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The Neurocritical Care Program at Boston Medical Center provides expert intensive care in our Neurocritical Care ICU. Our closed-door neurocritical care unit is staffed by board-certified neurointensivists and specialty-trained nurse practitioners to deliver cutting edge emergency neurological care, with 24/7 inpatient hospital coverage. Our team consists of expert clinicians as well as clinician researchers who advance the field of neurocritical care.
Areas of Expertise
- Acute ischemic stoke
- Acute intracranial hemorrhage
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage
- Traumatic brain and spinal cord injury
- Status epilepticus
- CNS Infections
- Neuromuscular emergencies
- CNS Inflammatory, Neoplastic, and Demyelinating diseases
- Brain injury post-cardiac arrest
- Peri-operative neurosurgical management
- Intracranial pressure monitoring
- Continuous EEG monitoring
- Transcranial doppler ultrasound
Our Neurocritical Care faculty staffs an outpatient clinic to evaluate and manage patients after they are discharged from the Neurointensive Care Unit to offer continuity of care.
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The Neurology Department offers a full spectrum of neurological care, including examination, diagnostic evaluation, consultation, treatment, comprehensive follow-up, and rehabilitation recommendations for disorders of the nervous system.
Critical care and stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Stroke, Status Epilepticus, Traumatic Brain Injury, Neuromuscular Failure
Stroke, Vascular Neurology, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Neurology
Critical Neurologic Conditions, including Acute Stroke, Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Status Epilepticus, Traumatic Brain Injury
Stroke, Brain Trauma, Brain Aneurysms, Status Epilepticus, Seizures
Our specialists are investigators in several key areas in neurocritical care, including neuroprognostication after critical injury, temperature management following severe stroke, the use of pupillometry in critically ill patients, sequelae of traumatic brain injury, nuanced effects of neurosurgical interventions, and neurocritical care education. Our specialists are funded by national awards including the coveted career development K award.
Residency and Fellowship Information
Education and Training
Our Neurocritical Care Fellowship is a United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties-accredited two-year program.
In addition, the neurocritical care division faculty participate in the education and training of residents as they complete their required clinical rotations in the neurocritical care unit. Medical students may apply for a two-week neurocritical care elective. Trainees are invited to participate in neurocritical care case conferences and morbidity and mortality conferences.