshner spoke Feb. 8 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able to use a patient’s DNA to select...