We provide expertise, collaboration and innovation as essential components for the best possible care of patients with stroke, brain aneurysms and vascular malformations.
Providence Saint John’s Health Center is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center designated by The Joint Commission. This external certification emphasizes timely diagnosis, treatment and prevention of future strokes and identifies excellence in stroke care. As a facility that has achieved PSC certification, we provide the critical elements of care that foster better outcomes for our stroke patients. Pacific Stroke and Aneurysm Center follows clinical practice guidelines as per American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Providence Saint John’s Health Center also holds the Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll. This award recognizes our commitment and success in implementing a high standard of stroke care by ensuring that our stroke patients receive treatment that meets nationally accepted, evidence-based standards and recommendations.
The Pacific Stroke and Aneurysm Center offers leading-edge treatments for all types of neurovascular disorders including stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, intracranial aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations.
The center’s state-of-the-art facilities include our catheterization laboratory (cath lab) and surgical suites. Our medical specialists provide diagnosis and treatment in the cath lab which houses diagnostic imaging equipment to visualize arteries, chambers of the heart and any abnormalities present. In cases where surgery is indicated, neuro-interventional surgeons use advanced minimally invasive approaches such as catheter-based techniques to treat our patients. Our expert team of neurovascular specialists works together closely on all aspects of care for each individual patient, from diagnosis to treatment to 24/7 availability during clinical follow-up.
Our specialists offer experience and personalized treatment to all our patients. Our multidisciplinary experts are leaders in their field and contribute to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of neurovascular disease.
Jason Tarpley, MD, PhD
Director, Stroke & Aneurysm Center; Vascular and Interventional Neurology
George P. Teitelbaum, MD
Director, Stroke & Aneurysm Center; Interventional Neuroradiology
Achal Singh Achrol, MD
Director, Neurovascular Surgery; Director, Neurosurgery Clinical Trials Program; Chief, Glioma Surgery Program
Walavan Sivakumar, MD
Director of Neurosurgery, PNI South Bay, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center; Neurosurgery, Providence Saint John's Health Center
Renee Ovando, RN, MSN, SCRN, AGNP
Program Manager & Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Stroke & Aneurysm Center
The Pacific Stroke and Aneurysm Center’s state-of-the-art facility is located at:
Providence Saint John’s Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404