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Brian Edlow, MD
Brian Edlow, MD
Associate Director, Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery (CNTR)
Director, Laboratory for NeuroImaging of Coma and Consciousness (NICC)
Director, Critical Care Research Neuroimaging
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Neurology & Stroke Services
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
- MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
- Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
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Dr. Edlow's research is devoted to the development of advanced imaging techniques for detecting brain activity and predicting recovery 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 (www.massgeneral.org/nicc), 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, Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technologies, and James S. McDonnell Foundation.
View my most recent publications at PubMed or Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=G8GezxgAAAAJ&hl=en)
- Patient Story
- Apr | 15 | 2016
Dylan Rizzo suffered devastating head trauma in a 2010 car accident, but a team effort has led to a remarkable recovery.
- Jul | 9 | 2015
21st Century Docs: MGH Neurotechnology Trials Unit Brings New Tools to Bear on Neurological Diseases
In the last two decades, advances in the ability to image the living, working brain, and record from or stimulate neurons in vivo have revolutionized neuroscience research.
- Press Release
- Oct | 30 | 2019
A new paper describes a breakthrough 100 micron resolution scan of the human brain that was created by a multidisciplinary team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers.