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Boston Medical Center
72 E. Concord St., C-3
Boston, MA 02118

Call: (617) 638-8456
Fax: (617) 638-8465 

Hugo Javier Aparicio, M.D.

Instructor in Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine
Investigator, Framingham Heart Study 
Tel: 617 638-8069
Fax: 617 638-8086

Medical School
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Vascular Neurology, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Framingham Heart Study

Board Certification
Neurology, Vascular Neurology

Special Interests
Neuroepidemiology, obesity and lifestyle risk factors for stroke, minority health disparities, genetics of stroke

Foreign Languages
Fluent in Spanish


Hugo Aparicio, MD, is an Instructor in Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and an Investigator at the Framingham Heart Study.

After graduating from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Aparicio completed a neurology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained subspecialty training at Boston Medical Center, completing a vascular neurology fellowship and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Framingham Heart Study. He is currently a candidate for a Master in Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

In his clinical practice and research activities, Dr. Aparicio works to identify, characterize, and address both traditional and novel risk factors influencing cerebrovascular disease. His role as a clinician at Boston Medical Center involves identifying patients with acute stroke, administering emergent clinical interventions to ameliorate the impact of the disease, and working with patients and families to implement strategies for effective secondary stroke prevention and recovery.

At the Framingham Heart Study, Dr. Aparicio focuses on epidemiology research correlating risk factor data, imaging, biomarkers, and genetic screening that can impact stroke risk and outcomes in neurologic disease. Specifically, his work seeks to improve public health and individual patient care by elucidating the behavioral, environmental, and biological mechanisms behind stroke occurrence, disability, and mortality.


Loomis C, Aparicio H, Price R, Neurology. In: Hitchhiker’s Guide to Internal Medicine, Ed. A. Qasim. Oxford University Press 2010

Bern C, Verastegui M, Gilman RH, Lafuente C, Galdos-Cardenas G, Calderon M, Pacori J, Del Carmen Abastoflor M, Aparicio H, Brady MF, Ferrufino L, Angulo N, Marcus S, Sterling C, Maguire JH. Congenital Trypanosoma cruzi transmission in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Clinical Infectious Disease 49(11):1667-74, 2009.

Fitzwater S, Calderon M, Lafuente C, Galdos-Cardenas G, Ferrufino L, Verastegui M, Gilman RH, Bern C for Chagas Disease Working Group in Peru and Bolivia (Aparicio H, Santa Cruz, Bolivia). Polymerase chain reaction for chronic Trypanosoma cruzi infection yields higher sensitivity in blood clot than buffy coat or whole blood specimens. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 79(5):768-70, 2008


Call: 617.638.8456
Fax: 617.638.8465
Email: stroke@bmc.org

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Department of Neurology
Shapiro Center
7th Floor, Suite 7B
725 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118

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Call: 617.414.1171
Fax: 617.638.5354
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