The Stroke Program at Medical College of Georgia - Augusta University

Augusta Univeristy is located on the “buckle” of the Southeast's "Stroke Belt";  it is here that the incidence and mortality rate from stroke is the highest in the U.S.

Our mission is to be the regional leader in stroke care by providing exceptional, quality, inpatient care partnered with research into innovative new treatments for stroke patients.  Our goal is to educate our patients, communities, healthcare partners, and trainees in stroke prevention and treatment. 

Our Stroke Program

There is a strong tradition and foundation for high quality clinical stroke care, training and stroke research at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

The affiliated MCG at Augusta University Medical Center is a Joint Commission Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, the first in Georgia and the second in the Southeast.


  • Internationally recognized telestroke program that provides acute stroke care throughout the state of Georgia and into South Carolina.

  • Two dually trained endovascular neurosurgeons specializing in surgical and interventional approaches to cerebrovascular disease.

  • A 20-bed neurointensive care unit staffed by dedicated neurointensivists.

  • A history of groundbreaking stroke clinical trials with an emphasis on translational "bench to bedside" discovery.

  • A track record of clinical excellence and the highest of quality care.  In addition to Joint Commission's certification as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, we have received Target Stroke Honor Roll since July 2011, AHA Get With the Guidelines Gold/Gold Plus Award since July 2010.

stroke team

Please feel free to browse this website, particularly the links devoted to information on our stroke program. If you have any questions, we invite you to call and speak with our compassionate stroke team.

photo of Jeffrey A, Switzer, DO, MCTS, FAHA, FAAN

Jeffrey A, Switzer, DO, MCTS, FAHA, FAAN

  • Professor & Chair, Neurology
  • Co-Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Director, Telestroke & Teleneurology