Comprehensive Stroke Program

The Tulane Stroke Program specializes in the treatment of acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and in the prevention of stroke through education, medical therapy, and evaluation of vascular disease.

Take a Stroke Risk Assessment

The Tulane Stroke Program is certified by the Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the first in Orleans Parish.  This means that we have proved to a national accreditation body that we consistently meet and/or surpass national standardized guidelines for the care of stroke patients.  The American Heart Association has also awarded the Tulane Medical Center Stroke Program with its “Gold Plus” recognition, the highest achievement awarded and one of only 2 Stroke Programs in Louisiana with ‘Gold Plus’ recognition.

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the number one cause of adult disability in America….A stroke or “brain attack” occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery (blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body and brain) or an artery breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these events occur, brain cells begin to die and damage occurs.

When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain are lost. These abilities can include speech, movement, vision, coordination and memory. How a stroke patient is affected depends on what part of the brain is damaged and how much of the brain is affected.

Services & Treatments

  • Medical therapies for treating and preventing stroke
  • Advanced imaging
  • Advanced neurosurgical techniques for stroke prevention
  • Interventional neuroradiologic procedures for stroke patients
  • Dedicated Stroke Prevention and Recovery Clinic
  • Rehabilitation services

Stroke Care Team

Sheryl Martin-Schild, MD, PhD
Ramy El Khoury, MD
Laurie Schluter, ANVP
Melissa Schwickrath, RN


Tulane Stroke Clinic
275 LaSalle Street 1st Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112 
Phone: (504) 988-5030
Fax: (504) 988-7144

Tulane Stroke Program
1415 Tulane Ave HC66
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-3690
Fax: (504) 988-6263

Hours of Operation
Clinic Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
24 hour response to emergency cases