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Scott E. Kasner, MD

Scott E. Kasner, MD Physician

Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
Ruth M. and Tristam C. Colket, Jr. President's Distinguished Professor
Professor of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Kasner is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Scott E. Kasner

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issues 2002, 2011-2016

Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 1997
  • Vascular Neurology, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Carotid Artery Dissection
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Stroke
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection

Description of Clinical Expertise

stroke, neurocritical care

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Neurology

    Penn Neuroscience Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, South Pavilion, 2nd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Yale University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University of Texas Hospitals


American Academy of Neurology, National American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, National American Neurological Association, National National Stroke Association, National Neurocritical Care Society, National World Stroke Organization, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kasner is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

stroke (acute stroke treatment, stroke diagnosis, stroke outcome measures, stroke secondary prevention)

Selected Publications:

Kimmel Stephen E, French Benjamin, Kasner Scott E, Johnson Julie A, Anderson Jeffrey L, Gage Brian F, Rosenberg Yves D, Eby Charles S, Madigan Rosemary A, McBane Robert B, Abdel-Rahman Sherif Z, Stevens Scott M, Yale Steven, Mohler Emile R, Fang Margaret C, Shah Vinay, Horenstein Richard B, Limdi Nita A, Muldowney James A S, Gujral Jaspal, Delafontaine Patrice, Desnick Robert J, Ortel Thomas L, Billett Henny H, Pendleton Robert C, Geller Nancy L, Halperin Jonathan L, Goldhaber Samuel Z, Caldwell Michael D, : A Pharmacogenetic versus a Clinical Algorithm for Warfarin Dosing. The New England journal of medicine : 2013.

Kimmel Stephen E, French Benjamin, Anderson Jeffrey L, Gage Brian F, Johnson Julie A, Rosenberg Yves D, Geller Nancy L, Kasner Scott E, Eby Charles S, Joo Jungnam, Caldwell Michael D, Goldhaber Samuel Z, Hart Robert G, Cifelli Denise, Madigan Rosemary, Brensinger Colleen M, Goldberg Suzanne, Califf Robert M, Ellenberg Jonas H: Rationale and design of the Clarification of Optimal Anticoagulation through Genetics trial. American heart journal 166 (3): 435-41,2013.

Levine Steven R, Khatri Pooja, Broderick Joseph P, Grotta James C, Kasner Scott E, Kim Doojin, Meyer Brett C, Panagos Peter, Romano Jose, Scott Phillip: Review, historical context, and clarifications of the NINDS rt-PA stroke trials exclusion criteria: Part 1: rapidly improving stroke symptoms. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation 44 (9): 2500-5,2013.

Pancioli Arthur M, Adeoye Opeolu, Schmit Pamela A, Khoury Jane, Levine Steven R, Tomsick Thomas A, Sucharew Heidi, Brooks Claudette E, Crocco Todd J, Gutmann Laurie, Hemmen Thomas M, Kasner Scott E, Kleindorfer Dawn, Knight William A, Martini Sharyl, McKinney James S, Meurer William J, Meyer Brett C, Schneider Alexander, Scott Phillip A, Starkman Sidney, Warach Steven, Broderick Joseph P: Combined approach to lysis utilizing eptifibatide and recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in acute ischemic stroke-enhanced regimen stroke trial. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation 44 (9): 2381-7,2013.

Mullen Michael T, Kasner Scott E, Messé Steven R: Seizures do not increase in-hospital mortality after intracerebral hemorrhage in the nationwide inpatient sample. Neurocritical care 19 (1): 19-24,2013.

Kasner Scott E, Rose David Z, Skokan Alexander, Walker Michael G, Shi Jing, Streeter Jackson: Transcranial laser therapy and infarct volume. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation 44 (7): 2025-7,2013.

Mullen Michael T, Judd Suzanne, Howard Virginia J, Kasner Scott E, Branas Charles C, Albright Karen C, Rhodes J David, Kleindorfer Dawn O, Carr Brendan G: Disparities in evaluation at certified primary stroke centers: reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation 44 (7): 1930-5,2013.

Sacco Ralph L, Kasner Scott E, Broderick Joseph P, Caplan Louis R, Connors J J Buddy, Culebras Antonio, Elkind Mitchell S V, George Mary G, Hamdan Allen D, Higashida Randall T, Hoh Brian L, Janis L Scott, Kase Carlos S, Kleindorfer Dawn O, Lee Jin-Moo, Moseley Michael E, Peterson Eric D, Turan Tanya N, Valderrama Amy L, Vinters Harry V: An updated definition of stroke for the 21st century: a statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation 44 (7): 2064-89,2013.

Derdeyn Colin P, Fiorella David, Lynn Michael J, Rumboldt Zoran, Cloft Harry J, Gibson Daniel, Turan Tanya N, Lane Bethany F, Janis L Scott, Chimowitz Marc I: Mechanisms of stroke after intracranial angioplasty and stenting in the SAMMPRIS trial. Neurosurgery 72 (5): 777-95; discussion 795,2013.

Mullen Michael T, Kasner Scott E, Kallan Michael J, Kleindorfer Dawn O, Albright Karen C, Carr Brendan G: Joint commission primary stroke centers utilize more rt-PA in the nationwide inpatient sample. Journal of the American Heart Association 2 (2): e000071,2013.

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Academic Contact Info

Dept of Neurology, 3W Gates Bldg.
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 662-3564
Fax: (215) 614-1927
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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