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Brian L. Edlow, MD

Associate Director, NeuroTechnology Trials Unit (NTTU)

Director, Critical Care Research Neuroimaging

  • Phone: 857-238-5600
Department of Neurology


  • Critical Care Center
  • Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
Clinical Interests
Traumatic Brain Injury
Disorders of consciousness
Neurocritical Care
Stroke and cerebrovascular disease
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients

BiographyDr. Edlow received his B.A. from Princeton University and M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), followed by neurology residency and neurocritical care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and BWH. He is currently a critical care neurologist at MGH, where he is Associate Director of the NeuroTechnology Trials Unit (NTTU) and Director of Critical Care Research Neuroimaging.  He devotes clinical time to the MGH Neurosciences ICU, Acute Stroke Service, and TeleStroke Service. His clinical interests include traumatic brain injury, stroke, coma and other disorders of consciousness.

ResearchDr. Edlow's research is primarily devoted to the development of advanced imaging techniques for detecting brain activity and predicting outcomes in patients with severe traumatic brain injury.  The goals of this research are to improve the accuracy of outcome prediction and to facilitate new therapies that promote recovery.  His research lab, the Laboratory for NeuroImaging of Coma and Consciousness (, is located at the J. Philip Kistler Stroke Research Center and the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.  Dr. Edlow receives support for his research from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, American Academy of Neurology/American Brain Foundation, and the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technologies.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

View my most recent publications at PubMed or Harvard Catalyst

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