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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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

  • Heart and Vascular Research
  • Stroke

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 1997
  • Vascular Neurology, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Carotid Artery Dissection
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Stroke
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection (VAD)

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 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • 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
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • 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 European Stroke Organization, International National Stroke Association, National Neurocritical Care Society, National NIH/NINDS Task Force: Extending the Window for Thrombolytic Therapy for Stroke, National NIH/NINDS Task Force: Public Recognition & Response to Stroke, National World Stroke Organization, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kasner is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.


Description of Research Expertise:

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

Selected Publications:

Kernan WN, Viscoli CM, Furie KL, Young LH, Inzucchi SE, Gorman M, Guarino PD, Lovejoy AM, Peduzzi PN, Conwit R, Brass LM, Schwartz GG, Adams HP Jr, Berger L, Carolei A, Clark W, Coull B, Ford GA, Kleindorfer D, O'Leary JR, Parsons MW, Ringleb P, Sen S, Spence JD, Tanne D, Wang D, Winder TR; IRIS Trial Investigators (Kasner SE, Neurology Review Committee chair): Pioglitazone after ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack New Engl J Med 374 (7): 1321-1331,2016.

Snyder PJ, Bhasin S, Cunningham GR, Matsumoto AM, Stephens-Shields AJ, Cauley JA, Gill TM, Barrett-Connor E, Swerdloff RS, Wang C, Ensrud KE, Lewis CE, Farrar JT, Cella D, Rosen RC, Pahor M, Crandall JP, Molitch ME, Cifelli D, Dougar D, Fluharty L, Resnick SM, Storer TW, Anton S, Basaria S, Diem SJ, Hou X, Mohler ER 3rd, Parsons JK, Wenger NK, Zeldow B, Landis JR, Ellenberg SS; Testosterone Trials Investigators (Kasner SE, adjudication committee): Effects of testosterone treatment in older men N Engl J Med 374 (7): 611-24,2016.

Zhang C, Kasner S: Diagnosis, prognosis, and management of cryptogenic stroke F1000Research 5 (1): 168,2016.

Liebeskind DS, Prabhakaran, Feldmann E, Du X, Rose-Finnell L, Woolf G, Pandey DK, Richardson D, Elkind MSV, Zipfel GJ, Silver FL, Kasner SE, Aletich VA, Caplan LR, Derdeyn CP, Gorelick PB, Charbel FT, Amin-Hanjani S, for the VERiTAS Investigators: Noninvasive blood flow measures in atherosclerosis of the posterior circulation: quantitative MRA bests TOF signal intensity ratio in VERiTAS Stroke 2016 : 2016.

O’Donnell M, Kasner SE: Cryptogenic Ischemic Stroke Stroke: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management. 6th Ed 6 : 707-715,2016.

Leker R, Messe S, Erus G, Bilello M, Fanning M, Acker M, Giovannetti T, Floyd T, Kasner SE: What makes new ischemic lesions symptomatic after aortic valve replacement? European Stroke Organization Conference Abstracts : 2016.

Messe SR, Demopoulos LA, Haws TF, Khonezhad A, Leshnower BG, Coselli JS, Appoo JJ, Hughes C, Reece B, Brinster D, Kasner S, Kern JA, Desai ND, Ballard VL, Fang F, Lepore JJ, Bavaria JE: A multicenter phase II randomized trial of a HIF-prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor for neuroprotection in high risk thoracic aortic repair American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Abstracts : 2016.

Gannon K, Kasner SE: Improving follow-up visits for patients from the stroke service Stroke 2016 : 2016.

Leker R, Messe S, Erus G, Bilello M, Fanning M, Acker M, Giovannetti T, Kasner SE, Floyd T: What makes new ischemic lesions symptomatic after aortic valve replacement? Stroke 2016 : 2016.

Zandieh A, Messe SR, Cucchiara BL, Mullen MT, Kasner SE: Prophylactic anti-epileptic drugs and spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage Stroke 2016 : 2016.

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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: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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