Our team is ready 24/7 to care for patients experiencing a stroke. Within minutes of arrival the team starts evaluating the type of stroke a patient is having and the areas of the brain affected by the stroke.
Under the medical directorship of neurologist Irfan Altafullah MD, of Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology, North Memorial’s Stroke Center offers comprehensive medical care made possible by collaborative partnerships with Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology and Minneapolis Radiology Associates. Our nursing staff are trained in acute stroke care and certified in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stroke Scale.
Our broad network of stroke care specialists also includes ambulance, air care, emergency physicians and nursing specialists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, psychiatrists, dietitians, speech pathologists, physical and occupational therapists.
Dr. Irfan Altafullah is interested in all aspects of neurology, but particularly in the prevention and treatment of stroke. For the past decade, he has been the Director of the Stroke Center at North Memorial Medical Center. Although a significant part of his practice includes patients with stroke, he also likes to see patients with other neurological conditions such as MS, Parkinson's disease and seizures. He believes that every person's situation is unique and likes to listen to patients tell him their stories in their own words. His aim is always to tailor each patient's treatment to suit the individual. He feels blessed to have become a physician and to have the opportunity to help people.