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Donna Kurowski George, MD

Donna Kurowski George, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Dr. George is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2016
  • Vascular Neurology, 2018

Clinical Expertise:

  • Arm Weakness
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Ataxia
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cerebellar Disease
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Facial Droop
  • Hemiplegia
  • Leg Weakness
  • Nonruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Transient Ischemic Attack
  • Transient Limb Paralysis

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: Mount Auburn Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Neurology, National American College of Physicians, National American Heart Association, National American Medical Association, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. George is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Princeton HealthCare System: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Cucchiara Brett, George Donna Kurowski, Kasner Scott E, Knutsson Mikael, Denison Hans, Ladenvall Per, Amarenco Pierre, Johnston S Claiborne: Disability after minor stroke and TIA: A secondary analysis of the SOCRATES trial. Neurology 93 (7): e708-e716,2019.

Kaiser Eric A, George Donna K, Rubenstein Michael N, Berger Joseph R: Lyme myelopathy: Case report and literature review of a rare but treatable disorder. Multiple sclerosis and related disorders 29 : 1-6,2019.

Daniel Cristancho, MD, MBE, Donna K. George, MD: Direct Oral Anticoagulants for Secondary Stroke Prevention: Optimal secondary stroke prevention includes reducing modifiable risk factors and providing anticoagulation for specific indications. Practical Neurology : 2-6,2019.

VanDerWerf Joshua, Kurowski Donna, Siegler James, Ganguly Taneeta, Cucchiara Brett: Combination of Intra-Hematomal Hypodensity on CT and BRAIN Scoring Improves Prediction of Hemorrhage Expansion in ICH. Neurocritical care 29 (1): 40-46,2018.

Johnston S Claiborne, Easton J Donald, Farrant Mary, Barsan William, Conwit Robin A, Elm Jordan J, Kim Anthony S, Lindblad Anne S, Palesch Yuko Y: Clopidogrel and Aspirin in Acute Ischemic Stroke and High-Risk TIA. The New England journal of medicine 379 (3): 215-225,2018.

Donna K. George: A Transformational Era in Stroke Care: The 2018 guidelines for treatment of acute ischemic stroke reflect great advances in patient care. Practical Neurology : 89-92,2018.

Kurowski Donna, Jonczak Karin, Shah Qaisar, Yaghi Shadi, Marshall Randolph S, Ahmad Haroon, McKinney James, Torres Jose, Ishida Koto, Cucchiara Brett: Safety of Endovascular Intervention for Stroke on Therapeutic Anticoagulation: Multicenter Cohort Study and Meta-Analysis. Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association 26 (5): 1104-1109,2017.

Perloff MD, Berlin RK, Gillette M, Petersile MJ, Kurowski D: Gabapentin in Headache Disorders: What is the Evidence? Journal of Pain Medicine 17 (1): 162-71,2016.

Kurowski Donna, Mullen Michael T, Messé Steven R: Pearls & Oy-sters: Iatrogenic relative hypotension leading to diffuse internal borderzone infarctions and coma. Neurology 86 (24): e245-7,2016.

Kurowski, D., Spindler, M: Botulinum toxin injection unmasking Zenker’s diverticulum Movement Disorders Clinical Practice 1 (4): 2014.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce Street - 3 W Gates
Department of Neurology

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)