Clinical Interests
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Coma
  • Disorders of consciousness
  • Neurocritical Care
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Neurology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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
  • 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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Dr. Edlow received his B.A. from Princeton University and M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), followed by neurology residency and neurocritical care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and BWH. He is currently a critical care neurologist at MGH, where he is Associate Director of the Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery, Director of the Laboratory for NeuroImaging of Coma and Consciousness, and Director of Critical Care Research Neuroimaging.  He devotes clinical time to the MGH Neurosciences ICU, Acute Stroke Service, and TeleStroke Service. His clinical interests include traumatic brain injury, coma and disorders of consciousness.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

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

View my most recent publications at PubMed or Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=G8GezxgAAAAJ&hl=en)

News & Events


  • Dylan and Family

    Dr. Brian Edlow, with former patient Dylan Rizzo and parents in the NeuroICU last week. Dylan is a former patient of Dr. Edlow's, who returned to talk to faculty at Thursday's noon conference about his unexpected recovery from a severe traumatic brain injury.


Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 857-238-5600
Fax: 857-238-5601
Neurology & Stroke Services
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-724-4484