Carolyn Brockington, MD
Carolyn D. Brockington, MD is the director of the Stroke Center at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Hospital in New York City. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has a subspecialty board certification in vascular neurology. Her interest in the treatment of acute stroke developed during medical school, but blossomed during neurology residency. For many years, there were no therapies available to treat and prevent stroke, but with the publication of a landmark clinical study in 1996, the tide shifted and acute stroke treatment protocols were developed. Dr. Brockington cares for patients in the emergency room, hospital and out-patient. One of her clinical interests is the treatment and prevention of stroke in minority communities. Notably, the incidence of stroke and stroke-related mortality in the African-American and Hispanic communities is twice the rate found in Caucasian communities. She gives frequent lectures and provides stroke screenings to church and healthcare programs. In addition, she works with the American Stroke Association (ASA), as a volunteer medical spokesperson, regarding a campaign to increase stroke awareness and highlight prevention strategies, particularly in young adults. She was named one of “New York’s Best Doctors” by New York magazine in 2003 and received the Top Doctor Award from Castle Connolly in 2017. Dr. Brockington has written several articles about stroke related issues and has been in numerous TV health segments on local and national networks.