History of TSVRC

Grand Opening - May 28, 1997
The Dream That Became a Reality

Toshiba Stroke and Vascular Research Center at the University at Buffalo

Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in North America. In 1991, with grants from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation and the Diasonics Corporation of America, Drs. L. N. Hopkins founded a neuroendovascular research laboratory to investigate new ways to prevent and treat stroke. Today, that laboratory has evolved into the Toshiba Stroke and Vascular Research Center at the Clinical Translational Research Center, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Toshiba.gifOur collaboration with the Toshiba Corporation resulted in a multi million dollar gift of equipment, services and research funding dating back from 1997 to present from Toshiba America Medical Systems for x-ray angiographic machines, MRI, CT, Ultrasound and ongoing research support, thus making the Toshiba Stroke and Vascular Research Center at the University at Buffalo the most advanced angiographic research facility in the world. Additional support from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, anonymous donors, the University at Buffalo has enabled construction of our new center. Thanks to these grants, we have a platform from which to more effectively pursue our research and educational mission. Toshiba is the world leader in quality imaging vascular systems and imaging, and their highly sophisticated long-term research agenda fits perfectly with our own mission of research and education. The initial grand opening of the Toshiba Stroke Research Center at the University at Buffalo marked the beginning of an important partnership between the university's Department of Neurosurgery and Toshiba. Working together, our ultimate goal is the total elimination of stroke. The re-opening in 2012 of the new Clinical Translational Research Center, integrated with the new Gates Vascular Institute of the Kaleida Health System continues this work.