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Cerebrovascular Team

The Cerebrovascular team brings together 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, aneurysm, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), moyamoya and other conditions. These highly specialized experts deliver comprehensive, personalized and compassionate care 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

Brenda Johnson


Carla Scott, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Interventional Radiologist

Neurocritical Care Team


NCCU Doctors

NCCU Nurse Practitioners

  • Caitlin Palmisano, MSN, CRNP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Caitlin Palmisano
  • Mallory Trosper, MSN, CRNP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Mallory Trosper

NCCU Nurses

  • Eusebia Calvillo, BA, ADN, RN, CCRP

    NCCU Research Nurse

    Eusebia Calvillo
  • Deena Conti, MSN, RN-BC

    Nurse Manager, NCCU

    Deena Conti
  • Karissa Dushel, BSN, RN

    Assistant NCCU Nurse Manager

    Karissa Dushel
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