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Boston Medical Center’s Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center offers a full spectrum of clinical and academic services to provide contemporary treatment for patients with brain, carotid and spinal vascular diseases. We are a multidisciplinary group comprised of stroke neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists and cerebrovascular neurosurgeons with 24/7 coverage, committed to excellence in patient care, research and education. We are located in Boston Medical Center’s beautiful Shapiro Center in Boston’s historic South End.

Our areas of expertise include:

News & Recent Advances

  • MR CLEAN, ESCAPE, EXTEND IA, SWIFT PRIME, REVASCAT, THRACE studies demonstrates clinical benefit for intra-arterial treatment in stroke patients with large vessel blockage.
  • ISAT and BRAT studies demonstrate clinical benefit to endovascular coiling compared to clipping in patients with ruptured brain aneurysms.
  • BMC House Staff Team awarded 2015 BMC QI award for "Improving Care Among Stroke Patients through a Resident-Based Neurology Handbook"
  • BMC House Staff Team awarded 2014 BMC QI award for Acute Stroke Management through Simulation Training.
  • BMC receives 2013 SCORE (Stroke Collaborative Research for Excellence) Defect-Free Care Award and Highest Performer on NIH Stroke Scale (large volume) award.
  • BMC receives 2012 Get With The Guidelines Gold plus and Target Stroke for tPA administered within 60 minutes Awards from the American Heart Association.
  • Dr. Philip Wolf awarded the Prestigious Robert Wartenberg Lecture for Excellence in Clinical Research at the 2010 American Academy of Neurology annual meeting
  • A patient's story: After a stroke, a family matriarch looks to the future.
  • BMC received the Gold Performance Achievement Award for Stroke
  • BMC offering cyberknife radiosurgery to treat brain AVM and tumors

These achievements, plus countless others demonstrate we are committed to exceptional care, without exception.

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Contact Helena Lau,
Call: 617.414.1171
Fax: 617.638.5354
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