Acute Stroke Care, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, Stroke, Stroke Prevention
Prevention of Stroke; Stroke in Latin America; Disparities in Stroke; Acute Stroke Treatment
Dr. Victor Urrutia serves as the medical director of the stroke service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He focuses on the clinical aspects of cerebrovascular disease (stroke), specifically acute stroke therapy and prevention.
Dr. Urrutia currently sees patients at the Stroke Prevention Clinic, located in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in Baltimore on Wednesdays, and cares for patients in The Johns Hopkins Hospitals Brain Rescue Unit.
Dr. Victor Urrutia received his medical degree from the University of Panama School of Medicine. He completed his neurology training at MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, now Drexel University College of Medicine. After his residency training, he completed fellowship training in neurocritical care and acute stroke at Drexel University College of Medicine and became a faculty member in the neurocritical care and acute stroke division. He then returned to Panama for two years where he was the first to treat patients with IV thrombolytic therapy for acute stroke.