About Anand Viswanathan, MD, PhD

Dr. Viswanathan is a member of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and is a staff neurologist in both the Stroke Service and Memory Disorders Unit. He received his MD, PhD in medicine and molecular genetics from Emory University. He was trained in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center prior to his residency program in vascular neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Dr. Viswanathan served as a clinical research fellow with Professors Marie-Germaine Bousser and Hugues Chabriat at the Hospital Lariboisiere in Paris from 2005-2006. His group actively collaborates with colleagues at the Hospital. Dr. Viswanathan's research interests include studying the contributions of stroke and vascular risk factors to dementia.

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Mass General Neurology
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 855-644-6387

Medical Education

  • PhD, MD, Emory University
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Hopital Lariboisiere
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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Research interests focus on studying the contribution of stroke and vascular risk factors to cognitive impairment and dementia.

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