Dr. James Brorson is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of stroke, transient ischemic attack, and cerebrovascular disease. He diagnoses and treats patients with common and unusual types of cerebrovascular disease--including atherosclerosis, carotid artery narrowing, cardioembolic stroke, arterial dissection, intracranial aneurysm, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, vascular malformations, and moyamoya disease.
Working with colleagues in the sections of neurosurgery, vascular surgery, neuroradiology, and cardiology, Dr. Brorson uses an interdisciplinary approach to decision making and planning therapies to prevent stroke, and evaluating emerging treatments for cerebrovascular disease. He currently participates in clinical trials evaluation balloon angioplasty and stenting for carotid artery disease and percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) for stroke prevention.
Dr. Brorson's research efforts focus on understanding the mechanisms of neuronal damage pertinent to stroke, and evaluating the best approaches to effective stroke prevention.