Barnes-Jewish & Washington University
Stroke Center

Stroke Information for Medical Professionals

Referring Patients to the Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center

Barnes-Jewish & Washington University Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center accepts physician referral for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, one-time consultations or second opinions.

As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, we treat more than 1,400 ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients per year—including more than 200 patients with brain aneurysms. We offer a streamlined approach for referring physicians, reducing barriers to patient transfers and saving critical time for acute stroke patients.

Doctor’s Access Line

Through a single phone call to Barnes-Jewish’s Doctor’s Access Line at (800) 252-DOCS (3627), an attending physician will coordinate acute referrals, including hospital-to-hospital transfers.

Elective referrals for patients with cerebrovascular diseases, such as brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, can be coordinated by calling (314) 362-7382.

Stroke Information for Medical Professionals

For acute stroke referrals, contact the Doctor’s Access Line at (800) 252-DOCS (3627).

Treating Hemorrhagic Stroke

A hemorrhagic stroke, or what is also called a ruptured brain aneurysm, can strike without warning.  Neurosurgeon Greg Zipfel, MD, and neuroradiologist Christopher Moran, MD, talk about treatment in this episode of "Real Science, Real Innovation."


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