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Evolution of a multidisciplinary cerebrovascular center: lessons learned
  1. Ferdinand K Hui1,2,
  2. Alejandro M Spiotta1,3,
  3. Irene Katzan1,4,
  4. Edward M Manno1,
  5. Thomas J Masaryk1,2,
  6. Peter A Rasmussen1,3
  1. 1Cerebrovascular Center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  3. 3Department of Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  4. 4Department of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  1. Correspondence to Ferdinand K Hui, Cerebrovascular Center, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, S80, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA; huif{at}


The Cerebrovascular Center at the Cleveland Clinic is an integrated, multidisciplinary center comprising vascular neurologists, neurointensivists, physiatrists, open and endovascular neurosurgeons, interventional neurologists and interventional neuroradiologists administered through a single financial center with unified governance and leadership. This report describes the history and evolution of the center from conceptualization to the present, as well as outlining lessons learned in the formation and maturation of the group.

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