Luciana Catanese
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Dr Catanese is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at McMaster University and a Stroke neurologist and physician lead for hyperacute stroke services at Hamilton Health Sciences.

She completed her residency in Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, followed by fellowship training in Vascular Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr Catanese has participated in international trials testing novel therapies in acute ischemic stroke patients. She is leading quality assurance studies that evaluate the impact of acute CT perfusion on systems of care in the expanded therapeutic window. As part of her work in the Central-South Region of Ontario, she is leading a project to test different transfer process strategies for EVT patients throughout the region using geospatial mapping.

More recently, she is leading the National Cerebrovascular and COVID-19 Study looking into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stroke epidemiology and systems of care.
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