Dr. Ali Malek is a fellowship-trained interventional neurologist and endovascular neurosurgeon board-certified in neurology, vascular neurology and neurocritical care. Dr. Malek is also the Director of the Neurointerventional and Comprehensive Stroke Program at St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute. Under Dr. Malek’s direction, the program was amongst the first to have access to stentretrievers used in stroke care and participated in research trials to demonstrate their efficacy. Today, Dr. Malek’s and the program’s armamentarium include all of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved stentretrievers and revascularization devices for the extraction and removal of stroke causing blood clots within the brain. Dr. Malek was the first in Florida to use the TIGERTRIEVER device, a blood clot removal tool adjustable inside the brain. For brain aneurysm care, Dr. Malek implements the latest in advanced flow diverters for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms and the newest endovascular device for the treatment of bifurcation aneurysms. Dr. Malek says success in this type of lifesaving care would not be possible without support and collaboration of emergency medical services (EMS), emergency department doctors and nurses, support staff, inpatient neuroscience and neurointerventional teams, outpatient care teams and continuum of care by nursing staff.
Nurse Profile – Health Care District of Palm Beach County – Lakeside Medical Center – Sharon Beckford-Douglas, RN, BSN