Mercy Stroke Center
Our Physicians and Nurses
We approach stroke care in a holistic manner including care for the physical and emotional well-being of our patients.
At the Mercy Stroke Center we approach stroke care in a holistic manner including care for the physical and emotional well-being of our patients and encouraging families to be part of the treatment and recovery process. The Mercy Stroke Center at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center is part of a newly-remodeled neuroscience unit, designed to provide patients with a comfortable and specialized environment for treatment and recovery.
Our highly trained and experienced clinical team at the Mercy Stroke Center takes an integrated and coordinated approach to treatment of stroke patients. From the Emergency Room through discharge, highly trained stroke nurses work with a multidisciplinary team to design an individualized plan of care. Stroke nurses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer questions and keep patients and their families informed through the stroke recovery process.
Our care team for stroke patients is comprehensive, and includes staff in the following areas:
Ahmed Arshad, M.D.
E. Tomas Calderon, M.D.
Subrahamanyam (Sam) Chodisetty, M.D.
Peter Zangara, M.D.
Neuro Endovascular Surgeons:
Eugene Lin, MD
Osama "Sam" Zaidat, MD
Srinivas C.T. Chakravarthi, MD
Rathul Raychaudhuri, MD
Sivasupiramaniam Sriharan, MD
Heather Hughes MA,CCC,SLP (Speech)
Deidre Rohaley Pharm D, BCPS (Pharmacist)
Julie Pesci RD, LD (Dietitian)
Joan Walker BS, PT (Physical Therapy)
Bree Gruic BS, OTD, OTR/L (Occupational Therapy)
Mercy also has a highly trained staff of Neuro Alert Nurses, helping provide the best care to stroke patients:
Linda McCabe RN
Lisa Pegorch RN
Kathleen Sattler RN
Joanie Krall RN
Sarah Cousino BSN, RN
Barbara Kincaid RN
Rachel Weller BSN, RN
Trish Zapadka RN