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Lee (Lee) H. Schwamm, MD

  • Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology
  • Division Chief, Stroke Services
  • Director, TeleStroke Service


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Centers & Specialties

Vascular Center

Clinical Interests
  • Stroke and cerebrovascular disease
  • Stroke in the young
  • Primary and secondary stroke prevention
  • Cryptogenic stroke and unusual causes of stroke
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
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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 - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Dr. Lee Schwamm is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Vice Chairman of Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is the Director of Acute Stroke Services. He also acts as Director of the Partners TeleStroke Center, a network which currently provides acute stroke consultation services to 27 rural and community hospitals in Massachusetts and Northern New England. His clinical interests are in Cerebrovascular Diseases, Intensive Care Medicine, Brain Imaging and Applied Healthcare Technology. Dr. Schwamm is a recognized leader in the field on the acute stroke treatment, stroke advocacy, and in the use of telemedicine and other technology strategies to improve the quality of stroke care. He has played a pivotal role in the development and leadership of the American Heart Association's National Get With the Guidelines-Stroke program, and is currently chair of the national steering committee. He also serves as a consultant or technical expert to the Massachusetts Dept of Public Health, the CDC's Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry, the Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center program, National Quality Forum and Canadian Stroke Registry.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Schwamm is the author of over 100 publications in the field of cerberovascular disease, with works published in the major academic journals in the field. He serves on the editorial boards of the journals Stroke and Neurocritical Care. His research has been funded by Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, the Aetna Foundation, Dana Foundation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The US Dept of HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, CIMIT and the Department of the Army.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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News & Events



Neurology & Stroke Services
15 Parkman Street
Boston MA, 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-8459
Fax: 617-726-5043

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