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Stroke Center Experts

Our multidisciplinary team brings together stroke experts from several specialty areas including neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and neurocritical care.

Our collaborative approach involves physicians, nurses and allied health professionals, all of whom are specifically trained in neuroscience and the requirements of patients affected by stroke. You can trust these highly specialized experts to deliver comprehensive care based on your individual needs and informed by the latest research.


Brenda Johnson, DnP, CRNP-BC, ANVP

Acute Neurovascular Nurse Practitioner
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Assistant Director, The Johns Hopkins Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center

Portrait of Brenda Johnson


Interventional Radiologists

Neurocritical Care Team


NCCU Doctors

NCCU Nurse Practitioners

  • Caitlin Palmisano, MSN, CRNP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Portrait of Caitlin Palmisano, MSN, CRNP
  • Mallory Trosper, MSN, CRNP

    Nurse Practitioner

NCCU Nurses

Calvillo, Eusebia, BA, ADN, RN, CCRP

NCCU Research Nurse

Conti, Deena, MSN, RN-BC

Nurse Manager, NCCU

Dushel, Karissa, BSN, RN

Assistant NCCU Nurse Manager

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