Huang honored by North Carolina Stroke Association

David Huang, MD, PhD, director of the UNC Health Care Comprehensive Stroke Center, was honored for his commitment to stroke care and prevention with the 2015 SHAPE (Stroke Heroes Advocating Prevention and Education) award from the North Carolina Stroke Association (NCSA). Huang received his award during a special event on Oct. 1 at the UNC Center for School Leadership Development.

Huang honored by North Carolina Stroke Association click to enlarge David Huang, MD, PhD

“The SHAPE award was established to honor health care providers and other advocates who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment and passion for stroke prevention and education in North Carolina,” said Beth Parks, NCSA executive director. “Dr. Huang is well-known across the state for his efforts improve awareness and education for stroke risks and treatment.”

 As director of the UNC Health Care Comprehensive Stroke Center, Huang serves on the multi-specialty Stroke Team committed to providing high-quality comprehensive stroke care, educating patients and health care providers, and conducting cutting-edge research in stroke care and prevention.

In 2013, Dr. Huang oversaw UNC Health Care becoming the first hospital in the Southeast to receive the designation of a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). The UNC Stroke Center has also received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Achievement Award and is recognized in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Target Stroke Honor Roll. 

“Dr. Huang’s broad knowledge, passion, and unwavering focus on stroke as well as his excellence in teaching and research, all contribute to his leadership for impacting stroke in North Carolina,” said Charles H. Tegeler, MD, NCSA board president.  “The inspiration he provides to generations of future physicians and researchers will result in important advances, leading to improvements in the management and prevention of stroke, ultimately benefiting countless North Carolinians.”

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