PEORIA — Dr. Arun Talkad has been named Ministry Medical Director of Stroke for OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute.

In that role, Talkad will oversee and help determine how to standardize and optimize stroke care for the 12 hospitals in the OSF HealthCare system outside of Peoria. The communities have a range of hospital services with varying degrees of access to medical care, particularly for the more rural areas of Illinois.

Prior to his new role, Talkad was a Stroke Fellow and attending neurologist at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Most recently he was Stroke Medical Director and attending neurologist at hospitals in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens in Florida. He is board certified in neurology and neurocritical care.