Dr. Gurol is a stroke neurologist with particular expertise in the care of patients at high risk for ischemic (blockage type) strokes and hemorrhages. His NIH-funded research focuses on clarifying the mechanisms of brain small vessel diseases that increase the risk of both types of strokes. Dr. Gurol is an international expert in stroke prevention for patients with atrial fibrillation and high hemorrhagic risk.



Centers & Specialties

Vascular Center

Clinical Interests
  • Intracerebral hemorrage (brain bleeds)
  • Ischemic stroke (brain infarcts)
  • Stroke prevention
  • Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA)
  • Stroke
Medical Education
  • MD, Istanbul University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Istanbul University School of Medicine|Residency, University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics
  • Fellowship, Istanbul University School of Medicine|Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Neurology
Foreign Languages
  • French
  • Turkish
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • 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
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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1988 - 1994Medical School Istanbul University
Cerrahpasa Medical School
1995 - 2002Internship, Residency, and Fellowship Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical School Hospital
Neurology, Stroke
2003 - 2005Clinical Research Massachusetts General Hospital
Neurology, Clinical Trials Unit
2005 - 2009Residency University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
2009 - 2010

2010 -

Stroke Neurologist
Partners / Massachusetts General / Brigham Women
Stroke and Neurocritical care

Massachusetts General Hospital
Stroke Service

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Structural and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Predictors of Hemorrhage Recurrence and Disease Progression in Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
Molecular Mechanisms of Brain Injury in Patients with Age-Related Cerebral Small Vessel Diseases
Understanding embolic and hemorrhagic risk in patients with atrial fibrillation at risk of intracranial hemorrhage and determining the best management aproaches (pharmacological vs nonpharmacological)



View my most recent publications at PubMed

Gurol ME
Nonpharmacological Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients at High Intracranial Hemorrhage Risk
Stroke. 2017; Dec 4. pii: STROKEAHA.117.017081. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.017081. [Epub ahead of print]

Gurol ME, Becker JA, Fotiadis P, Riley G, Schwab K, Johnson KA, Greenberg SM
Florbetapir-PET to diagnose cerebral amyloid angiopathy: A prospective study
Neurology. 2016 Nov 8;87(19):2043-2049

Gurol ME
Molecular Neuroimaging in Vascular Cognitive Impairment
Stroke. 2016 Apr;47(4):1146-52

Gurol ME, Greenberg SM
Management of intracerebral hemorrhage.
Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2008 Aug ; 10 (4): 324-31

Gurol ME, Irizarry MC, Smith EE, Greenberg SM
Plasma beta-amyloid and white matter lesions in AD, MCI, and cerebral amyloid angiopathy.
Neurology. 2006 Jan 10; 66 (1): 23-9



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