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Brian L. Edlow, MD

  • Associate Director, Neurotechnology Trials Unit (NTTU)
  • Director, Critical Care Research Neuroimaging


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Clinical Interests
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Coma
  • Disorders of consciousness
  • Neurocritical Care
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania 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
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Dr. 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, coma and other disorders of consciousness.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. 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 Massachusetts General Hospital main campus and at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.  Dr. Edlow receives support 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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News & Events


  • Dylan and Family

    Dr. Brian Edlow, with former patient Dylan Rizzo and parents in the NeuroICU last week. Dylan is a former patient of Dr. Edlow's, who returned to talk to faculty at Thursday's noon conference about his unexpected recovery from a severe traumatic brain injury.


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