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
Neurosurgery


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

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  1. 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
     
  2. 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. 2020 Oct 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33223127
     
  3. 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 Dec; 62(6):E87-E88.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32954519
     
  4. 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
     
  5. 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
     
  6. Ong CJ. Quantitative Pupillometry: A Prognostic Tool for Cardiac Arrest and Refractory Cardiogenic Shock Undergoing VA-ECMO Therapy. Chest. 2020 May; 157(5):1049-1050. PMID: 32386622
     
  7. Barra ME, Feske SK, Sylvester KW, Ong C, Culbreth SE, Krause P, Henderson GV, Rybak E. Fibrinogen Concentrate for the Treatment of Thrombolysis-Associated Hemorrhage in Adult Ischemic Stroke Patients. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2020 Jan-Dec; 26:1076029620951867. PMID: 32946279
     
  8. Ong C, Hutch M, Smirnakis S. The Effect of Ambient Light Conditions on Quantitative Pupillometry. Neurocrit Care. 2019 04; 30(2):316-321. PMID: 30218349
     
  9. Ong C, Hutch M, Barra M, Kim A, Zafar S, Smirnakis S. Effects of Osmotic Therapy on Pupil Reactivity: Quantification Using Pupillometry in Critically Ill Neurologic Patients. Neurocrit Care. 2019 04; 30(2):307-315. PMID: 30298336
     
  10. Ong C. Response to "Letter to the Editor" by Couret et al. Neurocrit Care. 2019 04; 30(2):494. PMID: 30644038
     
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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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