Massachusetts General Hospital Stroke Service

In 2006, the Partners Stroke Team at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital received a 5-year SPOTRIAS award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to perform three inter-related acute stroke research projects. Each of these projects originated in the MGH basic science research laboratories and were completed. In 2011, the team received a second SPOTRIAS award to perform additional acute stroke research projects. Partners Healthcare offers several training programs for fellows: The Acute Stroke Research Fellowship is a one-year program. Licensed and eligible ECFMG certified candidates are eligible. Fellows work directly with the SPOTRIAS Acute Stroke Program Project. The fellowship in Vascular and Critical Care Neurology offers training in the diagnosis and management of patients with stroke as well as patients with life-threatening neurological diseases. Additional areas of training include telemedicine, the performance and interpretation of transcranial doppler ultrasonography, and conducting clinical trials.

Clinical Trials

  • MR RESCUE - Mechanical Retrieval and Recanalization of Stroke Clots Using Embolectomy
  • STOP-IT - The Spot Sign for Predicting and Treating ICH Growth Study
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Current fellows

  1. H. Bart Brouwers, MD
  2. Octavio Marques Pontes-Neto, MD, PhD
  3. Matthew Siket, MD

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