Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke, with approximately 610,000 of these being first or new strokes. Nearly 1 in 4 strokes are in people who have had a previous stroke.
Join us for a discussion on the different types of stroke, stroke prevention, treatment, and steps to take if you think you or someone you know is having a stroke during the Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Series in partnership with the Webster Library.
Alexander Merkler, MD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Merkler is board certified in Neurology and Neurocritical Care. He is an expert in stroke and acute brain and spine injury. Dr. Merkler has authored more than 100 publications in peer reviewed medical journals on neurological disorders, and also serves as a peer reviewer for several medical journals including JAMA, Neurology, Stroke, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, and Hypertension.
Dr. Merkler is currently funded by a Career Development Award from the American Heart Association and a Weill Cornell Medicine Grant to study the neurological complications of COVID-19.
This session will be offered simultaneously, both in-person at Webster Library (1465 York Avenue) as well as virtually via GoogleMeet. Dr. Merkler will be presenting on-site at the library.
Wednesday, March 8 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
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