For Medical Professionals


As a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, Cedars-Sinai has the expertise, infrastructure, equipment and staff necessary to diagnose and treat even the most challenging and complex stroke cases.

The Stroke Program works with referring physicians to determine the best course of treatment for each patient, and keeps the primary physician apprised of the patient's status. In many cases, the patient is referred back to the primary care physician for continued management, although the neurology specialists at Cedars-Sinai remain available for consultation.

If you have a patient you believe would benefit from the expertise of our Stroke Program specialists, please call our physician-to-physician consultation line at 310-423-2407 or email us at

Research and Clinical Trials

The departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai include deeply committed and progressive research understakings, working relentlessly to bring new discoveries and potential treatments to the medical community.


Patrick D. Lyden, MD
Shlee Song, MD
Konrad Schlick, MD

To review all of the publications from Cedars-Sinai experts, please visit PubMed.

Grand Rounds and Conferences

Cedars-Sinai's Neurosciences Grand Rounds offer practical insights into the treatment of complex neurological conditions. Given by our noted multidisciplinary faculty and visiting professors, the courses are geared to the practicing neurologist, neurosurgeon, primary care physicians and other medical professionals involved in the management and diagnosis of neurological disorders.

Held on the third and fourth Fridays of each month, topics range from pediatric head trauma management to brain mapping and using functional MRI techniques. For information, please contact Academic Program Coordinator Diana Halim at 310-248-6842 or email

Weekly Neurovascular Conference
The weekly Neurovascular Continuing Medical Education Conference is held at noon Wednesdays. For further information, please contact Management Assistant Georgia Rochester at 310-423-6587 or email

Annual Transcranial Doppler for Comprehensive Stroke Care Conference
Each year, the Department of Neurology hosts an interactive, multi-day event addressing the many techniques and applications of transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound technology. For more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 310-423-5548.

Other Conferences

The departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery also present various professional and community conferences throughout the year.

Professional Resources

Fellowship and Training Programs

For information about current Department of Neurology residency program, please contact Academic Program Coordinator Diana Halim at

Stroke Program Associate Director Shlee Song, MD, directs the Vascular Neurology Fellowship program. For information, please contact Fellowship Coordinator Sue Murphy at

The department also offers senior electives for fourth year medical students. For information, contact Student Program Coordinator Maria Murga at