Thursday, July 14, 2016

USA Welcomes Dr. Steve Cordina

Dr. Steve Cordina recently rejoined the University of South Alabama College of Medicine as an associate professor of neurology. He serves as an interventional neurologist with special interest in stroke and aneurysm treatment.

Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Cordina served in neurointerventional and neurocritical care at Valley Baptist Medical System in Brownsville, Texas.

From 2011 to 2015, Dr. Cordina served in the departments of neurology, neurosurgery and radiology at the USA College of Medicine. He established the first academic neurointerventional facility and neurocritical service and re-established the first Primary Stroke Center on the eastern Gulf Coast. Under his direction, the USA Medical Center became the first facility in Alabama to receive the AHA/ASA Gold Plus Target Stroke Elite Plus Certification.

Dr. Cordina earned his medical degree from the University of Malta in Msida, Malta. He completed his residency training in neurology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Department of Neurosciences in Newark, N.J. This was followed by a vascular and critical care neurology fellowship as well as an endovascular surgical neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn.

He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Neurology and Vascular Neurology and also holds certificates in neurocritical care and neurosonology. He serves as a member of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, American Society of Neuroimaging, American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, American Academy of Neurology, Neurocritical Care Society and the Medical Association of Malta.

Dr. Cordina’s area of expertise includes clot retrieval and stent placement in patients suffering from stroke, as well as aneurysm and brain vascular malformation embolization treatment. He speaks fluent English, Maltese, Spanish and Italian.

Dr. Cordina is currently accepting new patients. For appointments, call (251) 660-5108.

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