Orange Park Medical Center
September 29, 2015

Orange Park, FL - Orange Park Medical Center is pleased to announce that Islam Tafish, MD has joined the hospital’s medical staff and First Coast Neurology, with offices in Orange Park and Fleming Island. The First Coast Neurology medical staff includes neurologists Christine Pierre, MD and Timothy Do, MD.

Dr. Tafish is an Interventional Neurologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating individuals with vascular diseases of the nervous system including life-threatening conditions such as stroke and aneurysm.

Procedures he performs include angiograms, embolization, stenting, mechanical thrombectomy, spinal cord procedures involving vessels and arteries, and treatment of aneurysm by stent, balloon or coil. Dr. Tafish is also performing new cutting edge procedures with patients who are suffering from severe chronic headaches, called pseudotumor cerebri – whereby benign increased intracranial pressure is treated with venous sinus stenting.

Dr. Tafish brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Orange Park and most recently performed the first Intracranial Coiling procedure to treat a brain aneurysm at Orange Park Medical Center. Performing this type of complex procedure takes stroke care to the top tier and paves the way for obtaining Comprehensive Stroke Center status. Orange Park Medical Center is the only Primary Stroke Center in Clay County and has the highest stroke honor in North Florida with the 2015 American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Honor Roll-Elite.

“I am excited to be in an area that provides the opportunity for these new cutting edge procedures and establish a state-of-the-art Comprehensive Stroke Program for the region,” said Dr. Tafish. “My passion is the brain – the master of the body and to me, the most precious organ.”

Dr. Tafish is board certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology. He received his medical degree from MBBch Almansoura University School of Medicine in Almansoura, Egypt. He completed a fellowship in Vascular Neurology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey in Newark, NJ and a fellowship in Interventional Neurology at Oklahoma University Health Science Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Dr. Tafish will practice out of the First Coast Neurology office in Orange Park located at 1887 Kingsley Avenue #1900 Orange Park, FL 32073.