Stroke Physician Team

Several aspects of Emory's stroke team make it unique to the region.


There is no "I" in team. Nor is there one physician who is an expert in all areas of stroke care. But by combining their skills, the physicians on the Emory Stroke Team are able to provide patients individualized, expert care.


The exceptional care we provide also stems from the exceptional expertise of our stroke team. Whereas some hospitals perform stroke-related procedures on a monthly or yearly basis, the physicians on the Emory Stroke Team perform them daily. Because we have so much firsthand experience treating stroke, patients who come to Emory have increased chances of a more accurate diagnosis and a successful outcome.


In addition to treating stroke patients, our physicians are also involved with ongoing clinical research to uncover new ways of preventing and treating stroke.

Our Physicians

Our physician team includes:

Neurosurgeons - Specializing in brain and nerve surgery

  • Daniel L. Barrow, MD
    Director, Emory MBNA Stroke Center
    MBNA-Bowman Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery
    Chief of Neurosurgery Service, Emory University Hospital
  • C. Michael Cawley, MD
    Associate Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiology

Neurointensivists - Specialized critical care

Stroke Physicians Atlanta, Georgia | Emory Stroke Center

  • Owen B. Samuels, MD
    Associate Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology
    Director, Division of Neurointensive Care
    Director, Neuroscience Critical Care and Stroke Units
  • Wendy L. Wright, MD
    Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology

Neurologists - Specializing in general stroke care

Click here to watch and learn about our team approach to stroke care.

Neurointerventional Radiologists - Specialized in cerebrovascular procedures

Our Additional Team Members

The staff at the Emory Stroke Center also includes specially trained nurses, nurse practitioners, and rehabilitative therapists dedicated to the care of stroke patients. Even ER physicians, rehabilitation specialists, and administrators are all integral to stroke care here. Through our comprehensive service of diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, follow-up, and long-term care after stroke, our patients receive the best care available from this well-trained and compassionate staff.



Stroke is an emergency and every minute counts. Act F.A.S.T. can help you remember the stroke signs and what to do.

Face: Facial droop; uneven smile

Arm: Arm numbness or weakness

Speech: Slurred speech, difficulty speaking or understanding

Time: Call 911 and get to the nearest stroke center

Download & print our ACT F.A.S.T. stroke symptoms PDF to keep signs & symptoms top of mind for you and your loved ones!