Biography & Education

Education Background
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Fellowship: Yale University, CT
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
American Medical Association; American Academy of Neurology; American Heart Association; King County Medical Society; Washington State Medical Association; American Stroke Association; Puget Sound Neurology Group; Puget Sound Stroke Interest Group

Care Locations

Minor & James Medical
Fax 206-386-9605
Available Weekends
Available Evenings
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Research

Dr. Likosky's practice comprises neurology.  His subspecialty is cerebrovascular disease which include TIA, stroke, carotid disease, aneurysms and other related conditions.

His research is primarily in Stroke related conditions.

Blog

Eliminating your risk for stroke

August 20, 2012

In the clinic, we work with stroke patients and their families to help them understand the risk of having a second stroke and what they can do to reduce their risk. Lifestyle and medical conditions determine your risk for a first, or second, stroke.

  • Do you have high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol?
  • Do you have diabetes?
  • Have you been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Are you overweight?
  • Do you avoid exercise?
  • Has a close relative had a stroke?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’re at greater risk for having a stroke. If you’ve already had a stroke, your “yes” answers mean you’re more likely to have another one.

Your lifestyle can help you avoid a first or second stroke. And, because family history is a stroke risk factor, your entire family can benefit from a healthy way of life. Pledge to help each other stick to a routi...

Advances in thrombolysis

March 21, 2011

 Washington State has one of the high est stroke mortality rates in the nation. To improve this situation, acute intervention al therapies for stroke are being employed to restore circulation to ischemic brain tissue that surrounds areas of completed infraction, while avoiding risk of hemor rhage due to reperfusion of large areas of infracted brain tissue.

Urgent thrombolysis with intrave nous alteplase is the only therapy known to improve clinical outcomes following acute stroke. Unfortunately, alteplase has had limited usage because many patients arrive in an emergency department after the three-hour treatment window. The FDA has also approved two clot removal devices based on the ability to restore circulation. These devices are used up to eight hours after symptom onset. Several approaches to improved acute stroke care are now under way, including extension of the thrombolysis window to 4.5 hours, identification of safer thrombolytic agents and research identifying brain at risk of in ...

Staying Fit to Prevent Stroke

September 29, 2010

A brisk walk for as little as 30 minutes a day can improve your health in many ways and may reduce your risk for stroke. Join me, and one of our exercise physiologists to learn how to stay fit and reduce your risk for stroke. Free blood pressure screening will also be available.

Cherry Hill - Pinard Foyer

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m

For more information, please contact Sherene Schlegel:

sherene.schlegel@swedish.org

Office: 206-320-3484

Specialties

Clinical Interests
  • Alzheimer/Dementia/Memory Loss
  • Aneurysms (Brain/Cerebral)
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Diseases
  • Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Concussion
  • Coronary Bypass
  • Epilepsy
  • Migraines
  • Movement Disorders
  • Moyamoya
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neurology
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Stroke
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Thrombolysis