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Together, We Accomplish More: Faster Treatment, Better Outcomes.

When a patient presents with symptoms of stroke, you act fast. Your patient needs prompt attention and expert neurological medical advice to ensure the best outcomes possible.

If you are unable to provide acutre neurologic care or consultation with 24/7 coverage, Memorial's TEAMSTROKE comprehensive neurologic care program may be ideal for your hospital to provide comprehensive neurologic care.

Memorial Stroke Center includes an acute stroke inpatient service. outpatient stroke clinic for routine follow-up and comprehensive neurointerventional radiology clinic for complex diagnoses and is supported by the collaborative clinical, academic and administrative work efforts of:

  • SIU School of Medicine
  • Clinical Radiologists, S.C.
  • Memorial Medical Center.


TEAMSTROKE involves the collaborative efforts of many disciplines and departments, including:



  • Emergency Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Medical Imaging
  • Laboratory
  • Anesthesia
  • Nursing
  • Rehabilitation


The Stroke Center strives to improve survival rates and clinical outcomes by:

  • Offering standard and state-of-the-art acute stroke treatment options or therapies
  • Providing integrated appraoches to hasten recovery and facilitate rehabilitation from a stroke
  • Promoting stroke prevention through patient and public education


What to Expect from Memorial Stroke Center

TEAMSTROKE provides ongoing, up-to-date information to referring physicians and works closely with them to produce the best possible patients outcomes. The Stroke Center at Memorial offers the following:

  • A range of treatment for stroke and other cerebral vascular conditions including neurosurgical and neurointerventional (endovascular) procedures
  • Experienced stroke neurologists and neurointerventionalists with expertise in cerebralvascular disease - available 24/7/365 for consultation
  • Seamless transfers to Memorial Medical Center
  • Established stroke protocols
  • A collaborative and compassionate multidisciplinary approach to patient-centered care
  • A full continuum of rehabilitation care including services provided at the bedside, in the CARF-accredited inpatient rehabilitation unit, home health and outpatient services
  • A month Stroke Support Group that provides ongoing education and long-term emotional support to survivors and their care givers


Multidisciplinary Stroke Treatment


Highly Trained Dedicated to the Expert Care of Patients With Stroke

Stroke-trained neurologists and neurointerventional radiologists lead Memorial's Stroke Care Team. Ready to consult with you and provide exceptional care to your patients, our Stroke Care Team shares Memorial's passion for excellence in patient care.

Sajjad Mueed, MD, Memorial Stroke Center Medical Director, oversees Memorial's Stroke Center program. The goal of our program is to partner with the patient and their family and emphasize the individual person. Our team strives to exceed industry standards in teh service we provide and the outcomes we achiever, and to do it with compassion and efficiency.

The Inpatient Stroke, Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) program at Memorial Medical Center is an interdisciplianry, intensive treatment program for patients following a stroke. In order to address the complex and multiple life changes brought about by stroke, we designed an intensive treatment program that focuses both on the patient and family.

Our continuum of care includes specialized neurologic care units, a dedicated neuro-interventional radiology suite, CARF-accredited inpatient rehabilitation, home rehabilitation services and a broad range of outpatient neurodiagnostic and rehabilitation services in multiple clinic locations.


Expert Stroke Care Team


Dr. Sajjad Mueed, MD, Memorial Stroke Center Medical DirectorSajjad Mueed, MD is medical director of Memorial Stroke Center and specializes in adult neurology. He earned his medical degree at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College in Pakistan, completed his residency in neurology and fellowships in epilepsy and clinical neurophysicology, and stroke and cerebrovascular diseases at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

As assistant professor at SIU School of Medicine, Dr. Mueed is board certified in psychiatry and neuology, sleep medicine, vascular neurology and electrodiagnostic medicine.


Amanda Conn RN BSN Memorial Stroke Center Program CoordinatorAmanda Conn, RN, BSN, is the stroke center program coordinator for neuromuscular sciences at Memorial Medical Center. As Program Coordinator, Amanda helps guide patients through the continuum of care by acting as the clinical liaison and communication link between patients, families and the medical and clinical staff. Her responsibilities include maintaining quality standards for responsive service and professional documentation while equivalently implementing evidence-based care protocols.

Amanda provides leadership, direction and mentorship to staff to support achievement of excellent patient-care outcomes specific to stroke. She also serves as the program's consultant for stroke-related intiatives including coordination of services and workflow processes that facilitiate quality outcomes achieved in an efficient manner; all of which are consistent with Memorial's service excellence model, mission and vision.


Dr. Augusto Elias DDS MDAugusto Elias, DDS, MD, specializes in neurointerventional radiology. He earned his doctor of dental surgery degree at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in New York, N.Y. He earned his medical degree at Universidad Central Del Caribe School of Medicine in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He completed a diagnostic radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship both at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed a neurointerventional radiology fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor.

Dr. Elias is board certified by the American Board of Radiology. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, American Society of Head and Neck Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, American Society of Neuroradiology, European Society of Neuroradiology, Society of Neurointerventioal Surgery and the Alpha Omega Alpha.


Robert Burke MD Memorial Stroke CenterRobert C. Burke, MD, specializes in diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology. He earned his medical degree at Southern University School of Medicine in Springfield. He compelted his diagnostic radiology residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago and completed an interventional radiology fellowship at University of Chicago Medical Center.




Casey Muehle MD Memorial Stroke CenterCasey Muehle, MD, specializes in diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology. Hi is board certified by the American Baord of Radiology. He earned his medical degree from the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine in LaJolla. He completed a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics and completed a fellowship in angiography and interventional radiology at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville.




Craig Russo, MD Memorial Stroke CenterCraig P. Russo, MD, specializes in neuroradiology and serves as medical director for Memorial Medical Center and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Dr. Russo is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in diagnostic radiology with subspecialty certification in neuroradiology.