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Anderson, Christopher D., MD


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Centers & Specialties

Vascular Center

Medical Education
  • MD, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Neurology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • 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

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

I am a neurocritical care and acute stroke physician with research expertise in the medical genetics of complex diseases, specifically ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.  My lab is dedicated to using genetic tools to explore the biology and pathophysiology that underlies acute brain injuries such as ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, with the ultimate goal of identifying new drug targets to modify risk of, and recovery from, these debilitating diseases.

I have been involved in a number of genome-wide association studies of intracerebral hemorrhage and ischemic stroke (led by Dr. Jonathan Rosand), and have undertaken a key role in studies of the mitochondrial genome in ischemic stroke. This research has led to the discovery of novel genes and pathways involved in stroke, and has raised new questions regarding the role of energy metabolism in acute brain injury.  My current work is focused on the influence of bioenergetics on the risk of stroke, particularly heritable differences in oxidative function.  I am also the MGH Principal Investigator for the Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort (SHINE) Trial, a Phase 3 clinical trial, sponsored by the NIH, examining the impact of intensive glucose control immediately following ischemic stroke on outcome.

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Center for Human Genetics
Simches Research Ctr
185 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 855-644-6387
Fax: 617-724-8769

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