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Our Team and Mission

The multidisciplinary stroke team includes:

  • Vascular Neurologists
  • Emergency Medicine Physicians and Services
  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neuro-Interventionalists
  • Neuro-Radiologists
  • An Intensive care team
  • Acute response
  • TIGER Team
  • A Stroke unit nursing team
  • Rehabilitation including Physical and occupational therapy

Core Team Members

Brandi French

Brandi French, MD
Director, Missouri Stroke Program

Nicholas Tarlov

Nicholas Tarlov, MD

William Humphries III

William Humphries III, MD
Vascular Neurosurgery

Tami Harris

Tami Harris, RN, CNRN
Stroke Program Coordinator

Debbie Self
Stroke program support staff


Our Mission

In keeping with the mission, vision, and values of the institution, the goals of our stroke program are to:

  • Provide compassionate, timely, comprehensive, patient centered care to stroke patient.
  • Provide patient, family, community and professional education
  • Provide and participate in stroke research
  • Achieve comprehensive stroke center designation from the state of Missouri and The Joint Commission
  • Establish Regional Stroke network in central Missouri


To schedule an appointment with any of our neurologists, please call 573-882-1515.

To schedule an appointment with one of our neurosurgeons, please call 573-882-4908.

To have someone from the Sleep Disorders Center contact you, fill out our online form.

Learn more about the Comprehensive Spine Center at University of Missouri Health Care.

Stroke Support Group

This support group is open to all survivors, meetings are intended to:

  • Discuss topics of interest
  • Offer education and advice
  • Provide encouragement and emotional support
  • Allow networking opportunities
  • Organize community based stroke awareness events

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Neuroscience Awards and Accreditations


The Missouri Stroke Program has been certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.       

In 2015, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services designated the Missouri Stroke Program as one of the state’s first Level I Missouri State Time Critical Diagnosis Centers, the highest recognition a hospital can receive for its stroke program.

The Missouri Stroke Program has received the Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from Get With The Guidelines®, a hospital-based quality improvement program developed by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

The Missouri Stroke Program has also been named to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll.


The Missouri Epilepsy Program is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Center as a Level 4 epilepsy center.