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Cheryl D. Bushnell, M.D.

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Cheryl D. Bushnell, M.D.

Professor, Neurology
Translational Science Institute

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
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Vascular 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 Translational Science Institute

Research Interests

drugs/therapeutic agents pharm, maternal & child health, neurosciences/behavior, nutrition

Contact Information

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

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Recent Publications

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.

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, Kim WJ, Lee KY, Park JH, Kim JY, Park JH. Cilostazol decreases cerebral arterial pulsatility in patients with mild white matter hyperintensities: subgroup analysis from the Effect of Cilostazol in Acute Lacunar Infarction Based on Pulsatility Index of Transcranial Doppler (ECLIPse) study. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2014;38(3):197-203.

Grear KE, Bushnell CD. Stroke and pregnancy: clinical presentation, evaluation, treatment, and epidemiology. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2013;56(2):350-359.

Olson DM, Cox M, Pan W, Sacco RL, Fonarow GC, Zorowitz R, Labresh KA, Schwamm LH, Williams L, Goldstein LB, Bushnell CD, Peterson ED. Death and rehospitalization after transient ischemic attack or acute ischemic stroke: one-year outcomes from the adherence evaluation of acute ischemic stroke-longitudinal registry. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013;22(7):e181-e188.

Lisabeth L, Bushnell C. Stroke risk in women: the role of menopause and hormone therapy. Lancet Neurol. 2012;11(1):82-91.

Stamova B, Tian Y, Jickling G, Bushnell C, Zhan X, Liu D, Ander BP, Verro P, Patel V, Pevec WC, Hedayati N, Dawson DL, Jauch EC, Pancioli A, Broderick JP, Sharp FR. The X-chromosome has a different pattern of gene expression in women compared with men with ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2012;43(2):326-334.

Tian Y, Stamova B, Jickling GC, Xu H, Liu D, Ander BP, Bushnell C, Zhan X, Turner RJ, Davis RR, Verro P, Pevec WC, Hedayati N, Dawson DL, Khoury J, Jauch EC, Pancioli A, Broderick JP, Sharp FR. Y chromosome gene expression in the blood of male patients with ischemic stroke compared with male controls. Gend Med. 2012;9(2):68-75.

Tian Y, Stamova B, Jickling GC, Liu D, Ander BP, Bushnell C, Zhan X, Davis RR, Verro P, Pevec WC, Hedayati N, Dawson DL, Khoury J, Jauch EC, Pancioli A, Broderick JP, Sharp FR. Effects of gender on gene expression in the blood of ischemic stroke patients. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2012;32(5):780-791.

West A, Cox M, Zimmer LO, Fedder W, Weber C, Drew L, Peterson ED, Bushnell C, Olson DM. An evaluation of stroke education in AVAIL registry hospitals. J Neurosci Nurs. 2012;44(3):115-123.

El Husseini N, Goldstein LB, Peterson ED, Zhao X, Pan W, Olson DM, Zimmer LO, Williams JW Jr, Bushnell C, Laskowitz DT. Depression and antidepressant use after stroke and transient ischemic attack. Stroke. 2012;43(6):1609-1616.

Sides EG, Zimmer LO, Wilson L, Pan W, Olson DM, Peterson ED, Bushnell C. Medication coaching program for patients with minor stroke or TIA: a pilot study. BMC Public Health. 2012;12():549.

Bushnell C, Chireau M. Preeclampsia and stroke: risks during and after pregnancy. Stroke Res Treat. 2011;2011():858134.

Bushnell C. Another score to predict ischemic stroke mortality? [editorial]. Circulation. 2011;123(7):712-713.

Bushnell C, Cox M, Hawes J, Zhao X, Olson DW, Peterson E, Zorowitz R. Patterns of rehabilitation service use following acute stroke and its association with rehospitalization: the AVAIL Registry [abstract]. Stroke. 2011;42(3):e337-e338.

Olson D, Bushnell C, Cox M, Zimmer LO, Pan W, Sacco R, Fonarow GC, Zorowitz R, LaBresch KA, Schwamm LH, et al. Death and rehospitalization following hospitalization for stroke/TIA: one year findings from AVAIL [abstract]. Stroke. 2011;42(3):E80.

Olson D, Bushnell C, Cox M, Peterson E. Patterns of antihypertensive medication use and persistence in stroke patients [abstract]. Stroke. 2011;42(3):e243-e244.

Tate J, Bushnell C. Pregnancy and stroke risk in women. Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2011;7(3):363-374.

Turner RJ, Bushnell CD, Register TC, Sharp FR. Gender-dependent correlations of carotid intima-media thickness with gene expression in blood. Transl Stroke Res. 2011;2(2):171-178.


Bushnell CD, Olson DM, Zhao X, Pan W, Zimmer LO, Goldstein LB, Alberts MJ, Fagan SC, Fonarow GC, Johnston SC, et al. Secondary preventive medication persistence and adherence 1 year after stroke. Neurology. 2011;77(12):1182-1190.

Rodriguez D, Cox M, Zimmer LO, Olson DM, Goldstein LB, Drew L, Peterson ED, Bushnell CD. Similar secondary stroke prevention and medication persistence rates among rural and urban patients. J Rural Health. 2011;27(4):401-408.

Hackam DG, Woodward M, Newby LK, Bhatt DL, Shao M, Smith EE, Donner A, Mamdani M, Douketis JD, Bushnell CD, et al. Statins and intracerebral hemorrhage: collaborative systematic review and meta-analysis. Circulation. 2011;124(20):2233-2242.

Zhan X, Jickling GC, Tian Y, Stamova B, Xu H, Ander BP, Turner RJ, Mesias M, Verro P, Bushnell C, Johnston SC, Sharp FR. Transient ischemic attacks characterized by RNA profiles in blood. Neurology. 2011;77(19):1718-1724.

Lopes RD, Shah BR, Olson DM, Zhao X, Pan W, Bushnell CD, Peterson ED. Antithrombotic therapy use at discharge and 1 year in patients with atrial fibrillation and acute stroke: results from the AVAIL Registry. Stroke. 2011;42(12):3477-3483.

James SK, Storey RF, Bushnell C, Horrow J, Husted S, Mahaffey KW, Maya J, Becker RC. Ticagrelor versus clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes and history of stroke or transient ischemic accident: results from the Platelet Inhibition and Patient Outcomes Trial [abstract]. Circulation. 2011;124(21 Suppl):A15029.

Bushnell C, Archer D, Brosnihan B. Vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) levels in patients at risk for stroke: the impact of gender and risk factor load [abstract]. Stroke. 2010;41(4):E302.

Sullivan E, Bushnell C. Management of menstrual migraine: a review of current abortive and prophylactic therapies. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2010;14(5):376-384.

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Professor, Neurology

Clinical Specialties

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