About Sahar Zafar, MD, MBBS

Sahar F. Zafar, MD is a neurointensivist and epileptologist. She is the Associate Medical Director of the MGH Neuroscience ICU, and is the Director of the MGH/BWH/Harvard Neurocritical Care Training Fellowship. She completed her Neurology Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, followed by dual fellowships in Neurocritial Care and Clinical Neurophysiology. Dr. Zafar devotes her clinical time in the MGH Neurosciences ICU, on the MGH Acute Stroke Service, and is part of the Epilepsy Service. She sees patient in the MGH Epilepsy Clinic. Her clinical interests include acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, seizures and status epilepticus in critically ill patients, and long term follow up of epilepsy patients. Her research interests include critical care EEG monitoring, seizures in the ICU, and post ICU discharge health outcomes. 

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Neurology Associates
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-3311

Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 857-238-5600

Medical Education

  • MD, AGA Khan University Medical College
  • Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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  • View my most recent publications at PubMed

    Selected publications

    Zafar SF, Postma EN, Biswal S et al. Electronic Health Data Predict Outcomes in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurocritical Care. 2017. Oct 5. doi: 10.1007/s12028-017-0466-8.

    Lam AD, Maus D, Zafar SF et al. SCOPE-mTL: A non-invasive tool for identifying and lateralizing medial temporal lobe seizures prior to scalp EEG ictal onset. Clin Neurophysiol. 2017. June;128(6):1091-1099. 

    Zafar SF, Westover MB, Gaspar N et al. Inter-rater agreement for consensus definitions of delayed ischemic events after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2016.  June;33(3): 227-34.