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William T. (Taylor) Kimberly, MD, PhD

Associate Director, Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit

  • Phone: 857-238-5644
Department of Neurology


  • Critical Care Center
  • Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
  • Vascular Center
  • Neurology
Clinical Interests
Neurocritical Care
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Patient Gateway
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Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
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BiographyW. 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 is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

Clinically, he cares for patients in the Neuroscience intensive care unit as part of an integrated and multi-disciplinary team model with Neurosurgery and Neuroendovascular specialists. He works on several hospital-based and national committees that focus on clinical guideline development and quality improvement.

Dr. Ki
mberly's research group is located in the Center for Human Genetic Research, and studies blood-based and neuroimaging biomarkers of subarachnoid hemorrhage, stroke and cerebral edema. Through the use of metabolomics and neuroimaging, the goal is to identify novel therapeutic targets for acute brain injury. Dr. Kimberly also co-leads a phase II multi-site, randomized, placebo-controlled trial that is evaluating the safety and efficacy of a novel compound in preventing brain edema.


View my most recent publications at PubMed


Wolfe MS et al. Two transmembrane aspartates in presenilin-1 required for presenilin endoproteolysis and g-secretase activity. Nature, 398:513-517 (1999).

Kimberly WT et al. g-Secretase is a membrane protein complex comprised of presenilin, nicastrin, aph-1 and pen-2. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 100:6382-6387 (2003).

Singhal AS et al. Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. A 36-year-old woman with headache, hypertension, and seizure 2 weeks post-partum. New Engl. J. Med., 360:1126-1137 (2009).

Kimberly WT et al. Silent ischemic infarcts are associated with hemorrhage burden in cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Neurology, 72:1230-1235 (2009).

Kimberly WT et al. Lower hemoglobin correlates with larger stroke volumes in acute ischemic stroke. Cerebrovasc. Dis. Extra, 1:44-53 (2011).

O'Connor SG et al. Process improvement methods increase the efficiency, accuracy and utility of a neurocritical care research repository. Neurocrit. Care, 17:90-96 (2012).

Kimberly et al. Sex differences and hemoglobin levels in relation to stroke outcomes. Neurology, 80: in press (2013).

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Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 857-238-5644
Fax: 857-238-5601

Neurology Associates
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117

Phone: 855-644-6387
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