Director:Rafael Alexander Ortiz, MD
Lenox Hill Hospital is a New York State Designated Stroke Center since 2006. The Department of Health designates Stroke Centers statewide to improve the standard of quality and access to care for patients with a presumptive diagnosis of stroke. The Lenox Hill Hospital Stroke Center offers the following:
Lenox Hill Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Lenox Hill Hospital has also received the association's Target: Stroke Honor Roll for meeting stroke quality measures that reduce the time between hospital arrival and treatment with the clot-buster tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. People who suffer a stroke who receive the drug within three hours of the onset of symptoms may recover quicker and are less likely to suffer severe disability. With this award, our hospital demonstrates our commitment to ensure that our patients receive care based on internationally-respected clinical guidelines. read more
In 2012 Rafael Alexander Ortiz MD accepted the appointment to serve Lenox Hill Hospital as Director of the newly created Division of Neuro-Endovascular Surgery and Stroke. Dr. Ortiz completed his Residency in Neurology and Fellowship in Stoke/Neuro-Critical Care at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. In 2006 he moved to New York City to complete Fellowship training in Interventional Neuro-Radiology and Endovascular Surgery at the Hyman-Newman Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Roosevelt Hospital, were he served as attending physician until June of 2012.
Among his numerous honors and accolades, Dr. Ortiz received The American Heart Associations Young Heart Award for achievements in Cardiovascular Science and Medicine in 2010 and the American Heart Associations Tu Corazn Latino Award for dedication to patient education and community health the same year. Dr. Ortiz is Co-Chair of Tu Corazn Latino, an innovative health movement that brings physicians, executives, public servants and community leaders together to explore health issues and solutions for at risk populations. Dr. Ortiz has been the primary investigator of major trials of acute stroke and has lectured in major national and international meetings and conferences in his specialty.
Dr. Ortiz specializes in endovascular revascularization procedures for stroke, treatment of cerebral aneurysms, cerebral and spinal arteriovenous malformations, as well as treatment of craniofacial vascular lesions. He is known for his dedication to community education, patient satisfaction and outstanding patient care.
Dr. Lubin is a board certified neurologist specializing in advanced care for the complex stroke patient. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her Residency and Chief Residency at North Shore and Long Island Jewish Hospital. She then pursued a Vascular Neurology / Stroke Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Dr. Lubin has joined Lenox Hill Hospital as Associate Director of the Stroke Service. Her full time presence at the hospital assures a rapid and effective response to the needs of the growing number of stroke patients being seen at Lenox Hill Hospital. She is also available for outpatient consultations, particularly for management of patients with stroke related problems.
Dr. Lubin, who is also an actuary, plans to apply her years of experience as an actuarial consultant and manager to the ongoing process of expansion and growth of stroke treatment at Lenox Hill Hospital.