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Cheryl D. Bushnell, M.D.

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Cheryl D. Bushnell, M.D.

Professor, Neurology
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Office of Research

Clinical Specialties

Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke), Prevention and Treatment of Stroke and other Cerebrovascular Disease, Women's Health

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4101
Department: 336-716-4101

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Education & Training

  • B.A., Pacific Lutheran University, 1987
  • M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, 1995
  • Residency, Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, 1999
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Med Coll Wisc Affil Hosps, 1996
  • Fellowship, Cerebrovascular Disease, Duke University School of Medi, 2001

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Memberships

  • Am Heart Association
  • Am Neurological Assn
  • Am Soc Of Neuroimaging
  • American Academy Of Neurology

NPI Number

  • 1437231685
Cheryl D. Bushnell, M.D.

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Cheryl D. Bushnell, M.D.

Professor, Neurology Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Office of Research

Research Interests

Stroke, Brain Ischemia, Women's Health, Ischemic Attack, Transient, Secondary Prevention

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-7548 | Department: 336-716-4101

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Recent Publications

Chow FC, Regan S, Zanni MV, Looby SE, Bushnell CD, Meigs JB, Grinspoon SK, Feske SK, Triant VA. Elevated ischemic stroke risk among women living with HIV infection. AIDS. 2018;32(1):59-67.

Nam HJ, Heo SH, Kim BJ, San Lee J, Youn HC, Lee JS, Kwon SU, Bushnell CD, Chang DI. Long-term outcome after carotid endarterectomy in patients with ischemic heart disease. World Neurosurg. 2018;110():e806-e814.

Swartz RH, Ladhani NNN, Foley N, Nerenberg K, Bal S, Barrett J, Bushnell C, Chan WS, Chari R, Dowlatshahi D, Amrani ME, Gandhi S, Gubitz G, Hill MD, James A, Jeerakathil T, Jin A, Kirton A, Lanthier S, Lausman A, Leffert LR, Mandzia J, Menon B,. Canadian stroke best practice consensus statement: secondary stroke prevention during pregnancy. Int J Stroke. 2018;13(4):406-419.

Scherer RW, Drye L, Mintzer J, Lanctot K, Rosenberg P, Herrmann N, Padala P, Brawman-Mintzer O, Burke W, Craft S, Lerner AJ, Levey A, Porsteinsson A, van Dyck CH, Baker LD, Williamson JD, Bell RA, Espeland M, Miller ME, Mott RT, Rapp S, Hayden K,. The Apathy in Dementia Methylphenidate Trial 2 (ADMET 2): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2018;19(1):46.

McDermott M, Miller EC, Rundek T, Hurn PD, Bushnell CD. Preeclampsia: association with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and stroke. Stroke. 2018;49(3):524-530.

Johnson AM, Jones SB, Duncan PW, Bushnell CD, Coleman SW, Mettam LH, Kucharska-Newton AM, Sissine ME, Rosamond WD. Hospital recruitment for a pragmatic cluster-randomized clinical trial: lessons learned from the COMPASS study. Trials. 2018;19(1):74.

Barghouthi T, Bushnell C. Prevention and management of stroke in obstetrics and gynecology. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2018;61(2):235-242.

Bushnell CD, Duncan PW, Lycan SL, Condon CN, Pastva AM, Lutz BJ, Halladay JR, Cummings DM, Arnan MK, Jones SB, Sissine ME, Coleman SW, Johnson AM, Gesell SB, Mettam LH, Freburger JK, Barton-Percival B, Taylor KM,. A person-centered approach to poststroke care: the COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services model. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018;66(5):1025-1030.

Andrews JE, Moore JB, Weinberg RB, Sissine M, Gesell S, Halladay J, Rosamond W, Bushnell C, Jones S, Means P, King NMP, Omoyeni D, Duncan PW. Ensuring respect for persons in COMPASS: a cluster randomised pragmatic clinical trial. J Med Ethics. 2018;():.

Guo JC, Cummings DM, Halladay JR, Berkeley SBJ, Psioda MA, Duncan PW, Bushnell CD. Knowledge of hypertension as a stroke risk factor and use of home blood pressure monitoring. A preliminary report from comprehensive post-acute stroke services (COMPASS) study [abstract]. Stroke. 2018;49(Suppl 1):ATP169.

Duncan PW, Abbott RM, Rushing S, Gesell SB, Lutz BJ, Coleman SW, Sissine ME, Lycan S, Condon C, Stafford JM, Johnson A, Berkeley SBJ, Psioda MA, Bushnell CD. Clinician-user satisfaction with compass-cp for stroke [abstract]. Stroke. 2018;49(Suppl 1):AWP304.

Bettger JP, Thomas L, Liang L, Xian Y, Bushnell CD, Saver JL, Fonarow GC, Peterson ED. Hospital variation in functional recovery after stroke. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017;10(1):e002391.

Caso V, Falorni A, Bushnell CD, Acciarresi M, Remohi J, Sprigg N, Gerli S. Pregnancy, hormonal treatments for infertility, contraception, and menopause in women after ischemic stroke: a consensus document. Stroke. 2017;48(2):501-506.

El Husseini N, Goldstein LB, Peterson ED, Zhao X, Olson DM, Williams JW Jr, Bushnell C, Laskowitz DT. Depression status is associated with functional decline over 1-year following acute stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017;26(7):1393-1399.

Lopes RD, Guimaraes PO, Kolls BJ, Wojdyla DM, Bushnell CD, Hanna M, Easton JD, Thomas L, Wallentin L, Al-Khatib SM, Held C, de Barros E Silva PG, Alexander JH, Granger CB, Diener HC. Intracranial hemorrhage in patients with atrial fibrillation receiving anticoagulation therapy. Blood. 2017;129(22):2980-2987.

George MG, Fischer L, Koroshetz W, Bushnell C, Frankel M, Foltz J, Thorpe PG. CDC Grand Rounds: public health strategies to prevent and treat strokes. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017;66(18):479-481.


Gesell SB, Klein KP, Halladay J, Bettger JP, Freburger J, Cummings DM, Lutz BJ, Coleman S, Bushnell C, Rosamond W, Duncan PW. Methods guiding stakeholder engagement in planning a pragmatic study on changing stroke systems of care. J Clin Transl Sci. 2017;1(2):121-128.

Duncan PW, Bushnell CD, Rosamond WD, Jones Berkeley SB, Gesell SB, D'Agostino RB Jr, Ambrosius WT, Barton-Percival B, Bettger JP, Coleman SW, Cummings DM, Freburger JK, Halladay J, Johnson AM, Kucharska-Newton AM, Lundy-Lamm G,. The Comprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) study: design and methods for a cluster-randomized pragmatic trial. BMC Neurol. 2017;17(1):133.

Gall S, Phan H, Reeves M, Bushnell C. A systematic review of sex differences in the use of emergency services following stroke [abstract]. Int J Stroke. 2017;12(Suppl 3):40-41.

Xian Y, Thomas L, Liang L, Federspiel JJ, Webb LE, Bushnell CD, Duncan PW, Schwamm LH, Stein J, Fonarow GC, Hoenig H, Montalvo C, George MG, Lutz BJ, Peterson ED, Bettger JP. Unexplained variation for hospitals' use of inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities after an acute ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2017;48(10):2836-2842.

Kim YD, Jung YH, Caso V, Bushnell CD, Saposnik G. Countries with women inequalities have higher stroke mortality. Int J Stroke. 2017;12(8):869-874.

Swartz RH, Cayley ML, Foley N, Ladhani NNN, Leffert L, Bushnell C, McClure JA, Lindsay MP. The incidence of pregnancy-related stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Stroke. 2017;12(7):687-697.

Han SW, Kim YJ, Ahn SH, Seo WK, Yu S, Oh SH, Nam HS, Choi HY, Yoon SS, Kim SH, Lee JY, Lee JH, Hwang YH, Lee KO, Jung YH, Lee J, Sohn SI, Kim YN, Lee KA, Bushnell CD, Lee KY. Effects of triflusal and clopidogrel on the secondary prevention of stroke based on cytochrome P450 2C19 genotyping. J Stroke. 2017;19(3):356-364.

Lee SJ, Heo SH, Ambrosius WT, Bushnell CD. Factors mediating outcome after stroke: gender, thrombolysis, and their interaction. Transl Stroke Res. 2017;():.


Vaughan L, Bushnell C, Bell CL, Espeland MA. Global cognitive function before, surrounding, and after ischemic stroke: the role of risk and protective factors varies with time among ischemic stroke survivors. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2016;23(1):117-131.

Han SW, Song TJ, Bushnell CD, Lee SS, Kim SH, Lee JH, Kim GS, Kim OJ, Koh IS, Lee JY, Suk SH, Lee SI, Nam HS, Lee KY, Park JH. Serum uric acid is associated with cerebral white matter hyperintensities in patients with acute lacunar infarction. J Neuroimaging. 2016;26(3):351-354.

Fonarow GC, Liang L, Thomas L, Xian Y, Saver JL, Smith EE, Schwamm LH, Peterson ED, Hernandez AF, Duncan PW, O'Brien EC, Bushnell C, Prvu Bettger J. Assessment of home-time after acute ischemic stroke in Medicare beneficiaries. Stroke. 2016;47(3):836-842.


Strowd RE, Wise SM, Umesi UN, Bishop L, Craig J, Lefkowitz D, Reynolds PS, Tegeler C, Arnan M, Duncan PW, Bushnell CD. Predictors of 30-day hospital readmission following ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Am J Med Qual. 2015;30(5):441-446.


Bolen RD, Bushnell CD, Reynolds PS. Acute ischemic strokes from small vessel vasculitis due to disseminated histoplasmosis infection [letter]. J Neurol Sci. 2015;352(1-2):125-126.

Kim JY, Bushnell CD, Park JH, Han SM, Im JH, Han SW, Baik JS, Park JH. Central aortic pressure and pulsatility index in acute ischemic stroke. J Neuroimaging. 2015;25(3):438-442.

Brown CM, Bushnell CD, Samsa GP, Goldstein LB, Colton CA. Chronic systemic immune dysfunction in African-Americans with small vessel-type ischemic stroke. Transl Stroke Res. 2015;6(6):430-436.

Bushnell C, Bettger JP, Cockroft KM, Cramer SC, Edelen MO, Hanley D, Katzan IL, Mattke S, Nilsen DM, Piquado T, Skidmore ER, Wing K, Yenokyan G. Chronic stroke outcome measures for motor function intervention trials: expert panel recommendations. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015;8(6 Suppl 3):S163-S169.

Duncan PW, Bushnell C, Bettger JP. Pragmatic trial of transitional care with early supported discharge: design and methodology [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2015;55(Suppl 2):277.

Coker LH, Espeland MA, Hogan PE, Resnick SM, Bryan RN, Robinson JG, Goveas JS, Davatzikos C, Kuller LH, Williamson JD, Bushnell CD, Shumaker SA. Change in brain and lesion volumes after CEE therapies: the WHIMS-MRI studies. Neurology. 2014;82(5):427-434.

Bushnell CD, Reeves MJ, Zhao X, Pan W, Prvu-Bettger J, Zimmer L, Olson D, Peterson E. Sex differences in quality of life after ischemic stroke. Neurology. 2014;82(11):922-931.

Woo D, Falcone GJ, Devan WJ, Brown WM, Biffi A, Howard TD, Anderson CD, Brouwers HB, Valant V, Battey TW, Radmanesh F, Raffeld MR, Baedorf-Kassis S, Deka R, Woo JG, Martin LJ, Haverbusch M, Moomaw CJ, Sun G, Broderick JP, Flaherty ML,. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies 1q22 as a susceptibility locus for intracerebral hemorrhage. Am J Hum Genet. 2014;94(4):511-521.

Bushnell C, McCullough LD, Awad IA, Chireau MV, Fedder WN, Furie KL, Howard VJ, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Pina IL, Reeves MJ, Rexrode KM, Saposnik G, Singh V, Towfighi A, Vaccarino V, Walters MR. Guidelines for the prevention of stroke in women: a statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2014;45(5):1545-1588.

Katzan IL, Spertus J, Bettger JP, Bravata DM, Reeves MJ, Smith EE, Bushnell C, Higashida RT, Hinchey JA, Holloway RG, Howard G, King RB, Krumholz HM, Lutz BJ, Yeh RW. Risk adjustment of ischemic stroke outcomes for comparing hospital performance: a statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2014;45(3):918-944.

Bushnell C, Saposnik G. Evaluation and management of cerebral venous thrombosis. Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.). 2014;20(2):335-351.

Bettger JP, Zhao X, Bushnell C, Zimmer L, Pan W, Williams LS, Peterson ED. The association between socioeconomic status and disability after stroke: findings from the Adherence eValuation After Ischemic stroke Longitudinal (AVAIL) registry. BMC Public Health. 2014;14(1):281.


Stamova B, Jickling GC, Ander BP, Zhan X, Liu D, Turner R, Ho C, Khoury JC, Bushnell C, Pancioli A, Jauch EC, Broderick JP, Sharp FR. Gene expression in peripheral immune cells following cardioembolic stroke is sexually dimorphic. PLoS One. 2014;9(7):e102550.

Arnan MK, Burke GL, Bushnell C. Secondary prevention of stroke in the elderly: focus on drug therapy. Drugs Aging. 2014;31(10):721-730.

Baghshomali S, Bushnell C. Reducing stroke in women with risk factor management: blood pressure and cholesterol. Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2014;10(5):535-544.

Huxley RR, Bell EJ, Lutsey PL, Bushnell C, Shahar E, Rosamond W, Gottesman R, Folsom A. A comparative analysis of risk factors for stroke in blacks and whites: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. Ethn Health. 2014;19(6):601-616.

Bushnell C, Arnan M, Han S. A new model for secondary prevention of stroke: transition coaching for stroke. Front Neurol. 2014;5():219.

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Professor, Neurology

Clinical Specialties

Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke), Prevention and Treatment of Stroke and other Cerebrovascular Disease, Women's Health