Faculty Profile

Dr. Charles C. Esenwa, M.D.

Charles C. Esenwa, M.D.

Assistant Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Professional Interests

Charles Esenwa is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and clinical stroke neurologist at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Esenwa attended medical school at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, and completed a residency in Neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York, where he also served as chief resident and a fellow in vascular neurology. While at Columbia, he completed formal training in neuroepidemiology under an NIH T32 grant.
He is dedicated to humanistic patient care and is the recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award, and the Neurological Institute’s Daniel Sciarra patient care and humanism award. He has published on acute stroke management, stroke risk factors, secondary stroke prevention and stroke disparities, and is interested in advancing health care delivery to underserved populations on the local, national and international level.

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

  • Esenwa, C., Tshiswaka, DL., Gebregziabher, M., Ovbiagele, B. Historical Slavery and Modern-Day Stroke Mortality in the United States Stroke Belt. Stroke. 2018; 49:00-00.
  • Boehme, A., Esenwa, C., Elkind, M.S. Stroke Risk Factors, Genetics, and Prevention. Circulation Research. 120, 3 (2017)
  • Esenwa, C.C. & Elkind, M.S. Inflammatory risk factors, biomarkers and associated therapy in ischaemic stroke. Nat Rev Neurol 12, 594-604 (2016).
  • Esenwa, C. & Gutierrez, J. Secondary stroke prevention: challenges and solutions. Vasc Health Risk Manag 11, 437-50 (2015).
  • Esenwa, C.C. & Elkind, M.S. A questionable cause of intracerebral hemorrhage. JAMA Neurol 70, 653-4 (2013).
  • Kummer B, Kerner B, Esenwa C. Voltage Gated Potassium Channel Antibody Encephalitis Associated with Hyperglycemia. J Clin Case Rep. 2014 Dec. 4:464
  • Esenwa, C.C. & Leaf, D.E. Colpocephaly in adults. BMJ Case Rep 2013 (2013).

Abstracts:

  • Esenwa et al. Identifying acute ischemic stroke by analyzing ICD-10 claims data using machine learning models. International Stroke Conference 2017 meeting.
  • Esenwa et al. Identifying stroke subtypes with high accuracy using machine learning and ICD-9 claims data. International Stroke Conference 2017 meeting.
  • Esenwa et al. T1 Rho Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging can quantify acute cerebrovascular infarct in humans and is stable in the subacute period. International Stroke Conference 2017 meeting.
  • Soun J & Esenwa C. Quantitative T1 Rho MR imaging of Acute Ischemic Infarct. ASNR meeting April, 2016 Poster

 Book Publications

  • Esenwa C, Czeisler B, Mayer S. 2015. Chapter 35, Acute Ischemic Stroke. In E. Louis, S. Mayer and L. Rowland, Merritt’s Neurology Thirteenth Ed. Philadelphia, PA: Walters Kluwer.
  • Esenwa C, Elkind M. 2015. Chapter 44, Primary and Secondary Stroke Prevention. In E. Louis, S. Mayer and L. Rowland, Merritt’s Neurology Thirteenth Ed. Philadelphia, PA: Walters Kluwer.
  • Rinaldi A, Esenwa C. 2015. Chapter 121, Gastric and Genitourinary Function and the Brain.  In E. Louis, S. Mayer and L. Rowland, Merritt’s Neurology Thirteenth Ed. Philadelphia, PA: Walters Kluwer.

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