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Primary Stroke Center Doctors and Staff at UPMC Altoona

UPMC Altoona's Primary Stroke Center is home to an expert team of doctors, nurses, and staff. A vascular neurologist — a doctor who treats blood vessel diseases in the brain and spinal cord — leads the team.

We use the gold standard tests and guidelines to quickly and correctly diagnose and treat strokes.

Contact the Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center

To make an appointment for outpatient stroke care, call 814-889-3930.

We are located in Building E3 on UPMC Altoona's campus.

Rapid Response Stroke Team

In Blair County, EMS (emergency medical service) workers are a key part of our team. They're ready to respond to a stroke 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our EMS rapid response stroke team members at UPMC Altoona:

  • Treat strokes with the same urgency as heart attacks.
  • Prioritize 911 calls for stroke victims.
  • Have special training to detect stroke symptoms.
  • Call ahead to let us know a possible stroke victim is on the way.

An Expert Stroke Care Team

Other members of the UPMC Altoona Primary Stroke Center team include: 

  • Emergency doctors
  • Critical care nurses
  • Lab technicians
  • Neuroradiologists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Pastoral care providers
  • A stroke program director

Helping You Recover After a Stroke

To help you get your life back after stroke, our physical medicine and rehab team provides inpatient and outpatient:

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Recreational rehab

We offer home health care and follow-up services by referral.

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