We’re fortunate to have Dr. Charles Wira as the Chairman of our Stroke Task Force. Dr. Wira brings a wealth of knowledge to the group that will help them produce the best recommendations possible for improving stroke systems of care in Connecticut.
Dr. Wira is board certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. His scholarly pursuits are related to cardiac arrest, sepsis and stroke. In stroke, he is a site co-investigator on NIH funded studies evaluating albumin and induced hypothermia in ischemic stroke patients, and industry funded trials evaluating extended windows for novel thrombolytics. He is a lead investigator on several stroke system studies funded by the AHA/ASA and the first Emergency Physician to serve as Chair of the Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC, the northeast AHA/ASA region).
Dr. Wira is also extensively involved in teaching medical students and residents. He is a faculty advisor to several residents for their scholarly projects and has served as thesis advisor to a number of medical students.
We are fortunate to have Dr. Wira leading our task force and look forward to working with him the other task force members to make sure our stroke systems of care in Connecticut are as strong as possible.