Prof Sheila Martins

Recent advances in thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke


Prof Sheila Martins

President WSO

Graduated in Medicine has Residence in Neurology, PhD in Stroke Neurology and specialization in organization of public health networks by the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Brazil. She is the founder and President of the Brazilian Stroke Network.

As advisor of the Brazilian MOH, started the organization of the National Stroke Policy published in 2012.

Large experience in clinical trials applied to public health changing public policies and also as health manager working together with different levels of governments, helping the implementation of stroke care in several countries. She coordinates the Stroke Program of Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre and she is the Head of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Hospital Moinhos de Vento. Part of the Board of Directors since 2008, since October 2022 she is the World Stroke Organization President.

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