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The Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center Team

Stroke Service


David M Greer, MD, MA, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests:

Stroke, Vascular Neurology, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Neurology


Gioacchino G Curiale, MD, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Chief and Medical Director of Stroke Services
Special Interests: Stroke

Viken L Babikian, MD, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Co-Director, Stroke Service
Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Stroke, Internal carotid artery stenosis, Brain aneurysm

Jose R Romero, MD, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Associate Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Ma
Special Interests: Neurology; Vascular neurology

Thanh Nguyen, MD, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Director, Interventional Neuroradiology and Interventional Neurology

Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Magazine Top Docs
Special Interests:

Acute stroke intervention; Cerebral aneurysms and AVMs; Carotid stenting; Dural AV fistulas, Embolization of nose bleeds & head/neck tumors; Neurocritical care; Vasospasm; Vertebroplasty


Hugo J Aparicio, MD, MPH, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts
Special Interests: Stroke, Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Cerebrovascular Disease, Cerebrovascular Accident

Julie G Shulman, MD, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests:

Stroke, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Brain Aneurysm, Neurology


Anna M Cervantes-Arslanian, MD, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Director of Neurocritical Care & Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts
Special Interests: Critical care and stroke

Additional Stroke Service Team Members

Emily Hamlyn, NP
Kendra Brady, NP
Helena Lau, RN, MSPH
Marci Leifson, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BS
Argita Domazeti, Quality Improvement Assistant


Neurocritical Care


David M Greer, MD, MA, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests:

Stroke, Vascular Neurology, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Neurology


Anna M Cervantes-Arslanian, MD, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Director of Neurocritical Care & Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts
Special Interests: Critical care and stroke

Courtney E Takahashi, MD, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts

Charlene J Ong, MD, MPHS, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
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

Stroke Research Faculty at Framingham

Philip A. Wolf, MD


Jose R Romero, MD, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Associate Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Ma
Special Interests: Neurology; Vascular neurology

Hugo J Aparicio, MD, MPH, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts
Special Interests: Stroke, Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Cerebrovascular Disease, Cerebrovascular Accident

Stroke Fellows

Virginia Roberts, MD
Sharjeel Panwani, MD


Interventional Neuroradiology/ Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology


Thanh Nguyen, MD, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Director, Interventional Neuroradiology and Interventional Neurology

Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Magazine Top Docs
Special Interests:

Acute stroke intervention; Cerebral aneurysms and AVMs; Carotid stenting; Dural AV fistulas, Embolization of nose bleeds & head/neck tumors; Neurocritical care; Vasospasm; Vertebroplasty


Mohamad K Abdalkader, MD, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Stroke, Cerebral Aneurysms, Arteriovenous Malformations, Arteriovenous Fistula, Vertebroplasty

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery


James W Holsapple, MD, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery/Program Director, Neurological Surgery

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Boston Magazine Top Docs
Special Interests:

Brain Tumors, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Brain Trauma, Cerebral Aneurysm, Trigeminal Neurlagia


Justin M Moore, MD, PhD, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Aneurysms, Stroke, Brain Tumors, Pituitary Tumors, Spine

Thanh Nguyen, MD, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Director, Interventional Neuroradiology and Interventional Neurology

Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Magazine Top Docs
Special Interests:

Acute stroke intervention; Cerebral aneurysms and AVMs; Carotid stenting; Dural AV fistulas, Embolization of nose bleeds & head/neck tumors; Neurocritical care; Vasospasm; Vertebroplasty


Mohamad K Abdalkader, MD, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Stroke, Cerebral Aneurysms, Arteriovenous Malformations, Arteriovenous Fistula, Vertebroplasty

Emergency Medicine

Sophia Dyer, MD, FACEP


Lauren M Nentwich, MD, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Instructor of Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests:

Emergency Medicine


Evan R Berg, MD, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts

Research

Helena Lau, RN, MsPH
Research Manager, Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care
[email protected]
617-414-1171

Saleh Abbas, MD, BS
Study Coordinator
[email protected]
617-638-5492


Former Fellows

Syed Abbas, MD
Hugo J Aparicio, MD
Erica Camargo, MD PhD
Anna Cervantes, MD
Feliks Koyfman, MD
Yih Lin Nien, MD
Hesham Masoud, MD
Sumeet Multani, MD
Varun Naragum, MD
Rodica Petrea, MD
Aleksandra Pikula, MD
Rafael Romero, MD 
Rony Salem, MD
Courtney Scott, MD, FRCPc
Malveeka Sharma, MD
Ashkan Shoamanesh, MD, FRCPc
Julie G Shulman, MD
Abdullah Tawakul, MD
Nicholas Tarlov, MD
Barbara Voetsch, MD PhD 


Stroke team photo picturing all providers

Boston Medical Center Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center is a multidisciplinary group comprised of stroke neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists and cerebrovascular neurosurgeons committed to excellence in patient care, research and education.

We are proud of our outcomes and the life-long relationships we have established with our patients and referring physicians.