Sharon Poisson, MD
Associate Professor, Neurology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Indiana University School of Medicine (2004)
Graduate School :
  • MA, University of California, San Francisco (2012)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Miami University of Ohio (OH) (2000)
Internship:
  • University of Michigan Program (2005)
Residency:
  • University of Michigan Program, Chief Resident, Neurology (2008)
Fellowships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Vascular Neurology (2009)
Languages: English
Department: Neurology

Publications

  • Leppert MH, Ho PM, Burke J, Madsen TE, Kleindorfer D, Sillau S, Daugherty S, Bradley CJ, Poisson SN. Young Women Had More Strokes Than Young Men in a Large, United States Claims Sample. Stroke. 2020 Nov;51(11):3352-3355. PubMed PMID: 32942966
  • Timpone VM, Jensen A, Poisson SN, Trivedi PS. Compliance With Imaging Guidelines for Workup of Transient Ischemic Attack: Evidence From the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample. Stroke. 2020 Aug;51(8):2563-2567. PubMed PMID: 32646324
  • Salehi Omran S, Parikh NS, Poisson S, Armstrong J, Merkler AE, Prabhu M, Navi BB, Riley LE, Fink ME, Kamel H. Association between Pregnancy and Cervical Artery Dissection. Ann Neurol. 2020 Jun 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32525238
  • Leppert MH, Sillau S, Lindrooth RC, Poisson SN, Campbell JD, Simpson JR. Relationship between early follow-up and readmission within 30 and 90 days after ischemic stroke. Neurology. 2020 Mar 24;94(12):e1249-e1258. PubMed PMID: 32079738
  • Lodha N, Patel P, Harrell J, Casamento-Moran A, Zablocki V, Christou EA, Poisson SN. Motor impairments in transient ischemic attack increase the odds of a positive diffusion-weighted imaging: A meta-analysis. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2019;37(5):509-521. PubMed PMID: 31594263
  • Leppert MH, Poisson SN, Sillau SH, Campbell JD, Ho PM, Burke JF. Is Prevalence of Atherosclerotic Risk Factors Increasing Among Young Adults? It Depends on How You Ask. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Mar 19;8(6):e010883. PubMed PMID: 30857455
  • Pollard R, Leppert M, Rawson C, Boehnke M, Honce J, Nagae L, Poisson S, Nyberg E. A Clinical Paradigm for Classifying Neurologic Symptoms to Screen for Emergent Large Vessel Occlusions. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019 Apr;28(4):929-934. PubMed PMID: 30638942
  • Leppert MH, Poisson SN, Carroll JD, Thaler DE, Kim CH, Orjuela KD, Ho PM, Burke JF, Campbell JD. Cost-Effectiveness of Patent Foramen Ovale Closure Versus Medical Therapy for Secondary Stroke Prevention. Stroke. 2018 Jun;49(6):1443-1450. PubMed PMID: 29720435
  • Ludt C, Leppert M, Jones A, Song J, Kuwayama D, Pastula DM, Poisson S. Multiple Strokes Associated With Elongation of the Hyoid Bone. Neurohospitalist. 2018 Jan;8(1):35-37. PubMed PMID: 29276562
  • Lodha N, Patel P, Casamento-Moran A, Hays E, Poisson SN, Christou EA. Strength or Motor Control: What Matters in High-Functioning Stroke?. Front Neurol. 2018;9:1160. PubMed PMID: 30687217
  • Leppert MH, Poisson SN, Carroll JD, Thaler DE, Kim CH, Orjuela KD, Ho PM, Burke JF, Campbell JD. Cost-Effectiveness of Patent Foramen Ovale Closure Versus Medical Therapy for Secondary Stroke Prevention. Stroke. 2018 Jun;49(6):1443-1450. PubMed PMID: 29720435
  • Ludt C, Leppert M, Jones A, Song J, Kuwayama D, Pastula DM, Poisson S. Multiple Strokes Associated With Elongation of the Hyoid Bone. Neurohospitalist. 2018 Jan;8(1):35-37. PubMed PMID: 29276562
  • Stence NV, Pabst LL, Hollatz AL, Mirsky DM, Herson PS, Poisson S, Traystman RJ, Bernard TJ. Predicting Progression of Intracranial Arteriopathies in Childhood Stroke With Vessel Wall Imaging. Stroke. 2017 Aug;48(8):2274-2277. PubMed PMID: 28679853
  • Nyberg EM, Case D, Nagae LM, Honce JM, Reyenga W, Seinfeld J, Poisson S, Leppert MH. The Addition of Endovascular Intervention for Dural Venous Sinus Thrombosis: Single-Center Experience and Review of Literature. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017 Oct;26(10):2240-2247. PubMed PMID: 28606660
  • Stence NV, Pabst LL, Hollatz AL, Mirsky DM, Herson PS, Poisson S, Traystman RJ, Bernard TJ. Predicting Progression of Intracranial Arteriopathies in Childhood Stroke With Vessel Wall Imaging. Stroke. 2017 Aug;48(8):2274-2277. PubMed PMID: 28679853
  • Nyberg EM, Case D, Nagae LM, Honce JM, Reyenga W, Seinfeld J, Poisson S, Leppert MH. The Addition of Endovascular Intervention for Dural Venous Sinus Thrombosis: Single-Center Experience and Review of Literature. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017 Oct;26(10):2240-2247. PubMed PMID: 28606660
  • Bernard TJ, Beslow LA, Manco-Johnson MJ, Armstrong-Wells J, Boada R, Weitzenkamp D, Hollatz A, Poisson S, Amlie-Lefond C, Lo W, deVeber G, Goldenberg NA, Dowling MM, Roach ES, Fullerton HJ, Benseler SM, Jordan LC, Kirton A, Ichord RN. Inter-Rater Reliability of the CASCADE Criteria: Challenges in Classifying Arteriopathies. Stroke. 2016 Oct;47(10):2443-9. PubMed PMID: 27633024
  • Colbert JF, Traystman RJ, Poisson SN, Herson PS, Ginde AA. Sex-Related Differences in the Risk of Hospital-Acquired Sepsis and Pneumonia Post Acute Ischemic Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016 Oct;25(10):2399-404. PubMed PMID: 27363622
  • Leppert M, Poisson SN, Carroll JD. Atrial Septal Defects and Cardioembolic Strokes. Cardiol Clin. 2016 May;34(2):225-30. PubMed PMID: 27150170
  • Bernard TJ, Beslow LA, Manco-Johnson MJ, Armstrong-Wells J, Boada R, Weitzenkamp D, Hollatz A, Poisson S, Amlie-Lefond C, Lo W, deVeber G, Goldenberg NA, Dowling MM, Roach ES, Fullerton HJ, Benseler SM, Jordan LC, Kirton A, Ichord RN. Inter-Rater Reliability of the CASCADE Criteria: Challenges in Classifying Arteriopathies. Stroke. 2016 Oct;47(10):2443-9. PubMed PMID: 27633024
  • Colbert JF, Traystman RJ, Poisson SN, Herson PS, Ginde AA. Sex-Related Differences in the Risk of Hospital-Acquired Sepsis and Pneumonia Post Acute Ischemic Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016 Oct;25(10):2399-404. PubMed PMID: 27363622
  • Leppert M, Poisson SN, Carroll JD. Atrial Septal Defects and Cardioembolic Strokes. Cardiol Clin. 2016 May;34(2):225-30. PubMed PMID: 27150170
  • Kennel C, Michas-Martin A, Berman BD, Poisson S. Non convulsive status epilepticus masquerading as stroke. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Mar;33(3):482.e1-2. PubMed PMID: 25239692
  • Poston JT, McSparron JI, Hayes MM, Damm T, Patel JJ, Decker BK, Attia EF, Çoruh B, Cai X, Kimberly WT, Poisson SN, Sokol S, Csikesz N, Levinson AT, Thomson CC, Luks AM. ATS Core Curriculum 2015: Part IV. Adult Critical Care Medicine. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Dec;12(12):1864-72. PubMed PMID: 26653191
  • Larimer P, McDermott MW, Scott BJ, Shih TT, Poisson SN. Recurrent syncope due to refractory cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and transient elevations of intracranial pressure. Neurohospitalist. 2014 Jan;4(1):18-21. PubMed PMID: 24381706
  • Poisson SN, Schardt TQ, Dingman A, Bernard TJ. Etiology and treatment of arterial ischemic stroke in children and young adults. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2014 Oct;16(10):315. PubMed PMID: 25227455
  • Poisson SN, Glidden D, Johnston SC, Fullerton HJ. Deaths from stroke in US young adults, 1989-2009. Neurology. 2014 Dec 2;83(23):2110-5. PubMed PMID: 25361783
  • Larimer P, McDermott MW, Scott BJ, Shih TT, Poisson SN. Recurrent syncope due to refractory cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and transient elevations of intracranial pressure. Neurohospitalist. 2014 Jan;4(1):18-21. PubMed PMID: 24381706
  • Kennel C, Michas-Martin A, Berman BD, Poisson S. Nonconvulsive status epilepticus masquerading as stroke. Am J Emerg Med. 2014 Aug 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25239692
  • Govindarajan P, Gonzales R, Maselli JH, Johnston SC, Fahimi J, Poisson S, Stein JC. Regional differences in emergency medical services use for patients with acute stroke (findings from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Emergency Department Data File). J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013 Nov;22(8):e257-63. PubMed PMID: 22465209
  • Navi BB, Kamel H, Shah MP, Grossman AW, Wong C, Poisson SN, Whetstone WD, Josephson SA, Johnston SC, Kim AS. The use of neuroimaging studies and neurological consultation to evaluate dizzy patients in the emergency department. Neurohospitalist. 2013 Jan;3(1):7-14. PubMed PMID: 23983882
  • Johnston SC, Easton JD, Farrant M, Barsan W, Battenhouse H, Conwit R, Dillon C, Elm J, Lindblad A, Morgenstern L, Poisson SN, Palesch Y. Platelet-oriented inhibition in new TIA and minor ischemic stroke (POINT) trial: rationale and design. Int J Stroke. 2013 Aug;8(6):479-83. PubMed PMID: 23879752
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Professional Memberships

  • American Heart Association (AHA), Member
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN), Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Stroke and Brain Aneurysm Center - Anschutz Medical Campus
12401 E 17th Ave
Leprino Building, 3rd floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2080

Neurosciences Center - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2080

UCH - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2
12505 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Children's Colorado Health Pavilion
860 N Potomac Cir
Aurora, CO 80111
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Neurology, Board Certification (2008, 2018)
  • Vascular Neurology, Board Certification (2010, 2018)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System - Neurovascular Conditions
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain and Nervous System - Stroke

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Indiana University School of Medicine (2004)
Graduate Schools:
  • MA, University of California, San Francisco (2012)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Miami University of Ohio (OH) (2000)
Internships:
  • University of Michigan Program (2005)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Michigan Program, Chief Resident, Neurology (2008)
Fellowships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Vascular Neurology (2009)
Languages: English
Department: Neurology
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