Clinical Interests
  • Stroke neuroimaging
  • Stroke recovery
  • Stroke and cerebrovascular disease
Medical Education
  • MD, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical School
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
  • 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
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • 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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Dr. Mark Etherton is an MGH Stroke Neurologist and Instructor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Etherton received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center. His thesis dissertation work was conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Südhof where he characterized synaptic transmission in autism-relevant synaptic cell adhesion molecules. Dr. Etherton completed his Residency in Neurology as well as fellowship in Vascular Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Etherton is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with board certifications in Neurology and Vascular Neurology. He is also the Associate Director of the MGH Acute Stroke Services.

Dr. Etherton has devoted his early career as a clinician-scientist to neuroimaging of acute stroke to understand and predict functional outcomes as a step toward developing novel therapeutics to reduce post-stroke disability. He has had continuous foundation support in this area of research throughout his career, including from the American Heart Association.

Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed


Neurology & Stroke Services
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-8459