Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Justin A. Sattin, MD

  • Neurology
  • Stroke
Justin A. Sattin, MD


Justin Sattin, MD, is a neurologist at UW Health and a professor Department of Neurology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Sattin specializes in the prevention, evaluation and treatment of acute stroke. He provides care in the emergency department as well as follow-up care in the Stroke Clinic. When a patient has a stroke, Dr. Sattin focuses on finding out why the stroke occurred.

Partnership is at the core of Dr. Sattin’s care philosophy. He believes in empowering patients and families to participate in making treatment decisions.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Sattin takes part in research studies about acute stroke and the prevention of future strokes. In his free time, Dr. Sattin stays active with his wife, two children and their bullmastiff. He also enjoys playing classical guitar.

I work very hard to maintain communication skills — translating medical science into patient-friendly language — so patients and families can make decisions in what are often high-pressure situations.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Neurology
    • Vascular Neurology
    Medical School
    • Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
    • University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA
    • University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
    • University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA


    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Carotid Stenosis
    • Cerebral Embolism
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebral Infarction
    • Cerebrovascular Accident
    • Intracranial Stenosis
    • Transient Ischemic Attack

    Research and publications

    Dr. Sattin’s research currently consists of novel approaches to the emergent treatment of acute ischemic stroke, cognitive and functional outcomes after stroke and secondary stroke prevention.