Gregory Albers, MD, director of the Stanford Stroke Center, was awarded the third annual Roxanna Todd Hodges Visiting Lectureship in Stroke Prevention and Education on July 28 at an event at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

Albers, who is also the Coyote Foundation Professor in the Department of Neurology at Stanford University Medical Center, has been the director of the Stanford Stroke center since its inception in 1992. He is a leader in the clinical care of stroke patients as well as cerebrovascular research and education.

This lectureship, sponsored by the USC Roxanna Todd Hodges Comprehensive Stroke Clinic, is part of an integrated vision to provide exceptional education in stroke and highlight areas of research that contribute to that goal. The TIA research program is under the auspices of the stroke clinic.

More than 40 guests attended the event in his honor including: Helena Chui, chair of the Keck School of Medicine of USC Department of Neurology; Nerses Sanossian and May Kim-Tenser, co-directors of the USC Roxanna Todd Hodges Comprehensive Stroke Clinic and TIA Program; Deborah Massaglia, president of the Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation, as well as numerous Keck School of Medicine faculty, fellows, residents and students. At the event, Sanossian said Albers “has been leading the field of acute stroke imaging for the past 20 years.

His work in the development and application of perfusion imaging to acute stroke has revolutionized our approach to patient selection. ”

Albers delivered his lecture, “Controversies in Penumbral Imaging,” at Neurology Grand Rounds on July 29 at the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute to a standing-room-only crowd.