Comprehensive Stroke Center


The Rhode Island Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center is dedicated to caring for patients suffering from stroke, cerebral hemorrhage and their related causes. This includes disorders such as carotid artery stenosis, cerebral steno-occlusive disease, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, Moya Moya disease and other diseases which can cause stroke.

Our program is affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is Joint Commission certified. Furthermore, we have been honored to be recognized as a Gold Plus/Target Stroke Center by the American Heart/Stroke Association, which is their highest designation.

Our team is composed of professionals from the Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Emergency Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine who work in close collaboration to provide the best care available for our patients.

Our Team


Curtis E. Doberstein, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Executive Vice-Chair, Clinical Operations
Director, Cerebrovascular and Skull-base Surgery Division
Director, Neurosurgery Residency Training Program

Neurointerventional Radiology 

Radmehr Torabi, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery Program
Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery Outcomes Laboratory

Richard A. Haas, MD

Associate Professor, Clinician Educator
of Diagnostic Imaging, Neurosurgery, and Neurology

Mahesh V. Jayaraman, MD

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging, Neurology, and Neurosurgery
Director, Neurovascular Center

Ryan A. McTaggart, MD

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging, Neurology, and Neurosurgery
Director, Interventional Neuroradiology

Neurocritical Care

Ali Mahta, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neurosurgery and Neurocritical Care
Academic Neurointensivist

Michael Reznik, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Neurologist, Division of Neurocritical Care

N. Stevenson Potter, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Neurologist, Division of Neurocritical Care

Bradford B. Thompson, MD

Associate Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery
Director, Division of Neurocritical Care
Medical Director, Neurocritical Care Unit
Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center for Neurocritical Care Services

Linda C. Wendell, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Medical Education
Vice-Chair of Education for Neurology
Director, Clinical Neurosciences Clerkship (Neurology)
Director, Sub-Internship in Neurology, Advanced Elective in Neurology


Tina Burton, MD
Shawna Cutting, MD
Karen Furie, MD
Brian MacGrory, MD
Ali Saad, MD
Daniel Succhetti, DO
Janet Wilterdink, MD
Shadi Yaghi, MD

Program Facilities

  • 20 bed stroke unit
  • 18 bed Neurointensive Care Unit
  • 24/7 care and availability to treat all stroke patients
  • One of the busiest Embolectomy for Vessel Occlusion Centers in the United States in all, over 150 procedures performed annually.

Conditions We Treat


  • Dedicated biplanar angiography suites
  • Intra-operative CT scanning and microscopy with ICG vascular imaging
  • MRI perfusion, cerebral blood volume, and RAPID imaging

In the News

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Keeping Faith In Stride

“We are the largest Comprehensive Stroke Center in the region, and care for over 1000 patients annually. Our providers are national experts in stroke care and provide cutting edge therapies for patients affected by cerebral vascular disease.”

– Curtis Doberstein, MD

LPG Neurosurgery
Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street
APC Building, 5th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401)-444-8806