The Neuroinfectious Diseases Program at Boston Medical Center provides consultation for inpatients and outpatients with a wide breadth of infections in the central nervous system. Our board-certified neurologists have fellowship training in the fields of autoimmune/inflammatory and infectious neurology as well as vascular neurology and neurocritical care creating a unique division able to provide complex neurological care. Our faculty have special interests in the neurological complications of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tropical neurology,neurovascular complications of endocarditis, infectious etiologies of stroke, and neurologic complications of COVID-19.

Areas of Expertise 

  • Neuro-HIV
  • Neurocysticercosis
  • Meningitis
  • Encephalitis (both infectious and autoimmune)
  • COVID-19
  • Infectious Endocarditis


  • Neuroimaging
  • Brain biopsy
  • Lumbar puncture

Special Programs

Our faculty are dual-appointed in the neurology and infectious disease departments at the university, providing cross-disciplinary care.

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Neurology Department

Our Team

Anna M Cervantes-Arslanian, MD

Director of Neurocritical Care & Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts

Special Interests

Critical care and stroke

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Pria Anand, MD

Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Hospital-Based Neurology, Neuro-Infectious Diseases, Autoimmune Encephalitis, HIV, General Neurology

Sergi Martinez-Ramirez, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Neurology

Special Interests

Vascular Neurology, Neuroimmunology, Neurosarcoidosis, General Neurology, Comprehensive Neurology

Research Overview

Our faculty are experts in the neurological complications of COVID-19and actively leading research in this area. In addition, our specialists are conducting research in infections in the neurocritical care unit, infectious causes of stroke, and neurological complications of HIV.

Residency and Fellowship Information

The neuroinfectious disease division faculty participate in the education and training of residents who wish to gain experience in neuroinfectious diseases. Medical students may apply for a two-week electivein neuroinfectious medicine.