The Neurovascular Center at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix

Someone suffers a stroke in the United States every 40 seconds.   Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and decreased mobility. Knowing the warning signs of stroke and acting quickly can save your life and reduce the long term side effects.  The Neurovascular Center within the Neuroscience Institute at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix provides treatment for people who have suffered from a stroke and other vascular disorders of the brain.

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is accredited by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, making it the first hospital in Arizona to achieve the industry’s highest level of stroke certification. This important designation signifies a hospital-wide commitment to providing state-of-the-art stroke care for even the most complex cases.

Comprehensive Stroke Centers, which differ from Primary Stroke Centers, provide more advanced care, particularly for the most severe ischemic strokes in which a large blood clot occludes a brain artery and hemorrhagic strokes that involve bleeding from a ruptured blood vessel. 

755 E. McDowell Road, Second Floor
Phoenix, AZ  85006
Phone: (602) 521-3300
Fax: (602) 521-3246


About the Center

The Neurovascular Center provides expert care for the simplest to the most complex stroke cases.  This capability makes us a preferred destination for pre-hospital emergency medical service (EMS) teams and hospitals referring patients for a higher level of care.

The Neurovascular Center treats patients after a stroke and those who have concerns about neurological conditions. 

Maintaining a Comprehensive Stroke Center takes the strength and commitment of various hospital departments and nursing units, including the Emergency Department, Neurovascular Center, Stroke Rehabilitation Center, and more. These hospital teams are equipped and ready to provide highly coordinated care for the most critical and complex stroke patients — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

To ensure the best outcomes for patients recovering from stroke and other neurovascular conditions, our team:

  • Serves as a resource for rural and community hospitals
  • Advances stroke care knowledge and practice through research
  • Educates hospital staff, patients and community members on stroke care and prevention
  • Collaborates with EMS providers to improve care coordination and efficienc
  • Ensures continuity of care for patients following hospital discharge
  • Provides outpatient, long-term care led by physicians who specialize in stroke treatment and prevention
  • Offers rehabilitation services overseen by stroke specialists and physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians

Our Providers

Center Leadership:


The Banner - University Medicine Neuroscience Institute participates in groundbreaking clinical trials including new investigational drugs and therapies. Our research staff often has the opportunity to explore new therapies even before they are FDA approved. This gives us the chance to bring the latest treatments to our patients as soon as possible. We also participate with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke as a Stroke-net Satellite site. As our research continues to grow, we look forward to providing additional treatment options to our patients when other therapies have failed to manage their conditions in the past.

The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments which may not yet be available to the public.

Fellowship and Residency Programs

Health and Prevention

High cholesterol and high blood pressure both increase your chances of a stroke. To reduce your risk, eat a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables. Limiting fats and salt, and increasing fiber, can also reduce the risk of a stroke in your future. Be sure to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight. Cigarette smoking and alcohol also have a direct connection to stroke risk. You can significantly reduce your risk by quitting smoking and limiting alcohol consumption.