Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
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Steven R. Messe, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, vascular neurology fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurology

Contact information
HUP Neurology
Dept. of Stroke and Neurocritical Care
3 W. Gates
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 662-3363
B.A. (Psychology)
Yale University, 1993.
MD (Medicine)
University of Michigan School of Medicine, 1998.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1998-1999.
Resident, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1999-2002.
Fellow, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2002-2003.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology), 2003.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Vascular Neurology), 2006.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Messe has performed research on risk of carotid endarterectomy, tPA dosing errors, and the management of patients with stroke and PFO. He is currently investigating ischemic neuroprotection medications for high risk surgical patients.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Messe specializes in caring for inpatients with acute stroke and neurologic illnesses requiring critical care. He is also a member of the intraoperative monitoring team providing neurophysiologic testing to surgical patients at risk of brain, spinal cord, or nerve injury. In the outpatient setting, he primarily cares for patients with stroke and cerebrovascular disease.

Selected Publications

Wilson CA, Mullen MT, Jackson BP, Ishida K, Messé SR: Etiology of Corpus Callosum Lesions with Restricted Diffusion. Clinical Neuroradiology 2015.

Messé SR, Fonarow GC, Smith EE, Kaltenbach L, Olson DM, Kasner SE, Schwamm LH.: Use of Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator Before and After Publication of the European Cooperative Acute Stroke Study III in Get With The Guidelines-Stroke. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. May 2012.

Messé SR, McGarvey ML, Bavaria JE, Pochettino A, Szeto WY, Cheung AT, Leitner E, Miller SW, Kasner SE: A Pilot Study of Darbepoetin Alfa for Prophylactic Neuroprotection in Aortic Surgery. Neurocritical Care April 2012.

Raser J M, Mullen M T, Kasner S E, Cucchiara B L, Messé S R: Cervical carotid artery dissection is associated with styloid process length. Neurology 77(23): 2061-6, Dec 2011.

Sansing L H, Messe S R, Cucchiara B L, Lyden P D, Kasner S E: Anti-adrenergic medications and edema development after intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurocritical care 14(3): 395-400, Jun 2011.

Messé Steven R, Kasner Scott E, Cucchiara Brett L, Demchuk Andrew, Tanne David, Ouyang Bichun, Levine Steven R, : Dosing errors did not have a major impact on outcome in the NINDS t-PA stroke study. Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association 20(3): 236-40, May-Jun 2011.

Cucchiara Brett, Kasner Scott, Tanne David, Levine Steven, Demchuk Andrew, Messe Steve, Sansing Lauren, Lees Kennedy, Lyden Patrick, : Validation assessment of risk scores to predict postthrombolysis intracerebral haemorrhage. International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society 6(2): 109-11, Apr 2011.

Kurella Tamura Manjula, Xie Dawei, Yaffe Kristine, Cohen Debbie L, Teal Valerie, Kasner Scott E, Messé Steven R, Sehgal Ashwini R, Kusek John, DeSalvo Karen B, Cornish-Zirker Denise, Cohan Janet, Seliger Stephen L, Chertow Glenn M, Go Alan S: Vascular risk factors and cognitive impairment in chronic kidney disease: the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) study. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 6(2): 248-56, Feb 2011.

McKinney James S, Raser Jonathan M, Guzman Miguel A, Schlaepfer William W, Cucchiara Brett L, Messé Steven R, Sansing Lauren H, Kasner Scott E: Noninflammatory Cerebral Vasculopathy Associated with Recurrent Ischemic Strokes. Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association Nov 2010.

Beslow Lauren A, Ichord Rebecca N, Kasner Scott E, Mullen Michael T, Licht Daniel J, Smith Sabrina E, Storm Phillip B, Jordan Lori C, Messé Steven R: ABC/XYZ estimates intracerebral hemorrhage volume as a percent of total brain volume in children. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation 41(4): 691-4, Apr 2010.

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