As one of the few neurointerventionalists in the country with neurology training, Dr. Jovin is a leading expert in the area of interventions used on stroke patients during the critical few hours after the onset of stroke.
His expertise includes pharmacological thrombolysis with lytic agents, intra/extracranial stenting/angioplasty for acute stroke and the recently FDA approved MERCI clot retrieval device for acute stroke treatment. His other areas of interest include elective stenting/angioplasty of the carotid artery, vertebral artery and intracranial arteries.
Dr. Jovin has joined the School of Medicine's department of neurology
faculty in 2002. In 2004 he completed additional fellowship training in neuroendovascular techniques and joined the UPMC Center for Neuroendovascular Therapy as staff.
A member of the American Academy of Neurology, Dr. Jovin has earned numerous awards and honors during his career, including the William Oldendorf Award of the American Society of Neuroimaging for innovative work describing the ischemic core and penumbra in acute stroke assessed with the Xenon-CT-CBF technology.
Dr. Jovin received his medical degree from the Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf, Germany, School of Medicine. In 2000, he completed neurology residency training at the Penn Neurological Institute of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, after which he moved to Pittsburgh for a two-year cerebrovascular fellowship at the UPMC Stroke Institute.