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  • Mission

    Stroke diagnosis and treatment informed by the latest scientific research and discovery.

  • Centers

    Two centers focused on the full spectrum of stroke detection, treatment and recovery.

  • Experts

    A multidisciplinary team leading a global effort to improve outcomes for stroke patients.


Created through a generous philanthropic gift from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute signals a new direction in the understanding of stroke and opens an era of renewed hope for patients, families and communities in the U.S. and UAE.

The institute, with locations in Baltimore (U.S.) and Abu Dhabi (UAE), draws on Johns Hopkins’ vast leadership in stroke diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, including biomedical research; acute medical and surgical treatment; brain repair and neuroplasticity; behavioral recovery; prevention and public health. 

Learn more about other collaborations between Johns Hopkins and UAE and other locations in the Middle East, as well as our care for international patients through Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates Washington DC

Transforming Stroke Care Worldwide

By working with a unified purpose, Johns Hopkins and UAE scientists and practitioners can more efficiently translate science and technological innovations into treatments, reducing the toll of stroke in the UAE, the U.S. and the world. 


Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute Webinar Series

The SKSI Webinar Series aims to bring clinicians insight from our stroke care experts, from treatment of acute stroke to rehabilitation. Webinars are posted for you to watch at your convenience, followed by a live Q&A with the expert.

Justin McArthur
Meet Our Team

Meet Justin McArthur, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.

Justin McArthur, director of the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology and director of the Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute, is nationally and internationally recognized for his work in studying the natural history, development and treatment of HIV infection, multiple sclerosis and other neurological infections and immune-mediated neurological disorders. Under his leadership, the Department of Neurology has expanded its focus on stroke to include novel rehabilitation strategies and the establishment of two comprehensive stroke centers.

FAST Response to Stroke Symptoms and tPA Saves a Life | Althea’s Story

When Althea’s arm started tingling and her speech became slurred, her son realized she was having a stroke. Thankfully, he got her to the hospital in time to receive a lifesaving medication.

#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Recovering After a Stroke – Pablo Celnik

Physiatrist Pablo Celnik and his team study how people can better recover the ability to move following a stroke and other brain diseases.

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