- Centers & Specialties
- Clinical Interests
- Neurocritical Care
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage
- Medical Education
- MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
- Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital|Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Board Certifications
- Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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- Insurances Accepted
- Aetna Health Inc.
- Beech Street
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
- Cigna (PAL #'s)
- Fallon Community HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
- Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
- Humana/Choice Care PPO
- Medicare - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
- OSW - Connecticut
- OSW - Maine
- OSW - New Hampshire
- OSW - Vermont
- Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
- Railroad Medicare
- Senior Whole Health
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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W. Taylor Kimberly, MD PhD is a stroke and critical care neurologist in the Department of Neurology. He serves as the Associate Director of the MGH Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and Associate Chief of the Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology.
Clinically, he primarily cares for patients in the Neuroscience ICU as part of an integrated and multi-disciplinary team, coordinating care with Neurosurgery and Neuroendovascular specialists. He sees Neuro ICU patients in follow-up in outpatient clinic as part of the Neurorecovery clinical team. He serves on several hospital-based and national committees that focus on clinical guideline development and care improvement.
Dr. Kimberly's research group is located in the Center for Genomic Medicine (Kimberly Lab), and studies metabolomic and neuroimaging biomarkers of subarachnoid hemorrhage, stroke and cerebral edema. The goal of his research is to identify novel pathways and candidate therapeutic targets for the treatment of acute brain injury. Dr. Kimberly has co-led multi-site, randomized, placebo-controlled trials in the prevention of brain edema, and currently co-leads an international phase 3 trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of intravenous glyburide for the prevention of brain edema after large hemispheric stroke.
- Research Summary
Dr. Kimberly's laboratory is devoted to the study of secondary brain injury after stroke. His research group (Kimberly Lab) develops novel tools, including neuroimaging analysis, metabolomics and proteomics, to identify clinically relevant markers of stroke. Promising candidates may become diagnostic or prognostic biomarkers. However, the primary goal of the laboratory is to leverage biomarkers to study the biological and pathological events following acute stroke and to bring new treatments to patients through multicenter clinical trials.
A phase 2 clinical trial of a drug that may alleviate brain swelling – a dangerous stroke complication – suggests the treatment may help reduce brain injury and death, and information from the study will help design the phase 3 trial.
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone 1: 617-726-8639
Phone 2: 857-238-5644