Lauren Sansing, MD, specializes in stroke and other neurovascular diseases and integrates the latest scientific findings into her treatment plans. “My goal is to maximize the recovery potential for patients with serious neurovascular diseases,” she says.
Over the past decade, researchers have gained new knowledge about the fundamental role the immune system plays in contributing to brain injury from stroke, and in assisting in recovery and repair. “That information has been key,” Dr. Sansing says. “Our understanding of the immune system is transforming the potential for new treatments to improve the lives of patients after a stroke.”
An assistant professor of neurology at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Sansing has an active laboratory that is working to identify immunological treatment targets for intracerebral hemorrhage. Her primary research goal is to further unravel the complexities of immune responses after acute a brain injury, and use any new knowledge in the quest to discover better ways to prevent damage and enhance recovery.