Dr. Joelle Hartke, a native of Buffalo, NY, graduated with Summa Cum Laude and Research Honors from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. During her residency in neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute, Dr. Hartke has had the privilege of training under the tutelage of Dr. Michael Lawton and has gained experience in performing surgeries on patients afflicted with cerebrovascular diseases. Her dedication to this field was initially sparked during her medical school years following the tragic loss of her grandmother due to a ruptured cerebral aneurysm. Driven by her enthusiasm and passion, Dr. Hartke remains committed to enhancing outcomes for patients with cerebrovascular diseases, both through her clinical practice and research endeavors.