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Dr. Carmelo Graffagnino is a SwitchPoint 2019 speaker and neurologist at Duke Hospital in Durham, NC. His primary focus of clinical practice and research involves the care of patients with stroke and neurological critical illness.
Carmelo is trained in vascular neurology and neurocritical care and his current research focuses on hypothermia and cardiac arrest, as well as the neurological care of brain-injured patients in intensive care. He sees medical care as a team effort and strongly believes in the integration of health care workers and community members to improve health outcomes.
He is leading an innovative partnership with barbershops as a hub for community awareness around causes and symptoms of stroke and works to train EMTs to quickly screen for stroke.