Thanh N. Nguyen, MD FRCPc FSVIN FAHA

Thanh Nguyen, MD, FRCP, FSVIN, FAHA is the Director of Interventional Neurology/ Neuroradiology at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). She is President-Elect of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN), the first woman in its 15-year history.

After receiving her medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Canada, Dr. Nguyen performed her neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Following her fellowship in vascular neurology and neurocritical care at Massachusetts General Hospital, she completed a fellowship in interventional neuroradiology (INR) involving more than 1,000 INR procedures at Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal with the internationally renowned experts Jean Raymond and others. She has now been involved in a total of more than 3,000 INR procedures, including more than 500 brain aneurysm interventions (coilings / flow diversion) and 400 acute stroke interventions.

Dr. Nguyen's clinical and research interests include acute endovascular therapies for stroke, brain aneurysm coiling and flow diversion. She is Principal Investigator of the CLEAR (CT for Late EndovasculAr Reperfusion) study, the primary results published in JAMA Neurology. She co-leads a global study with Dr. Nogueira to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stroke, mechanical thrombectomy and subarachnoid hemorrhage care.

Other clinical interests include neurocritical care, diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of pulsatile tinnitus, pre-operative embolization for head and neck tumors, carotid and intracranial stenting, subarachnoid hemorrhage, spinal vascular interventions, traumatic carotid and vertebral dissection, subdural hematoma embolization, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for acute spinal fractures.

Dr. Nguyen has authored more than 160 peer-reviewed publications, contributed to national guideline statements and book chapters. She is a reviewer for the neuroendovascular section of 8 neuroscience journals and has made more than 100 presentations at scientific meetings on a national and international level. She serves as Section Editor of Stroke, Editorial Board of Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, Journal of Neuroradiology, and Associate Editor of Frontiers of Interventional Neurology Journal.

She was elected board member of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) in 2008, re-elected 2014-2017, Research Chair of the SVIN in 2013, and Secretary of the SVIN in 2019-2021. She was awarded Fellow of the SVIN (FSVIN) in 2012 based on her contributions to the field of Interventional Neurology. She was awarded Fellow of the AHA (FAHA) in 2018 and is the American Heart Association Board of Director for the Boston area 2018-2021.

Dr. Nguyen served as the 2017 Acute Endovascular Treatment Section Chair of the International Stroke Conference and 2017 SVIN 10th Annual Meeting Chair, where the landmark DAWN endovascular stroke study was presented with its online publication in the New England Journal of Medicine.

She was awarded Boston Magazine Top Doctor in Neurology for 2017, 2019, 2020, Be Exceptional Award for Boston Medical Center in 2018, and SVIN Distinguished Service Award in 2018. She received the Neurology Golden Brain Attending Award for BU medical student teaching in 2019.

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Boston University School of Medicine

02/15/2019 - 02/15/2023 (PI)

CTA ASPECTS vs CTP or MRI selection in late presentation of large vessel occlusion stroke,6-24…
08/29/2019 - 08/28/2022 (PI)

10/21/2008 - 11/02/2020 (PI)


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  1. Mohammaden MH, Doheim MF, Elfil M, Al-Bayati AR, Pinheiro A, Nguyen TN, Bhatt NR, Haussen DC, Nogueira RG. Direct to Angiosuite Versus Conventional Imaging in Suspected Large Vessel Occlusion: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis. Stroke. 2022 May 20; 101161STROKEAHA121038221. PMID: 35593152; DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.121.038221;
  2. Berberich A, Finitsis S, Strambo D, Michel P, Herweh C, Meyer L, Hanning U, Strbian D, Abdalkader M, Nogueira RG, Puetz V, Kaiser DPO, Olive-Gadea M, Ribo M, Fragata I, Marto JP, Romoli M, Ringleb PA, Nguyen TN, Nagel S. Endovascular Therapy versus No Endovascular Therapy in Patients receiving Best Medical Management for Acute Isolated Occlusion of the Posterior Cerebral Artery: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Eur J Neurol. 2022 May 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35587104; DOI: 10.1111/ene.15410;
  3. Oak S, Cucchiara BL, Thau L, Nguyen TN, Sathya A, Reyes-Esteves S, Vigilante N, Kamen S, Hall J, Patel P, Garg R, Abdalkader M, Thon JM, Siegler JE. Age Alters Prevalence of Left Atrial Enlargement and Nonstenotic Carotid Plaque in Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source. Stroke. 2022 Mar 31; 101161STROKEAHA121037522.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35354301; DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.121.037522;
  4. Shokri H, Nahas NE, Basiony AE, Nguyen TN, Abdalkader M, Klein P, Lavados PM, Olavarría VV, Amaya P, Llanos-Leyton N, Brola W, Michal L, Fariña DEDM, Cardozo A, Caballero CD, Pedrozo F, Rahman A, Hokmabadi ES, Jalili J, Farhoudi M, Aref H, Roushdy T. Did COVID-19 impact stroke services? A multicenter study. Neurol Sci. 2022 Mar 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35338400; DOI: 10.1007/s10072-022-06018-7;
  5. Turan TN, Zaidat OO, Gronseth GS, Chimowitz MI, Culebras A, Furlan AJ, Goldstein LB, Gonzalez NR, Latorre JG, Messé SR, Nguyen TN, Sangha RS, Schneck MJ, Singhal AB, Wechsler LR, Rabinstein AA, Dolan O'Brien M, Silsbee H, Fletcher JJ. Stroke Prevention in Symptomatic Large Artery Intracranial Atherosclerosis Practice Advisory: Report of the AAN Guideline Subcommittee. Neurology. 2022 Mar 22; 98(12):486-498. PMID: 35314513; PMCID: PMC8967328; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000200030;
  6. James E. Siegler, Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez, Taryn Hester, Diogo C. Haussen, Raul G. Nogueira, David S. Liebeskind, Osama O. Zaidat, Nirav Vora, Shashvat Desai, Ashutosh P. Jadhav, Eileen Roach, Italo Linfante, Ameer E. Hassan, Mudassir Farooqui, Dinesh V. Jillella, Fadi Nahab, Anjail Sharrief, Alexandra Czap, Ivo Bach, Priyank Khandelwal, Mohamad Abdalkader and Thanh N. Nguyen. Interaction of Ethnicity and Arrival Method on Thrombectomy Delay: The Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology Collaboration. Stroke: Vascular and Interventional Neurology. 2022. View Publication
  7. Abdalkader M, Sahoo A, Lee J, Kiley N, Masoud HE, Norbash AM, Nguyen TN. Balloon Gliding Technique: A novel use of balloon guiding catheters in accessing challenging circulations when treating acute ischemic stroke. Interv Neuroradiol. 2022 Mar 14; 15910199221082473.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35286223; DOI: 10.1177/15910199221082473;
  8. Duy Ton Mai, Xuan Co Dao, Ngoc Khue Luong, Trong Khoa Nguyen, Huy Thang Nguyen, Thanh N. Nguyen. Current State of Stroke Care in Vietnam. Stroke: Vascular and Interventional Neurology. 2022; 2(2). View Publication
  9. Diogo C. Haussen, Alhamza R. Al-Bayati, Mahmoud H. Mohammaden, Sunil A. Sheth, Sergio Salazar-Marioni, Italo Linfante, Guilherme Dabus, Amy K. Starosciak, Ameer E. Hassan, Wondwossen G. Tekle, Thanh N. Nguyen, Mohamad Abdalkader, Piers Klein, James E. Siegler, Pratit D. Patel, Tudor G. Jovin, Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez, Mudassir Farooqui, Cynthia Zevallos, Shahram Majidi, Johanna T. Fifi, Stavros Matsoukas, Brijesh P. Mehta, Joy E. Sessa, Rebecca M. Sugg, Steve Cordina, Guillermo Linares, Weston R. Gordon, Mouhamma A. Jumaa, David S. Liebeskind, Raul G. Nogueira. The SVIN Mechanical Thrombectomy Registry: Methods and Primary Results. Stroke: Vascular and Interventional Neurology. 2022; 2(2).
  10. Fifi JT, Nguyen TN, Song S, Sharrief A, Pujara DK, Shaker F, Fournier LE, Jones EM, Lechtenberg CG, Slavin SJ, Ifejika NL, Diaz MV, Martin-Schild S, Schaafsma J, Tsai JP, Alexandrov AW, Tjoumakaris SI, Sarraj A. Sex differences in endovascular thrombectomy outcomes in large vessel occlusion: a propensity-matched analysis from the SELECT study. J Neurointerv Surg. 2022 Mar 01. PMID: 35232756; DOI: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2021-018348;
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Clinical Outcomes Similar for Patient Selection With Varying Noncontrast Imaging Methods

Neurology Live 1/4/2022

Is Non-contrast CT a Viable Option for Assessing Patients with Late Stroke Presentation for Mechanical Thrombectomy?

Diagnostic Imaging 12/29/2021

Non-contrast CT Matches Advanced Imaging in Late Presentation of Stroke

Diagnostic Imaging 11/16/2021

Advanced Imaging Not Needed for Late-Stroke Thrombectomy?

Medscape 11/10/2021

Stroke 'Not a Common Complication' in COVID-19: New Studies

Medscape 4/18/2021

Global Stroke Care Takes a Hit During the Pandemic

MedPage Today 4/16/2021

Research finds a decline in global stroke care during the pandemic 

Neuro News 4/9/2021

COVID-19: Fewer Hospitalizations for Subarachnoid Brain Bleeding During Pandemic

Medical Research 4/6/2021

The Global Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Stroke Care and Mechanical Thrombectomy Volumes

Endovascular Today 2/19/2021

Decreased Endovascular Therapy of Stroke During COVID-19 Lockdowns

MD Alert 7/9/2020

Amid COVID-19, Let’s Not Forget About Strokes

Commonwealth Magazine 6/6/2020

Doctors Consider Possible Stroke and COVID-19 Connection

Medical XPress 5/12/2020

AHA News: Doctors Consider Possible Stroke and COVID-19 Connection

US News & World Report 5/12/2020

Stroke ‘Surge’ in the Young Fuels Debate Over COVID-19’s Culpability

tctMD 5/8/2020

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, New Guidance for Treating Stroke Patients Developed

Fox News 4/29/2020

Balloon-Guided Catheters Provide Better Post-Stroke Blood Flow, Study Finds

Verdict Medical Devices 2/5/2019

2019 Boston University School of Medicine: Neurology Golden Brain Attending Award
2018 Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology: Distinguished Service Award
2018 Boston Medical Center: Be Exceptional Award
2018 American Heart Association: Fellow of the American Heart Association
2017-2019 Boston Magazine: Boston Top Doctor, Neurology
2012-2018 SVIN: Fellow, Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
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