School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine


The Comprehensive Stroke Program within the Department of Neurology at Wayne State University is one of the leading stroke programs in the United States. It is currently staffed by five vascular neurologists, three faculty in the associated neurocritical care program, three interventional neurologists, one vascular neurology (stroke) fellow, and two nurse coordinators.

The Comprehensive Stroke Program continues to serve as a regional leader in clinical research seeking to identify the optimal treatment modalities for patients with acute stroke and treatment strategies for stroke prevention. Over 1000 patients with stroke are seen each year in the outpatient vascular neurology clinic and over 400 per year are seen as inpatients. The outpatient stroke clinic serves as a referral center for patients from all parts of Michigan. The acute stroke team evaluates patients at the downtown Detroit Medical Center hospitals for acute treatment with “clot-busters” or other modalities. The acute stroke team’s capabilities were essential in the designation of Detroit Receiving Hospital as a JCAHO-certified primary stroke center. Since 2007, Sinai-Grace Hospital and Huron Valley Hospital have been covered by the Acute Stroke Team via telemedicine (see below). All Detroit Medical Center adult acute bed hospitals have recently become certified Primary Stroke Centers. All Detroit Medical Center adult acute care hospitals have become certified Primary Stroke Centers. In addition our physicians also provide 24/7 acute stroke coverage via telemedicine for approximately 30 other hospitals in Michigan through the Michigan Stroke Network.

In the research area, previous and current funding has included attempts to identify African Americans at increased risk for stroke as well as efforts to improve the quality of stroke care in Michigan and nationally. A recent publication focused on identifying factors associated with misdiagnosis of stroke in young adults. We have participated in several major clinical trials which have evaluated new strategies for stroke prevention and these studies have been published in reputed journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of the American Medical Association.

Current areas of research are investigating new “clot busters” for patients with acute stroke and investigation of new blood thinners for stroke prevention. A novel medication is also being tested to promote motor recovery from a recent stroke.

Kumar Rajamani, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology, Program Director Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Chief of Neurology Detroit Receiving Hospital, Medical Director Comprehensive Stroke Center DMC

Assistant Professor of Neurology


The NEUROCRITICAL CARE UNIT at Detroit Receiving Hospital is one of the leading Neurocritical Care programs in the country. Led by Mohammad S Imbrahim, MD, the neuro-intensive care unit (NICU) serves as a regional resource for patients with traumatic brain injury, hemorrhagic stroke, large ischemic strokes, and other life-threatening neurologic illnesses. The NICU is currently engaged in studies focusing on several areas, including novel treatments for brain hemorrhage and traumatic brain injury.




Mohammad S Ibrahim M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Program Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program, Medical Director Neurocriticical Care, Neurotrauma DMC

Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Neurology



Assistant Professor of Neurology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology