Author Interview: When Should Neuroendovascular Care for Patients With Acute Stroke Be Palliative?


Drs Michael Young, Robert Regenhardt, and Leonard Sokol join Ethics Talk to discuss their article, coauthored with Dr Thabele Leslie-Mazwi: "When Should Neuroendovascular Care for Patients With Acute Stroke Be Palliative?"

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Michael J. Young, MD, MPhil is a fellow in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. His research examines frameworks underlying standards of care in clinical neuroscience and improving novel neurotechnology applications for care of patients with neurological disorders.

Robert W. Regenhardt, MD, PhD is a neuroendovascular fellow and stroke scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His research interests include translation, white matter infarction, and improving stroke care.

Leonard L. Sokol, MD is a neurology resident physician at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, who plans to continue fellowship training in hospice and palliative medicine. His research interests include adaptation and development of novel, meaning-centered models of palliative care for patients with neurodegenerative diseases. 

Recorded on August 31, 2021


Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Dr Sokol serves as an ad hoc consultant for Tikvah for Parkinson and is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, Pilot and Feasibility Studies, and Palliative Medicine Reports. The other interviewees had no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Viewpoints expressed are those of interview participants and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.