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UT Neurologist Joins World Stroke Organization as Honorary Member
Frank M. Yatsu, M.D., professor and chairman emeritus in the Department of Neurology at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, has been elected an honorary member of the World Stroke Organization.
The mission of the World Stroke Organization is to provide access to stroke care and to promote research that will improve the care of stroke patients. Promoting prevention and care of patients with stroke and vascular dementia, fostering the best standards of practice, educating, and facilitating clinical research are among the organization's responsibilities, which Yatsu will help carry out in his capacity as an honorary member.
"This position is limited to very few individuals who have made a significant contribution to stroke at a global level over a significant number of years," said Geoffrey Donnan, president of the World Stroke Organization. "Dr. Yatsu was instrumental in the early phases of the establishment of the International Stroke Society, and his contribution is particularly valued."
Yatsu, holder of the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Neurology, has made critical research discoveries over the last four decades that have led to improved treatments and outcomes for stroke patients. He earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University and did neurology residency training at the Neurological Institute of New York and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has been a leader in the field of stroke care and research at the UT Medical School at Houston since 1982 and provides clinical care at the UT Neurology Clinic and Memorial Hermann -Texas Medical Center.
"Dr. Yatsu has been an ambassador for neurology on the global stage," said James C. Grotta, M.D., professor and chairman of the UT Houston Department of Neurology and chief of neurology at Memorial Hermann-TMC. "Please join me in congratulating him on this recognition for his years of work to bring global attention to neurologic illness and stroke."
By Meredith Raine, Institutional Advancement
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