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 Visiting Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on prediction of neurologic deterioration 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. 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

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 Aug 14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32804787
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Ong C. Response to "Letter to the Editor" by Couret et al. Neurocrit Care. 2019 04; 30(2):494. PMID: 30644038
  8. Ong CJ, Gluckstein J, Laurido-Soto O, Yan Y, Dhar R, Lee JM. Enhanced Detection of Edema in Malignant Anterior Circulation Stroke (EDEMA) Score: A Risk Prediction Tool. Stroke. 2017 07; 48(7):1969-1972. PMID: 28487333; DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.016733;
  9. Ong CJ, Dhand A, Diringer MN. Early Withdrawal Decision-Making in Patients with Coma After Cardiac Arrest: A Qualitative Study of Intensive Care Clinicians. Neurocrit Care. 2016 10; 25(2):258-65. PMID: 27112149; DOI: 10.1007/s12028-016-0275-5;
  10. Ong CJ, Yarbrough CK, Derdeyn CP. Response to Letter Regarding Article, "Endovascular Thrombectomy for Anterior Circulation Stroke: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis". Stroke. 2015 Dec; 46(12):e259. PMID: 26534973; DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.011727;
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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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