Biography: Amanda Opaskar, MD
- Director, Primary Stroke Center, UH St John Medical Center
- Division Chief, Neurology, UH St John Medical Center
- Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Certifications & Memberships
- Vascular Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Fellowship | Vascular Neurology
Vascular Neurology - UH Cleveland Medical Center (2019 - 2020)
Residency | Neurology
Neurology - Strong Memorial Hospital Of The University Of Rochester Medical Center (2015 - 2019)
University Of Michigan Medical School (2015)
University Of Michigan (2011)
Amanda Opaskar, MD is a Vascular Neurologist at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center in Westlake, OH, where she serves as Director of the Primary Stroke Center. As a Cleveland native, her mission is to deliver high-quality stroke and neurological care to Cleveland's Westside. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she shares her passion for Neurology by developing and teaching the Neurology curriculum in the Graduate Medical Education program at UH St. John Medical Center. She also serves as a faculty member of the Stroke Fellowship Program at UH Cleveland Medical Center, providing clinical education to future vascular neurologists.
Dr. Opaskar completed her undergraduate and medical school education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering, summa cum laude, with a minor in music. She then stayed in Ann Arbor to complete her Medical Degree. During her time as a medical student, she served on the Student Council as a class representative. She worked on projects such as reducing medical student mistreatment and enhancing curriculum development. She graduated with a Distinction in Education and completed the Path of Excellence in Global Health and Health Disparities.
Dr. Opaskar moved to Rochester, NY, where she completed her Neurology Residency training at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, where she served as Chief Neurology Resident. During her residency, she developed a passion for quality improvement and worked on multidisciplinary teams to create innovative ways to provide efficient, high-quality acute stroke management. She then chose to return to her hometown to complete her Fellowship in Vascular Neurology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
Research & Publications
Acute Stroke Therapy & Management, Medical Management for Secondary Stroke Prevention, Ischemic stroke in young adults, Vascular Dementia
Patient Experience Reviews
Did not get after visit paper summary. Prescriptions went to old pharmacy after new pharmacy was confirmed. Dr Opaskar listened and gave reccomendations for a new PCP.
I was very well pleased at the doctor's demeanor and communication. I felt comfortable and that she was really listening.
We were very pleased with Dr. Opaskar and also her resident!
GREAT DOCTOR AND OFFICE STAFF
Lauren, receptionist, is amazing...Dol was awesome..ma great and Dr Singh came in 1st and Dr opaskar visited and completed the exam/appointment. I LOVE Dr Opaskar and her knowledge, concern, and compassion as well as her thorough explanations that are easy to understand!!! Her staff is very thorough, kind, and patient!Thanks to them ALL
Outstanding preparation for my first viist by seeing my *** medical records and familiarizing herself with my condition. Respected my medicaiton concenrs.
Dr. Opaskar and staff took a genuine concern regarding my health issues and was very thorough during the exam process. I felt confident in the doctor's ability to ascertain the medical issue I am experiencing. Overall, it was an excellent experience with Dr. Opaskar.
First time visit purpose was to adjust meds. We will see.
Dr Opaskar always takes the time to make sure she hears all of the symptoms I am having so she can understand what is going on. She makes sure to include what my husband has to say because he is always with me and I forget some things at times so his input is important. She is very important in my care and a great person.
Dr. Opaskar and her staff are wonderful. The appointments are never a problem and everyone is friendly and fast!
She seems like a very good Doctor I would recommend her.
Dr. Opaskar is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. She takes her time to explain things so you will understand your situation, she's professional and very through. She also is kind and has empathy. I have already started recommending her to friends and family.
The Provider covered the steps that the tests will explain.
First time I was there. Everything was fine.
This doctor is excellent. She diagnosed my rare headache problem and got me on the appropriate medication, which has really helped my condition. She follows up with me to make sure the medication is effective and not causing adverse side effects.
First visit was pleased with doctor
Dr Opaskar seems to be very caring. I would not hesitate to see her again, if necessary and to recommend her to others
Dr. Opaskar always provides holistic care, thorough assessments, and awareness of the actions and investigations of my whole care team. I could not ask for a better specialist.
I was beyond impressed with the doctor, she made me feel better about my situation, most of that was her knowledge. She just had a demeanor that eased my mind. I definitely made the right decision picking a doctor for my current situation.
This was my first visit with Amanda Opaskar. I am highly optimistic that I will be able to rate her much higher as I continue in her treatment. She made recommendations and referrals at this appointment and was very kind. I have every indication that I will be far more satisfied with her care than my previous neurologist, but was not comfortable giving higher marks until my treatment progresses. I was very happy with my experience and felt relief after feeling listened to and understood.
Very good appointment, dr explained everything to me , very thorough and very professional
Both the doctor and her resident spent time just getting to know me and asked about any concerns I had.This was a 1st visit with this doctor.
Dr Ospaskar is AMAZING..Very knowledgeable, able to explain so I understand completely, so compassionate, efficient! Her office is also kind and efficient
Both my wife and I were very impressed with Dr. Opaskar. She was clear, straightforward, and seemed sincerely engaged with me. She (and her staff) have our highest rating.
Dr Opaskar is amazing. She is open, warm, and caring. I feel so comfortable with her. *** Not only personality wise, but she's wicked smart and she's in the same mindset as I am (willing to change meds and treatments, but only one thing at a time so we know what works, and also start low and go slow). She listens to me and takes my input into consideration. She spends plenty of time with me, I never feel rushed. I have recommended her to my friend and I am just so happy with Dr Opaskar's care. And her nurse Kristy and office staff, ***, everyone is fantastic. Thank you.
Dr. Opaskar was very thorough and informative. I do not recall is she sat down during our visit. I was more concerned about my stroke follow up and the information we were discussing.
I am so grateful for Dr. Opaskar. She was compassionate and honest. I feel confident placing my health issue in her hands.
Doctor Opaskar was compassionate and honest. She thoroughly explained what she thought my issues might be and gave an honest assessment of where we go from here and all that might be involved. She was patient and spent a lot of time with me. She did not try to reassure me that all would be well but that she would involve whatever other doctors were necessary. Her compassion and honesty was everything to me. There is no other doctor I would trust to oversee this particular health issue.
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