Stavropoula I. Tjoumakaris, MD, is originally from Thessaloniki, Greece. She graduated in Biology with Minors in Physics and Chemistry from Richard Stockton College, Pomona, New Jersey, with Distinction and earned Class Salutatorian Highest Honors. She obtained her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and received numerous academic distinctions including membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Honor Society. She completed her Neurological Surgery Residency and advanced Fellowship training in Cerebrovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is one of the first and few dual-trained female Cerebrovascular Neurosurgeons in the United States. Dr. Tjoumakaris has been recognized throughout her academic career for both scholastic excellence and a genuine devotion to patient care. She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has lectured internationally on cerebrovascular surgery. She is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Associate Residency Program Director. Dr. Tjoumakaris is a leader in the diagnosis and management of stroke, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and cerebrovascular disease.