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William (Taylor) T. Kimberly, MD, PhD

  • Chief, Division of Neurocritical Care
  • Associate Professor of Neuroloy, Harvard Medical School


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Clinical Interests
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Traumatic brain injury
Medical Education
  • MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital|Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • 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
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • 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

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W. Taylor Kimberly, MD PhD is a stroke and critical care neurologist in the Department of Neurology. He serves as the Associate Director of the MGH Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and Associate Chief of the Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology.

Clinically, he primarily cares for patients in the Neuroscience ICU as part of an integrated and multi-disciplinary team, coordinating care with Neurosurgery and Neuroendovascular specialists. He sees Neuro ICU patients in follow-up in outpatient clinic as part of the Neurorecovery clinical team. He serves on several hospital-based and national committees that focus on clinical guideline development and care improvement.

Dr. Kimberly's research group is located in the Center for Genomic Medicine (Kimberly Lab), and studies metabolomic and neuroimaging biomarkers of subarachnoid hemorrhage, stroke and cerebral edema. The goal of his research is to identify novel pathways and candidate therapeutic targets for the treatment of acute brain injury. Dr. Kimberly has co-led multi-site, randomized, placebo-controlled trials in the prevention of brain edema, and currently co-leads an international phase 3 trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of intravenous glyburide for the prevention of brain edema after large hemispheric stroke.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

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Dr. Kimberly's laboratory is devoted to the study of secondary brain injury after stroke. His research group (Kimberly Lab) develops novel tools, including neuroimaging analysis, metabolomics and proteomics, to identify clinically relevant markers of stroke. Promising candidates may become diagnostic or prognostic biomarkers. However, the primary goal of the laboratory is to leverage biomarkers to study the biological and pathological events following acute stroke and to bring new treatments to patients through multicenter clinical trials.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

News & Events


Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
55 Fruit Street
Lunder 644
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 857-238-5644
Fax: 857-238-5601
Neurology Associates
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone 1: 617-726-8639
Phone 2: 857-238-5644

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