Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center

The Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center, located at Strong Memorial Hospital, is a special unit dedicated to the care of patients and their families, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of cerebrovascular disease, including:

We also participate in research to discover improved treatments and lower the incidence of stroke and cerebrovascular disease.

Learn about some factors that may increase your risk of having a stroke.

Our Team

Our specialists include neurologists, a neurosurgeon who specializes in cerebrovascular surgery, and the region’s only interventional radiologists. Together, this team offers patients a full range of treatments, from the latest clot-dissolving drugs to innovative surgical procedures to advanced radiologic techniques.

The Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center also features nurses, social workers, physical, occupational, and speech therapists who are focused on working with patients and their families toward the best outcome.



  • G. Edward Vates, M.D., Ph.D.

Interventional Neuroradiologists


  • Justine Zenter, R.N., N.P.
  • Ann Leonhardt, R.N., N.P.

To Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment or to speak with one of our neurologists, please call 585-275-2530.

The Department of Neurology participates with Blue Choice, Preferred Care, Medicare, Medicaid, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rochester health plans. We accept cash or check only for all applicable co-payments and personal balances due at the time of service. If you must cancel your appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance. You will be charged a $25.00 fee if you miss an appointment.


Most patients are referred to the center by their primary care physician.

Our Location

Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

Directions to Strong Memorial Hospital

Additional Resources

Make a Donation

The Strong Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center relies on outside funding to operate. If you would like to help by making a donation directly to the center, contact:

Strong Stroke Center
601 Elmwood Avenue
PO Box 681
Rochester, NY 14642-8605

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