Boston Medical Center’s Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center offers a full spectrum of clinical and academic services to provide contemporary treatment for patients with brain, carotid and spinal vascular diseases. We are a multidisciplinary group comprised of stroke neurologists, interventional neuro-radiologists and cerebrovascular neurosurgeons with 24/7 coverage, committed to excellence in patient care, research and education. We achieved Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) certification from the Joint Commission in 2018. We are located in Boston Medical Center’s beautiful Shapiro Center in Boston’s historic South End.

FAST is an easy way to identify a possible stroke

FAST - Signs of a Stroke


Clínicas Especializadas

Tratamientos y Servicios

Protocolo de bobinado

Este es un protocolo de tratamiento y una guía para el tratamiento de la derivación del flujo del aneurisma y del enrollamiento del aneurisma utilizado por nuestro centro.

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CyberKnife para tratar los tumores AVM

Los médicos del Boston Medical Center (BMC) ahora ofrecen a los pacientes una alternativa a la cirugía para tumores y malformaciones arteriovenosas cerebrales (MAV) de difícil acceso. El sistema de radiocirugía robótica CyberKnife es un tratamiento no invasivo para tumores benignos o cancerosos ubicados en casi cualquier parte del cuerpo.

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Cuidado de la columna

La Sección de Neurocirugía Espinal del Boston Medical Center abarca las técnicas más avanzadas para corregir los trastornos quirúrgicos de la columna y la médula espinal.

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Prevención y tratamiento de accidentes cerebrovasculares

El Centro de Tratamiento y Prevención de Accidentes Cerebrovasculares de BMC se dedica a proporcionar las técnicas y tecnologías más avanzadas para fomentar mejores resultados en la atención de los accidentes cerebrovasculares. El Centro de Accidentes Cerebrovasculares hace hincapié en la intervención aguda y participa en ensayos clínicos con el objetivo de optimizar los resultados para los pacientes con accidente cerebrovascular.

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Vertebroplastia (cifoplastia)

La vertebroplastia (cifoplastia) se utiliza para las fracturas por compresión espinal. La osteoporosis es un problema importante para 44 millones de estadounidenses y causa más de 750.000 fracturas por compresión vertebral (FVC) en la columna anualmente. El trauma también puede causar FVC. Estas fracturas provocan dolor de espalda agudo y crónico, pero también se asocian con la inmovilidad del paciente y su morbilidad asociada (trombosis venosa profunda), función respiratoria deteriorada con enfermedad avanzada y dependencia de medicamentos narcóticos.

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Stroke Types and Risks

There are two major types of stroke: hemorrhagic and ischemic. A hemorrhagic stroke refers to bleeding occurring in the brain or in the space surrounding the brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage). Although bleeding in other spaces surrounding the brain may occur (subdural, epidural), this is usually not considered a stroke. An ischemic stroke occurs when there is occlusion of a blood vessel, resulting in lack of blood supply to an area of the brain and death of brain tissue (infarction).

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Stroke and Cerebrovascular Education

The Department of Neurology at Boston Medical Center is affiliated with Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and has a long and distinguished history in both the academic and clinical arenas. Learn about our Vascular Neurology fellowship program.

Stroke and Cerebrovascular Education

To learn about our Neurology residency program, please visit the Neurology section of the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine website.

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Vascular Neurology Fellowship

The Vascular Neurology Fellowship has existed at the Boston Medical Center for more than 20 years, and it has trained stroke fellows continuously for more than 10 years. It is ACGME accredited for one year, and fellows are encouraged to stay for a second research year. Up to two fellows are accepted for clinical training each year. Twenty-three fellows have graduated from the program since 1996, with seven completing two-year fellowships. Ten of the graduates have pursued academic careers.

The strengths of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship include extensive involvement in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of stroke and other cerebrovascular disorders, with exposure to patients in the emergency room, inpatient stroke ward and intensive care unit, and outpatient follow-up clinic. The patient population is very diverse, allowing exposure to uncommon conditions. The program is also integrated with interventional neuroradiological and neurosurgical treatment of these patients.

The education of the stroke fellows also includes intensive exposure to neuroradiology and neurosonology, as well as involvement in multicenter clinical trials. Trainees are strongly encouraged to formulate research projects both at the Boston Medical Center and at the Framingham Heart Study under the direction of the stroke faculty. They frequently present their work at national and international meetings and publish their findings in peer-reviewed medical journals. Bedside teaching and weekly didactic lectures supplement their training.


Applications for 2021 should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). A link to the ERAS system can be found on the NRMP website.


Julie G. Shulman, M.D.
Program Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship
Department of Neurology

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street, C-3
Boston, MA 02118-2394


Above: Dr. Masoud, Dr. Johnsen, Dr. Catanese and Ms. Clark receive the BMC Quality Improvement award for Acute Stroke Management through Simulation Training.

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