About Brian Edlow, MD

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.

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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

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

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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.