Meet the Downtown Chicago Comprehensive Stroke Center Team

The stroke team at Northwestern Memorial Hospital includes stroke neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists, cerebrovascular neurosurgeons, neurocritical care specialists and other subspecialists who work together to provide the most advanced levels of stroke treatment possible.

In partnership with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, we aim to improve the lives of stroke patients by providing access to the latest clinical protocols and research advances.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

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Advanced Practice Providers (APPs)

Crista Koldenhoven, APN, FNP-BC, RN, BSN, MSN

Primary Specialty: Vascular Neurosurgery

Patricia Raetz, APN, CNRN, SCRN

Primary Specialty: Vascular Neurosurgery

Emily Roberts, APN, AGPCNP-BC, RN, BSN, MSN

Primary Specialty: Neuro Interventional Radiology

Linda Vaickus, APRN, AGACNP-BC, BA, BSN, MSN

Primary Specialty: Stroke and Neurocritical Care