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Renowned stroke therapy expert joins St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Hospital as Stroke Director

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Hormozd Bozorgchami, MD, an interventional neurologist, joined Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group in The Woodlands. He will also serve as St. Luke’s Health-The Woodlands Hospital stroke director. 

Dr. Bozorgchami is internationally recognized for his research in acute stroke management and brain aneurysm treatment. He has participated in more than 80 multi-center clinical stroke trials and worked as a site principal investigator in at least 20 NIH and industry-sponsored ischemic stroke trials. His contributions have led to the invention and implementation of several acute stroke therapy devices used internationally. 

Previously, he was associate director of the Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) Stroke Center. Dr. Bozorgchami completed his fellowships in Vascular Neurology and Interventional Neuroradiology at OHSU. Prior to this, he completed his Neurology residency at University of California, Irvine. He graduated from New York Medical College in 2007.

“When patients come to see me, my goal is to take the stress out of navigating through the system so that we can focus on optimizing health,” says Dr. Bozorgchami. “I use every opportunity to get to know my patients and their perspectives so that we can work together for the best solutions possible. I am also a strong believer in multi-disciplinary approaches to healthcare.”

Dr. Bozorgchami is part of a multi-disciplinary team of neurosurgeons, radiologists, and neurologists providing the most advanced treatment options for various cerebrovascular disorders including cerebral aneurysm and cerebral vascular malformation embolization. Additionally, he was an active enroller in the NIH-sponsored CREST-2 Trial, which has given him substantial experience in carotid artery stenting. He is a patient advocate and treats every patient encounter as an opportunity to create positive relationships even in the most challenging of circumstances.

St. Luke’s Health - The Woodlands Hospital is recognized by the state of Texas as a DNV-Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, the first in The Woodlands. St. Luke’s Health has a multi-disciplinary team of internationally-recognized physicians that provide the latest and greatest in stroke care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This team of licensed and certified rehabilitation professionals is available at every level of care, from inpatient hospitalization to acute rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, and wellness programs.

For seven years running, St. Luke’s Health —the Woodlands has been awarded the American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Honor Roll Elite Award for applying the most current evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes in the community. In 2021, the Stroke Center was also awarded the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award.  

May is American Stroke Awareness Month. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.  A stroke is treatable if you act F.A.S.T .Look for signs of (F)ace dropping, (A)rm weakness, (S)peech difficulty and then take (T)ime to call 9-1-1.

About St. Luke’s Health – Texas Division

St. Luke’s Health is a fully-integrated network that provides care to the communities in Greater Houston, East Texas, and the Brazos Valley through 16 acute care hospitals and over 270 access points including numerous urgent care centers, freestanding emergency departments, and clinics conveniently located across the region. With a team of 11,000 employees and caregivers and more than 5,000 physicians, St. Luke’s Health is dedicated to a mission of enhancing community health through high-quality, cost-effective care. A joint venture with Baylor College of Medicine, St. Luke’s Health operates Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center, a leading academic health center with quaternary care and advanced specialists. St. Luke’s Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. CommonSpirit was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. Learn more at

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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