Stroke is the number one cause of morbidity in the United States. Still, only five percent of stroke victims seek treatment.

Dr. Andrew Grande, Neurosurgeon and Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota Medical School, wants to change these statistics.

“Many people don’t realize that they’re having a stroke. They often don’t know what the symptoms are, or what to do when they have one,” says Dr. Grande.

They also don’t realize that there is a very limited time window in which they need to seek help.

“Our role here at the University is to care for Minnesotans– to educate them, and to provide them with the knowledge they need to identify stroke signs and symptoms,” he says.

Dr. Grande, along with Dr. Jagadeesan, Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology, are hosting a series of public forums that aim to start a conversation about stroke.

The pair has traveled around Minnesota educating various communities-- both urban and rural. However, this upcoming event is particularly special for Dr. Grande.

“Though we’ve traveled to a variety of different cities around Minnesota, I began to realize that I was missing my own community."

Dr. Grande grew up in Mendota Heights, which is why this event is so near and dear to him.

“Speaking to my own community will be even more meaningful,” he says.


Public Forum on Stroke

Thursday, October 4, 2018

5:30 p.m.  - 7:00 p.m.

West St. Paul YMCA


This event is free and open to the public, no tickets are required.