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Ala Nozari, MD, PhD

  • Phone: 617-726-3030
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, PhD, Uppsala University
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Research Areas

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury.

Description of Research

Neurological outcome after ischemic or traumatic insults is highly dependent on implementing methods to mitigate secondary brain injury. These neuroprotective methods may include pharmacological or mechanical techniques to improve cerebral blood flow, as well as tools to mitigate the cascade of events known as the reperfusion injury. My previous studies focused on the cerebrovascular effects of different pressors administered during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as well as the effect of intra-arrest and early post arrest hypothermia. The effects of superimposed trauma was also studied in a model of prolonged cardiac arrest, as well as the feasibility of emergency resuscitation for delayed resuscitation in this model of exsanguination cardiac arrest (also known as suspended animation). More recently, I examined the effects of microinfarction on cerebral blood flow and electrophysiology, a phenomenon of particular interest in patients with migrainous infarctionsor those with microinfarct disease.

Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-3030