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 Neurocritical 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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Mass General Neurology: Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
55 Fruit St.
Lunder Building
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 857-238-5600

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

Medical Education

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

American Board Certifications

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

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  • 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.



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