Director, MGH/BWH/Harvard Neurocritical Care Fellowship Training Program

Director, MGH Neurocritical Care Education



Clinical Interests
  • Critical care neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • EEG
Medical Education
  • MBBS, Aga Khan University Medical College
  • Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Neurology
Foreign Languages
  • Urdu
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • 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
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • 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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Sahar F. Zafar, MD is a neurointensivist and epileptologist, 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. 

Research & Publications


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.




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