Rohan Arora, MD, director of stroke at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Forest Hills, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), one of the world's most eminent organizations of cardiovascular and stroke professionals. This prestigious fellowship recognizes physicians, scientists and health care professionals who have made a major contribution to the field of cerebrovascular diseases.
This year, Dr. Arora is the only Northwell Health physician to be awarded this recognition. He will be honored at the AHA’s Annual Distinguished Scientists Reception on November 17 in Philadelphia, PA.
To be considered for the AHA/ASA fellowship, a candidate must make meritorious contributions in stroke by meeting the following criteria: a demonstrated ongoing interest and contributions after completed training in cerebrovascular disease through research, education or care of stroke patients; authored work in stroke publications over the past 24 months; proven leadership in the stroke community; trained stroke physicians or allied health care professionals; participated in stroke presentations at national, local or international level; and, provided significant volunteer service to the AHA/ASA.
“I am delighted to have been selected as an AHA/ASA Fellow,” said Dr. Arora. “This recognition would not have been possible without immense support from my stroke team at LIJ Forest Hills, North Shore University Hospital and the Katz Institute for Women’s Health. Stroke awareness is the first step to stroke prevention and early treatment.”
As LIJ Forest Hills’ director of stroke, Dr. Arora has been at the forefront of ensuring the most up-to-date stroke treatments and delivery of high-quality stroke care. In his role as training director of ACGME vascular neurology (stroke) fellowship, the program has expanded from one to three spots every year.
Dr. Arora performs a leading and critical role in the advancement of new stroke treatments as a principal investigator and site leader for stroke trials, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Arora serves as a reviewer of scientific manuscripts for professional journals, including Stroke, The Neurologist, Journal of Neurology, and the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. He has authored numerous articles and has been an invited speaker for his work on “Stroke in Very Elderly” and “EMS Pre-hospital Notification for Stroke” at professional conferences such as the International Stroke Conference, European Stroke Organization, Indian National Stroke Association and the American Academy of Neurology.
Dr. Arora is an active interviewer and blogger of the “Blogging Stroke” section of the American Heart Association’s Stroke Journal. He is also founder of the “Stroke Nurse Practitioner (NP) Mini - Fellowship” program where he mentors NP students from the Molloy College of Nursing.