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

Diagnostics

  • Neuroimaging
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring
  • Continuous EEG monitoring
  • Transcranial doppler ultrasound

Special Programs

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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Neurology Department

Specialty Clinics

Neurology

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.

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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Ali Daneshmand, MD, MPH

Special Interests

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Stroke, Status Epilepticus, Traumatic Brain Injury, Neuromuscular Failure

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David M Greer, MD

Chair of Neurology

Special Interests

Stroke, Vascular Neurology, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Neurology

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Charlene J Ong, MD, MPHS

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Critical Neurologic Conditions, including Acute Stroke, Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Status Epilepticus, Traumatic Brain Injury

Kushak Suchdev, MD

Neurology Physician

Special Interests

Stroke, Brain Trauma, Brain Aneurysms, Status Epilepticus, Seizures

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Research Overview

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.