Live Events

Acute Pediatric Stroke and Mechanical Thrombectomy

4:00 PM EDT
Acute Pediatric Stroke and Mechanical Thrombectomy
A live Q&A covering Acute Pediatric Stroke and Mechanical Thrombectomy

Directors & Faculty


Sudhakar Vadivelu, DO
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati OH

Sudhakar Vadivelu, DO, joined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center after completing his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Texas Children’s Hospital and neurosurgical residency at Hofstra North Shore- LIJ School of Medicine. While at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ, he acquired additional training in open cerebrovascular surgery and endovascular surgery for specialized training in the care of vascular disorders of the brain and spine. Dr. Vadivelu’s interest, specialized training and research background in the role of inflammation in neurogenesis and stem cells, make him uniquely qualified to lead our division in its collaborative efforts with the division of interventional neuroradiology for the treatment of children with vascular disorders of the brain and spine. In addition, Dr. Vadivelu brings expertise in spinal diseases, brain and spinal cord tumors, neuroendoscopy and neurostimulation.

Michael J. Taylor, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati OH

J. Michael Taylor, MD is on faculty for the Division of Neurology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and is Co-Director of the Neurocritical Care and Cerebrovascular fellowship.  He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and completed pediatric and child neurology residency training at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC in 2013.  Dr. Taylor’s clinical interest is treatment of acquired brain injury in children and young adults.  His research focuses on developmental biomarkers of cerebrovascular disease and pediatric stroke epidemiology.

Additional Faculty

Todd Abruzzo, MD, FAHA
Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona

Todd Abruzzo, MD, FAHA, is Co-director of the Section of Vascular Diseases and Therapeutics at the Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Head of Pediatric Neuroendovascular Therapy at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  He is a professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and the University of Arizona, with an adjunct faculty appointment in the Arizona State University School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering. Dr. Abruzzo specializes in the diagnostic evaluation and interventional treatment of infants and children with stroke, vascular malformations, neurovascular injuries, aneurysms, ocular tumors, vascular tumors, stroke, and a wide range of cerebrovascular disorders including pseudotumor cerebri and venous sinus thrombosis. Dr. Abruzzo has authored more than 100 journal articles and book chapters on neurovascular diseases and interventional technologies. He is board certified in Radiology and has subspecialty certification in Neuroendovascular Surgery from the Society of Neurological Surgeons, Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST). He is a fellow of the American Heart Association, and a senior member of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS) and the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR). He has received peer awards including the Castle Connolly, Top Doctors Award and the Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors Award.

Laura Lehman, MD
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Lehman is a child neurologist with special interest in cerebrovascular disorders, stroke, and neurocritical care. She is Currently  involved in the inpatient Intensive Care Neurology Service, inpatient and outpatient for the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center, and outpatient general neurology clinics.  Dr. Lehman is the Outpatient Medical Director for the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center that focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to optimize diagnosis and treatment. Laura's current research also focuses on cerebrovascular disorders and stroke with specific focus on risk factors in both perinatal and childhood stroke and emotional outcomes of parents and children following pediatric stroke.