WHO WE ARE: Since 2006, UTHealth Department of Neurology has provided telestroke/acute teleneurology services throughout Southeast Texas. With a boost of philanthropic support in 2010, the program expanded to sites throughout the State of Texas. Currently, the network supports acute teleneurology services at 19 hospitals, and routine neurology consults at three hospitals. We are staff ed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year by board-certified neurologists, and most are vascular neurology board certified as well. Our director, Tzu-Ching (Teddy) Wu, MD has been with the program since it’s revitalization in 2010 and is considered one of the leading experts in teleneurology. Dr. Wu, along with colleagues Amanda Jagolino-Cole, MD, T.C. Cossey, MD, and Alicia Zha, MD are the primary teleneurology faculty delivering care to our network, with support from the experienced UTHealth Department of Neurology Stroke Team.
WHAT WE DO: Our service provides acute neurological consultative services anywhere, anytime. We are not limited to the emergency department; a neurological emergency can happen anywhere in the hospital. Telemedicine is mobile, and so are we. Our team of physicians work directly with your onsite doctors to assess and consult, making sure your local team are 100% informed and satisfied with the plan of care. Example consults are: Code Stroke or potential IV-tPA case, intra-arterial thrombectomy candidates, cerebral hemorrhage, status epilepticus, or any new onset of altered mental status. Our team works with your current transfer pathways to ensure that patients are properly admitted or transferred to the appropriate facility of yours or your patient’s choice.
EDUCATION & RESEARCH: As an academic teleneurology service, we put the mission of our school first. Our program will deliver education to your staff in topics related to acute neurology, as well as provide opportunities to participate in webinars and symposium hosted by our institution. We also have opportunities for our partners to participate in research, either registry-based or through clinical trials delivered straight to your patients.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like more information about our teleneurology services, please contact Christy Ankrom – Program Manager.