Charlene J. Ong, MD, MPHS
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Neurology

MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Charlene Ong, MD, MPHS, received her undergraduate degree at University of Pennsylvania, her MD at Columbia University and her Master's in Population Health Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University and a clinical Neurointensive Care Physician at Boston Medical Center. She is also a Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on the development and validation of data-driven tools to support clinical decision making in patients with catastrophic neurologic injury including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, traumatic brain injury and anoxic brain injury. She has received foundational support from the American Brain Foundation, Philips-MIT, and the Peter-Paul Career Development Committee. She is additionally supported by Boston University CTSI through a pilot grant and a KL2. Her aim is to build a robust ICU data science program and follow a K-track path toward the eventual goal of becoming an independently funded researcher and recognized leader in the field.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine

Visiting Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2020-2021 Boston University: CTSI Pilot Grant
2020-2021 Boston University, Department of Neurology: Simon Grinspoon Grant
2020-2022 Boston University: KL2
2018 “Neurology on the Hill”: American Academy of Neurology
2018-2019 Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Philips-MIT Clinician Investigator Award
2018-2021 Boston University : Peter Paul Young Investigator Award
2017-2018 American Brain Foundation: American Brain Foundation Crowd-Sourcing Grant Award
2015 Washington University School of Medicine: Chief Resident of Education
2015-2016 American Academy of Neurology: Enhanced Leadership Award
2014 Washington University School of Medicine: Irwin Levy Teaching Prize
2014 Washington University School of Medicine: Resident of The Year
2012 Columbia University: Herbert J. Bartelstone Award in Pharmacology
2002 University of Pennsylvania: Benjamin Franklin Scholar
2002 Wharton School of Business: Joseph Wharton Scholar

Dynamic Risk Prediction of Life-Threatening Mass Effect After Ischemic Stroke
04/01/2021 - 03/31/2026 (PI)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS


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2021 Dynamic Risk Prediction of Life-Threatening Mass Effect After Ischemic Stroke 1K23NS116033-01A1

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  1. Prescott BR, Saglam H, Duskin JA, Miller MI, Thakur AS, Gholap EA, Hutch MR, Smirnakis SM, Zafar SF, Dupuis J, Benjamin EJ, Greer DM, Ong CJ. Anisocoria and Poor Pupil Reactivity by Quantitative Pupillometry in Patients With Intracranial Pathology. Crit Care Med. 2021 Sep 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34637415
  2. Arandela K, Samudrala S, Abdalkader M, Anand P, Daneshmand A, Dasenbrock H, Nguyen T, Ong C, Takahashi C, Shulman J, Babi MA, Sivakumar S, Shah N, Jain S, Anand S, Nobleza COS, Shekhar S, Venkatasubramanian C, Salahuddin H, Taqi MA, Nour HA, Nofar JB, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome in Patients with Coronavirus Disease: A Multicenter Case Series. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Dec; 30(12):106118.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34560378; PMCID: PMC8445803; DOI: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2021.106118;
  3. Sreekrishnan A, Ong CJ, Mahajan R, Prescott B, Smirnakis SM, Bevers MB, Feske SK, Snider SB. Subcortical Sparing Associated with Ambulatory Independence after Hemicraniectomy for Malignant Infarction. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Aug; 30(8):105850.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34000606
  4. Takahashi CE, Virmani D, Chung DY, Ong C, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Blunt and Penetrating Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurol Clin. 2021 05; 39(2):443-469.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33896528
  5. Anand P, Zakaria A, Benameur K, Ong C, Putman M, O'Shea S, Greer D, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Myoclonus in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Multicenter Case Series. Crit Care Med. 2020 11; 48(11):1664-1669.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32804787; PMCID: PMC7448712; DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004570;
  6. Abdalkader M, Samuelsen BT, Moore JM, Cervantes-Arslanian A, Ong CJ, Setty BN, Mian AZ, Nguyen TN. Ruptured Spinal Aneurysms: Diagnosis and Management Paradigms. World Neurosurg. 2021 02; 146:e368-e377.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33223127
  7. Nwajei F, Anand P, Abdalkader M, Andreu Arasa VC, Aparicio HJ, Behbahani S, Curiale G, Daneshmand A, Dasenbrock H, Mayo T, Mian A, Nguyen T, Ong C, Romero JR, Sakai O, Takahashi C, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Cerebral Venous Sinus Thromboses in Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Three Cases and a Review of the Literature. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 Dec; 29(12):105412.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33254367; PMCID: PMC7571902; DOI: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.105412;
  8. Anand P, Slama MCC, Kaku M, Ong C, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Zhou L, David WS, Guidon AC. Comment on COVID-19 in patients with myasthenia gravis: Author response. Muscle Nerve. 2020 12; 62(6):E87-E88.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32954519
  9. Ong CJ, Orfanoudaki A, Zhang R, Caprasse FPM, Hutch M, Ma L, Fard D, Balogun O, Miller MI, Minnig M, Saglam H, Prescott B, Greer DM, Smirnakis S, Bertsimas D. Machine learning and natural language processing methods to identify ischemic stroke, acuity and location from radiology reports. PLoS One. 2020; 15(6):e0234908.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32559211; PMCID: PMC7304623; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0234908;
  10. Anand P, Slama MCC, Kaku M, Ong C, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Zhou L, David WS, Guidon AC. COVID-19 in patients with myasthenia gravis. Muscle Nerve. 2020 08; 62(2):254-258.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32392389; PMCID: PMC7272991; DOI: 10.1002/mus.26918;
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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurocritical Care Physician at Boston University School of Medicine. I am also a Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Visiting Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My research involves identifying cerebral edema progression through the analysis of novel biomarkers and machine learning methods. I was Chief Resident of Education during my final year of residency at Washington University School of Medicine, Resident of the Year as determined by the Medical School Class of 2016, and recipient of the Enhanced Leadership Award by the American Academy of Neurology in 2016. I am dedicated to advising and mentoring trainees at all stages, and am happy to assist with sharing my experiences and insights as an early-stage clinical-investigator and to help young professionals advance and achieve their professional and personal goals.

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