Dr. Ugo Paolucci Named Stroke Director at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Jul 16, 2019

Bronxville, NY

Dr. Ugo Paolucci

Dr. Ugo Paolucci has been named stroke director of NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. Dr. Paolucci, a leading vascular neurologist, will also serve as an assistant professor of neurology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

“I am delighted to welcome Dr. Paolucci to NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital,” said Michael Fosina, MPH, FACHE, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. “Dr. Paolucci is a highly accomplished physician and researcher, and his skill and expertise will advance stroke care and make a difference in the lives of our patients.”

In his new role, Dr. Paolucci will continue to expand the stroke program at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, nurture top talent, advance clinical and research innovation, and educate the next generation of vascular neurologists on new methods for delivering life-saving stroke care.

Dr. Paolucci has a strong interest in the management of stroke and other acute cerebrovascular emergencies, as well as participating in related clinical research trials. He has been published in several peer-reviewed journals on a variety of subjects, and has spoken at national and international stroke and neurology conferences.

“I am very excited to be joining an institution that has such an esteemed legacy in providing world-class care,” said Dr. Paolucci. “I consider it a privilege to take on this new role and build upon this foundation of offering the highest-quality stroke care to the patients and residents of Westchester.”

Dr. Paolucci joins NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital from Hackensack Meridian Health, where he served as a cerebrovascular disease specialist, and he previously held positions at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine in Italy, Dr. Paolucci completed a research fellowship at the Burke Medical Research Institute in New York. He did his internship and neurology residency at New York Medical College, followed by a vascular neurology fellowship at New Jersey Medical School and a neurointerventional fellowship with the Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the North American Spine Society.

The addition of Dr. Paolucci will expand the stroke program at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, a New York State Department of Health-designated Stroke Center where patients receive the highest quality of care. The stroke program at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital has also received the American Heart and Stroke Association’s 2018 Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke GOLD PLUS Quality Achievement Award and Target: Stroke™ Honor Roll. These awards recognize the hospital’s commitment and success in providing stroke patients with the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Established in 1909, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, located in Bronxville, New York, serves residents of Westchester County and the Bronx. The 291-bed acute-care facility provides emergency care to approximately 42,000 individuals and delivers nearly 1,400 babies each year. Additional support and care is provided to the community through Lawrence Medical Associates, a multispecialty physician practice with extended hours and offices in convenient locations, and Lawrence Community Health Services, which offers home care, hospice, and bereavement services to adults and children. For more information, visit www.nyp.org/lawrence.


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