The Angels Steering Committee


ESO Angels STEERiNG Committee

The ESO Angels Steering Committee has been mandated by the ESO Executive Committee to establish the ESO Angels Awards project. The ESO Angels Steering Committee is responsible for the overview of the process and the evaluation of achievements according to specific criteria.

The results of the achievements of the hospital in each of the award criteria will be sent quarterly to the ESO Head Office and for verification of the national coordinators and final approval to the ESO Angels Award Committee.

The aim of the ESO Angels Awards is to increase the numbers of patients treated in stroke ready hospitals and to optimise the quality of treatment in all existing stroke centres.

Prof. Valeria Caso

Perugia, Italy
Past President

Valeria Caso is a stroke neurologist at the University of Perugia Stroke Unit. She earned her PhD from the University of Perugia in stroke medicine in 2003 and has been recently certified in the role of associate professor in Neurology.

Dr. Niaz Ahmed


Dr. Niaz Ahmed is an associate Professor of Neurology, Karolinska Institutet and Deputy Chief Consultant at the department of Neurology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

Prof. Anna Członkowska


Prof. Anna Członkowska MD, PhD finished Medical Academy in Warsaw. Since 1985, she is employed in the 2nd Department of Neurology in the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw (till end of 2014 as the head of the department). She is since years also collaborating with Department of Pharmacology, Warsaw Medical University.

Dr. Laurent Derex


Laurent Derex, MD, PhD, is board certified in neurology, co-Head of the Stroke Center, Department of Neurology, Neurological Hospital, University of Lyon, France.

Dr. Miquel Gallofre Lopez


Neurologist with wide experience in management of health institutions and healthcare planning, since 2004 he has been Director of the Stroke Program, a Catalan Health Department Master Plan that focuses on all stages of stroke care at a region-wide level.

Prof. Zuzana Gdovinová


Zuzana Gdovinová is the Professor of Neurology from Charles University in Prague and Head of the Department of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine, P.J. Šafárik University and University Hospital L. Pasteur in Košice, Slovakia, co-chair of the Centre of excelence for research of atherosclerosis.

Andreea RES-QAndreea Grecu



Andreea is the RES-Q Project Lead for the Stroke Research Group at the International Clinical Research Centre in Brno, Czech Republic.

She is responsible for the development and implementation of the RES-Q strategic plan as well as having direct all information technology systems and software development initiatives related to the project.

Prof. Carlos MolinaProf. Carlos Molina

Prof. Carlos Molina is a director of the Stroke Unit and Brain Hemodynamics in Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona.

Dr. Michael Mazya


Michael Mazya works as a Neurologist at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.

Dr. Sergii Moskovko



Dr. Sergii Moskovko, MD, Ph.D., D. med. Sci. is Professor and Chief of Neurology Department of Vinnytsia National Medical University n.a. M.I. Pirogov and Curator of Regional Emergency Department Stroke Unit.

Dr. Dilek Necioglu Orken

ESO - Stroke Unit Committee

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilek Necioglu Orken is the director of the Neurology Department, Neurological Intensive Care Unit and Stroke Unit at the University of Health Sciences in the Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Education and Research Hospital.

Nikolai Shamalov



Dr. László Szapáry



Dr. László Szapáry is an Associate Professor at the Neurology Department of University of Pécs Medical School in Hungary.

Prof. Turgut Tatlisumak


Turgut Tatlisumak is professor of neurology (stroke medicine) at the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Dr. Vítor Tedim Cruz


Vítor Tedim Cruz was born in Porto, Portugal in 1974. He received his M.D. degree at ICBAS-HGSA, University of Oporto (1992-1998), was graduated in Neurology (2001-2005), proceeded with a post-graduation in Health Systems Management at University of Oporto Business School (2009-2010) and concluded his PhD in Health Sciences & Technology at the University of Aveiro in 2014. In 2015 integrated the Epidemiological Research Unit at the Public Health Institute of the University of Oporto.

Dr. Cristina Tiu


Dr. Cristina Tiu, is associated professor at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy ”Carol Davila” Bucharest and Head of Stroke Unit in the University Hospital Bucharest, one of the largest hospitals in Romania.

Dr. Ales Tomek

Czech Republic

He currently serves as a Chairmen of Executive Committee of the Cerebrovascular Board of Czech Neurological Society. Dr. Tomek works as a chief of the cerebrovascular program and deputy director of the Neurology Department, 2nd Medical Faculty of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Dr. Tomek is also a fellow of the European Stroke Organisation.

Prof. Danilo Toni


Prof. Danilo Toni is Director of the Emergency Department Stroke Unit in University Rome Sapienza. Since 1985 he has been involved in study design, quality control, data analysis, steering committee and national coordination of many therapeutic international trials and registries (ECASS, ECASS II, ECASS III, ECASS IV, TESPI SITS-MOST, RE-SPECT ESUS, NAVIGATE ESUS, SAFFO).

Dr. Ulrike Waje-Andreassen

ESO - Stroke Unit Committee

Ulrike Waje-Andreassen is a neurologist at the Centre of Neurovascular Diseases, Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital, and is professor of neurology at the Institute of Biological and Medical Psychology (IBMP), University of Bergen, Norway. Since 2000, she works as clinician at the Stroke Unit at Haukeland University Hospital and has contributed to international and national stroke treatment trials and to design and follow-up of own academic studies.


Aims and Objectives

How to Qualify