Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

35 Patient Ratings
19 Patient Comments

Jennifer Juhl Majersik, M.D., M.S.

Chief, Division of Vascular Neurology

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7575 Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Dr. Majersik is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. After receiving her B.S. in Physics from Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, CA), she served in the Air Force as a Scientific Analyst at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base National Air Intelligence Center. In 1997, she attended medical school at University of Vermont (Burlington, VT) where she fell in love with the neurosciences. She completed internship and neurology residency at the University of Utah and then decided to seek additional expertise in stroke by completing a vascular neurology fellowship at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI). While at Michigan, she earned a master's degree in clinical research design and biostatistics through their School of Public Health.

In 2008, Dr. Majersik returned to Salt Lake City to establish her vascular neurology practice within the Stroke Center at the University of Utah. Her clinical practice includes evaluating and treating acute strokes in the hospital and emergency department, managing patients on the inpatient general neurology service, and providing outpatient consultation in the stroke clinic, including urgent referrals. She has a particular interest in rare single gene disorders causing stroke (such as CADASIL), hypercoaguable states (such as Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome), and vascular malformations (such as cavernous malformations and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasias). She also provides emergency consultation to stroke patients at community hospitals via the telestroke network.

In 2010, she became Director of the University of Utah Stroke Center in addition to her position as Fellowship Director. Dr. Majersik is currently studying the genetic underpinnings of stroke in large families in Utah and more common polygenetic disorders leading to increased risk of stroke.

She lives here in Salt Lake City and enjoys hiking the mountains and raising her family.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Vascular Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Vascular Neurology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.9
My confidence in doctor
4.9
Time doctor spent with me
4.9
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.9
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.9
Wait time at clinic
4.1
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

September 03, 2013

Amazing experience. Answered all of our questions. Very thorough.

September 01, 2013

I have recommeded her to other people in the past and will continue to.

August 22, 2013

I was impressed with the attention I received.

June 08, 2013

Dr. Majersik made me feel comfortable and was very nice.

April 18, 2013

She is a great Dr. and very bright. She was friendly and I felt like she really cared. She spent a long time going through my records, formulating a plan of care, and answering my questions and explaining my condition. She was very straighforward about explaining what she can and cannot treat, as well as explaining what her thoughts were to help my symptoms as naturally as possible and progressing from there.

March 28, 2013

Excellent

March 02, 2013

It was wonderful to have a doctor actually communicateâ¿¿to tell me, and show me what she could see in my scans. I really appreciated having the doctor treat me like a real person with real concerns who deserved to be treated with kindness, friendliness, and respect.

February 05, 2013

Dr Majersik is very thorough, concerned and patient.

January 31, 2013

care provider is top notch i couldn't find a better person/doctor and i appreciat the way she handals q's and able to explain things to me and my wife to understand

November 15, 2012

I was extremely comfortable with both my doctor and her, at this point, struggling student.

October 19, 2012

Every one provided the best care and concern.

July 13, 2012

Good

July 12, 2012

The facility and personell are very profectinal and great people skills

June 27, 2012

This was a very enlightening experience and I understand my condition much better now.

May 08, 2012

we generally have a short wait to see her but then she spends lots of time with us and is never rushed. She is definitely worth waiting for.

April 30, 2012

Dr. Majercik covered every aspect of my stroke followup in a professional and friendly manner. She was very clear about what happened, the med's for the past month, getting the preliminary report from e-Cardio to show wave forms out of normal pattern over the past month, and sending me out with her specific follow-up actions regarding consultation with others and reevaluating the coumadin vs. aspirin medication plan. She is an excellent representative of the neurology department.

April 23, 2012

This entire clinic was outstanding; from the registration to the physician who was incredible. The difference between this clinic and the Neurology Memory program in research park is unbelivievable. Thank-you

March 05, 2012

Waiting fro the resules of the test ordered by my care provider.

January 30, 2012

Dr. Majersik was very personable. As the student gave her information about our visit, we were invited to correct or clarify. Dr. M. called up Jim's MRI results and took time to show them to us. She explained some trial research he might like to participate in and explained additional tests she wanted him to have.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Neurogenetics
  • Epidemiology
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Human Population Genetics
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • International Health
  • Stroke
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Telehealth

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Vascular Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Vascular Neurology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-9935 Clinical Neurosciences Center
University of Utah Neurology
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Majersik is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. After receiving her B.S. in Physics from Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, CA) in 1992, she served in the Air Force as a Scientific Analyst at the National Air Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In 2001, she received her Medical Degree at University of Vermont (Burlington, VT) and completed internship and neurology residency at the University of Utah, graduating in 2005. She completed a vascular neurology fellowship at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) under the mentorship of Dr. Lewis Morgenstern. While at Michigan, she earned a master's degree in clinical research design and biostatistics through their School of Public Health.

In 2008, Dr. Majersik returned to Salt Lake City to establish her vascular neurology practice within the Stroke Center at the University of Utah. Her clinical practice includes evaluating and treating acute strokes in the hospital and emergency department, managing patients on the inpatient general neurology service, and providing outpatient consultation in the stroke clinic, including urgent referrals. She has a particular clinical interest in rare single gene disorders causing stroke (such as CADASIL), hypercoaguable states (such as Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome), and vascular malformations (such as cavernous malformations and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasias). She also provides emergency consultation to stroke patients at community hospitals via the University of Utah telestroke network.

She has been the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Director since 2009. Under her direction, the fellowship became ACGME-accredited in 2010. Her graduates have gone on to become regional leaders in stroke care and academic strokologists. In 2010, she also became Director of the University of Utah Stroke Center. As such, she leads the University of Utah efforts at maintenance of Joint Commission disease-specific certification by providing excellent stroke care to all patients; directs the University Telestroke Program; provides regional education to community physicians on stroke care; and manages the array of clinical trials the University offers to stroke patients. Dr. Majersik is also a regional leader of stroke care, serving as the Chairwoman of the Utah Stroke Task Force since 2010.

Dr. Majersik's independent research is focused on studying the genetic underpinnings of stroke in large families in Utah. Specifically, she is using the Utah Population Database to identify families at high risk for stroke and using clinical records to phenotype their stroke type. She has developed a Stroke Biobank of the University stroke patients which will be used in the future when doing genetic analysis of these families. She also mentors neurology residents and stroke fellows in their independent research, on topics as diverse as: safety of heparin protocols, stroke rates in patients with left ventricular assist devices, and hemorrhagic complications in patients with infective endocarditis.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Michigan
Clinical Research/Stat Aly
M.S.
Fellowship University of Michigan
Vascular Neurology
Fellow
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Neurology
Resident
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical University of Vermont College of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Harvey Mudd College
Physics
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Zahuranec DB, Majersik J(2012)Percentage of Acute Stroke Patients Eligible for Endovascular Treatment Neurology.  Neurology, 79(13 Suppl 1),S22-5
  2. Cantu-Brito C, Majersik JJ, Sanchez BN, Ruano A, Becerra-Mendoza D, Wing JJ, Morgenstern L(2011)Door-to-door capture of incident and prevalent stroke cases in Durango, Mexico: the Brain Attack Surveillance in Durango Study.  Stroke, 42(3),601-6
  3. Nelson RE, Saltzman GM, Skalabrin EJ, Demaerschalk BM, Majersik J(2011)The cost-effectiveness of telestroke in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke.  Neurology, 77(17),1590-8
  4. Cantu-Brito C, Majersik JJ, Sánchez BN, Ruano A, Quiñones G, ArzolaJ, Morgenstern L(2010)Hospitalized Stroke Surveillance in the Community of Durango, Mexico – the Brain Attack Surveillance in Durango (BASID) Study  Stroke, 41(5),878-884
  5. Arsava EM, Ballabio E, Benner T, Cole JW, Delgado-Martinez MP, Dichgans M, Fazekas F, Furie KL, Illoh KL, Jood K, Kittner S, Lindgren AG, Majersik JJ, Macleod MJ, Meurer WJ, Montaner JJ, Olugbodi AA, Pasdar A, Redfors P, Schmidt R, Sharma P, Singhal AB, Sorensen AG, Sudlow C, Thijs V, Worrall BB, Rosand J, Ay H and On behalf of the International Stroke Genetics Consortiu(2010)The Causative Classification of Stroke System: An International Reliability and Optimization Study  Neurology, 751277–1284
  6. Brown DL, Zahuranec DB, Majersik JJ, Wren PA, Gruis KL, Zupancic M, Lisabeth L(2009)Risk of sleep apnea in orchestra members.  Sleep Medicine, 10(6),657-660
  7. Lisabeth LD, Brown DL, Hughes R, Majersik JJ, Morgenstern L(2009)Acute stroke symptoms: comparing women and men.  Stroke, 40(6),2031-6
  8. Meurer WJ, Sanchez BN, Smith MA, Lisabeth LD, Majersik JJ, Brown DL, Uchino K,Bonikowski FP, Mendizabal JE, Zahuranec DB, Morgenstern LB(2009)Predicting ischaemic stroke subtype from presenting systolic blood pressure: the BASIC Project.  Journal of Internal Medicine, 265(3),388-96
  9. Brown DL, Morgenstern LB, Majersik JJ, Kleerekoper M, Lisabeth L(2008)Risk of fractures after stroke.  Cerebrovascular Diseases (electronic), 25(1-2),95-9
  10. Majersik JJ, Silbergleit R, Meurer WJ, Brown DL, Lisabeth LD, Morgenstern L(2008)Public health impact of full implementation of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest.  Resuscitation, 77(2),189-94
  11. Conley KM, Majersik JJ, Gonzales NR, Maddox KE, Pary JK, Brown DL, Moye LA, Espinosa N, Grotta JC, Morgenstern L(2008)Kids Identifying and Defeating Stroke (KIDS): Development and Implementation of a Multiethnic Health Education Intervention to Increase Stroke Awareness Among Middle School Students and Their Parents.  Health Promotion Practice,
  12. Lisabeth LD, Escobar JD, Dvonch JT, Sanchez BN, Majersik JJ, Brown DL, Smith MA, Morgenstern L(2008)Ambient air pollution and risk for ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack.  Annals of Neurology, 64(1),53-9
  13. Lisabeth LD, Peyser PA, Long JC, Majersik JJ, Smith MA, Morgenstern L(2008)Stroke Among Siblings in a Bi-ethnic Community  Neuroepidemiology, 3133-38
  14. Majersik JJ, Caravati EM, Steffens J(2007)Severe neurotoxicity associated with exposure to the solvent 1-bromopropane (n-propyl bromide).  Clinical Toxicology, 45(3),270-6
  15. Meurer WJ, Frederiksen SM, Majersik JJ, Zhang L, Sandretto A, Scott P(2007)Qualitative data collection and analysis methods: the INSTINCT trial.  Academic Emergency Medicine, 14(11),1064-71
  16. Majersik JJ, Smith MA, Zahuranec DB, Sanchez BN, Morgenstern L(2007)Population-based analysis of the impact of expanding the time window for acute stroke treatment.  Stroke, 38(12),3213-7
  17. Pribble JM, Goldstein KM, Majersik JJ, Barsan WG, Brown DL, Morgenstern L(2006)Stroke information reported on local television news: a national perspective.  Stroke, 37(6),1556-7

Review

  1. Majersik JJ, Skalabrin E(2006)Single-gene stroke disorders.  Seminars in Neurology, 26(1),33-48

Abstract

  1. Majersik JJ, Jex RF, Skalabrin EJ, Taillac P(2012)Development and Initial Results of an Inclusive State-Wide Approach to Stroke Care  ,
  2. Nelson RE, Saltzman G, Skalabrin EJ, Majersik J(2010)Cost-Effectiveness of Telestroke for Ischemic Stroke: A Literature-Based Decision-Analytic Model. International Stroke Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA  ,
  3. Cantu CB, Majersik JJ, Sanchez BS, Morgenstern L(2009)Physician Perception of Acute Stroke Care in a Mexican Community, American Academy of Neurology, Seattle, WA, USA.  ,

Poster

  1. Majersik JJ, Cannon-Albright L(2012)Large Pedigrees at High Risk of Early Stroke Death  ,

Clinical Trials

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