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Jose Rafael Romero, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentNeurology
Address75 E. Newton St Collamore Building
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-7772
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-1101-2950
Other Positions
InstitutionFramingham Heart Study

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Expertise includes: Cerebrovascular disease; Stroke prevention; Study of subclinical cerebrovascular disease in an epidemiological context; Brain recovery.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Cerebral microbleeds
  • Stroke
  • Subclinical cerebropvascular disease
 Publications
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  1. Dufouil C, Beiser AS, McClure LA, Wolf PA, Tzourio C, Howard VJ, Westwood AJ, Himali JJ, Sullivan LM, Aparicio HJ, Kelly-Hayes M, Ritchie K, Kase CS, Pikula A, Romero JR, D'Agostino RB, Samieri C, Vasan RS, ChĂȘne G, Howard G, Seshadri S. A Revised Framingham Stroke Risk Profile to Reflect Temporal Trends. Circulation. 2017 Feb 03. PMID: 28159800.
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  2. Lioutas VA, Beiser A, Himali J, Aparicio H, Romero JR, DeCarli C, Seshadri S. Lacunar Infarcts and Intracerebral Hemorrhage Differences: A Nested Case-Control Analysis in the FHS (Framingham Heart Study). Stroke. 2017 Feb; 48(2):486-489. PMID: 28008091.
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  3. Baudrand R, Gupta N, Garza AE, Vaidya A, Leopold JA, Hopkins PN, Jeunemaitre X, Ferri C, Romero JR, Williams J, Loscalzo J, Adler GK, Williams GH, Pojoga LH. Caveolin 1 Modulates Aldosterone-Mediated Pathways of Glucose and Lipid Homeostasis. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Sep 28; 5(10). PMID: 27680666.
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  4. Shoamanesh A, Preis SR, Beiser AS, Kase CS, Wolf PA, Vasan RS, Benjamin EJ, Seshadri S, Romero JR. Circulating biomarkers and incident ischemic stroke in the Framingham Offspring Study. Neurology. 2016 Sep 20; 87(12):1206-11. PMID: 27558379.
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  5. Shoamanesh A, Catanese L, Romero JR, Lau H, Babikian VL, Benavente OR, Kase CS, Pikula A. High Prevalence of Cerebral Microbleeds in Inner City Young Stroke Patients. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016 Apr; 25(4):733-8. PMID: 26775270.
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  6. Zhu S, McClure LA, Lau H, Romero JR, White CL, Babikian V, Nguyen T, Benavente OR, Kase CS, Pikula A. Recurrent vascular events in lacunar stroke patients with metabolic syndrome and/or diabetes. Neurology. 2015 Sep 15; 85(11):935-41. PMID: 26296518.
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  7. Saber H, Himali JJ, Shoamanesh A, Beiser A, Pikula A, Harris TB, Roubenoff R, Romero JR, Kase CS, Vasan RS, Seshadri S. Serum Leptin Levels and the Risk of Stroke: The Framingham Study. Stroke. 2015 Oct; 46(10):2881-5. PMID: 26337973.
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  8. Shoamanesh A, Preis SR, Beiser AS, Vasan RS, Benjamin EJ, Kase CS, Wolf PA, DeCarli C, Romero JR, Seshadri S. Inflammatory biomarkers, cerebral microbleeds, and small vessel disease: Framingham Heart Study. Neurology. 2015 Feb 24; 84(8):825-32. PMID: 25632086.
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  9. Garza AE, Rariy CM, Sun B, Williams JS, Lasky-Su J, Baudrand R, Yao T, Moize B, Hafiz WM, Romero JR, Adler GK, Ferri C, Hopkins PN, Pojoga LH, Williams GH. Variants in striatin gene are associated with salt-sensitive blood pressure in mice and humans. Hypertension. 2015 Jan; 65(1):211-7. PMID: 25368024.
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  10. Shoamanesh A, Masoud H, Furey K, Duerfeldt K, Lau H, Romero JR, Pikula A, Teal P, Nguyen TN, Kase CS, Babikian VL. Larger A1/M1 diameter ratio predicts embolic anterior cerebral artery territorial stroke. Stroke. 2014 Sep; 45(9):2798-800. PMID: 25082805.
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  11. Shoamanesh A, Romero JR, Kase CS. Spontaneous cervical spinal epidural hematoma mimicking acute stroke. Can J Neurol Sci. 2014 Jul; 41(4):533-4. PMID: 24878486.
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  12. Romero JR, Wolf PA. Epidemiology of Stroke: Legacy of the Framingham Heart Study. Glob Heart. 2013 Mar 01; 8(1):67-75. PMID: 23527318.
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  13. Lioutas V, Romero JR, Kleinman MS, Wang JW, Perloff MD. Clinical Reasoning: a 54-year-old man with unilateral weakness and vascular risk factors. Neurology. 2012 Jul 24; 79(4):e28-32. PMID: 22826547.
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  14. Fornage M, Debette S, Bis JC, Schmidt H, Ikram MA, Dufouil C, Sigurdsson S, Lumley T, DeStefano AL, Fazekas F, Vrooman HA, Shibata DK, Maillard P, Zijdenbos A, Smith AV, Gudnason H, de Boer R, Cushman M, Mazoyer B, Heiss G, Vernooij MW, Enzinger C, Glazer NL, Beiser A, Knopman DS, Cavalieri M, Niessen WJ, Harris TB, Petrovic K, Lopez OL, Au R, Lambert JC, Hofman A, Gottesman RF, Garcia M, Heckbert SR, Atwood LD, Catellier DJ, Uitterlinden AG, Yang Q, Smith NL, Aspelund T, Romero JR, Rice K, Taylor KD, Nalls MA, Rotter JI, Sharrett R, van Duijn CM, Amouyel P, Wolf PA, Gudnason V, van der Lugt A, Boerwinkle E, Psaty BM, Seshadri S, Tzourio C, Breteler MM, Mosley TH, Schmidt R, Longstreth WT, DeCarli C, Launer LJ. Genome-wide association studies of cerebral white matter lesion burden: the CHARGE consortium. Ann Neurol. 2011 Jun; 69(6):928-39. PMID: 21681796.
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  15. Romero JR, Ramirez DM, Aglio LS, Gugino LD. Brain mapping using transcranial magnetic stimulation. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2011 Apr; 22(2):141-52, vii. PMID: 21435567.
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  16. Petrea RE, Koyfman F, Pikula A, Romero JR, Viereck J, Babikian VL, Kase CS, Nguyen TN. Acute stroke, catheter related venous thrombosis, and paradoxical cerebral embolism: report of two cases. J Neuroimaging. 2013 Jan; 23(1):111-4. PMID: 21281383.
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  17. Pikula A, Stefanidou M, Romero JR, Kase CS. Pure motor upper limb weakness and infarction in the precentral gyrus: mechanisms of stroke. J Vasc Interv Neurol. 2011 Jan; 4(1):10-3. PMID: 22518261.
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  18. Seshadri S, Beiser A, Pikula A, Himali JJ, Kelly-Hayes M, Debette S, DeStefano AL, Romero JR, Kase CS, Wolf PA. Parental occurrence of stroke and risk of stroke in their children: the Framingham study. Circulation. 2010 Mar 23; 121(11):1304-12. PMID: 20212282.
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  19. Debette S, Beiser A, DeCarli C, Au R, Himali JJ, Kelly-Hayes M, Romero JR, Kase CS, Wolf PA, Seshadri S. Association of MRI markers of vascular brain injury with incident stroke, mild cognitive impairment, dementia, and mortality: the Framingham Offspring Study. Stroke. 2010 Apr; 41(4):600-6. PMID: 20167919.
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  20. Debette S, Bis JC, Fornage M, Schmidt H, Ikram MA, Sigurdsson S, Heiss G, Struchalin M, Smith AV, van der Lugt A, DeCarli C, Lumley T, Knopman DS, Enzinger C, Eiriksdottir G, Koudstaal PJ, DeStefano AL, Psaty BM, Dufouil C, Catellier DJ, Fazekas F, Aspelund T, Aulchenko YS, Beiser A, Rotter JI, Tzourio C, Shibata DK, Tscherner M, Harris TB, Rivadeneira F, Atwood LD, Rice K, Gottesman RF, van Buchem MA, Uitterlinden AG, Kelly-Hayes M, Cushman M, Zhu Y, Boerwinkle E, Gudnason V, Hofman A, Romero JR, Lopez O, van Duijn CM, Au R, Heckbert SR, Wolf PA, Mosley TH, Seshadri S, Breteler MM, Schmidt R, Launer LJ, Longstreth WT. Genome-wide association studies of MRI-defined brain infarcts: meta-analysis from the CHARGE Consortium. Stroke. 2010 Feb; 41(2):210-7. PMID: 20044523.
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  21. Romero JR, Pikula A, Nguyen TN, Nien YL, Norbash A, Babikian VL. Cerebral collateral circulation in carotid artery disease. Curr Cardiol Rev. 2009 Nov; 5(4):279-88. PMID: 21037845.
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  22. Romero JR, Frey JL, Schwamm LH, Demaerschalk BM, Chaliki HP, Parikh G, Burke RF, Babikian VL. Cerebral ischemic events associated with 'bubble study' for identification of right to left shunts. Stroke. 2009 Jul; 40(7):2343-8. PMID: 19498192.
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  23. Romero JR, Beiser A, Seshadri S, Benjamin EJ, Polak JF, Vasan RS, Au R, DeCarli C, Wolf PA. Carotid artery atherosclerosis, MRI indices of brain ischemia, aging, and cognitive impairment: the Framingham study. Stroke. 2009 May; 40(5):1590-6. PMID: 19265054.
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  24. Romero JR, Vasan RS, Beiser AS, Au R, Benjamin EJ, DeCarli C, Wolf PA, Seshadri S. Association of matrix metalloproteinases with MRI indices of brain ischemia and aging. Neurobiol Aging. 2010 Dec; 31(12):2128-35. PMID: 19128858.
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  25. Romero JR, Vasan RS, Beiser AS, Polak JF, Benjamin EJ, Wolf PA, Seshadri S. Association of carotid artery atherosclerosis with circulating biomarkers of extracellular matrix remodeling: the Framingham Offspring Study. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2008 Nov-Dec; 17(6):412-7. PMID: 18984437.
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  26. Romero JR, Morris J, Pikula A. Stroke prevention: modifying risk factors. Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2008 Aug; 2(4):287-303. PMID: 19124428.
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  27. Romero JR. Prevention of ischemic stroke: overview of traditional risk factors. Curr Drug Targets. 2007 Jul; 8(7):794-801. PMID: 17630932.
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  28. Romero JR, Sakai O, Rice MB, Babikian VL. Intracranial hemorrhage sparing meningioma in an anticoagulated patient. J Neuroimaging. 2007 Jul; 17(3):246-50. PMID: 17608911.
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