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Our Mission

Our certification as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center demonstrates Massachusetts General Hospital’s continuous commitment to advancing the care of stroke patients in Boston, New England and nationwide. Our groundbreaking research and excellent clinical care will continue to impact the lives of patients, restore hope and prevent the disability associated with stroke.

If you or a family member arrive at Mass General as soon as stroke symptoms occur, we will provide immediate evaluation of your symptoms to determine if stroke is a possibility, quick imaging and timely treatment for people who meet the criteria for acute treatments. Our goal is to treat as quickly as possible to be able to help you achieve your best functional outcome post stroke.

Our mission reflects Mass General’s commitment to patient care, research and teaching. We aim to provide the best possible care for patients with cerebrovascular disease, and to conduct cutting edge scientific research to improve stroke prevention, acute stroke management, and stroke recovery. Furthermore, we educate fellows, residents, medical students, and peers to provide state of the art care.

Treatment Approach

We provide high quality, integrated clinical care to all stroke patients hospitalized at Mass General in all phases of care from prevention to acute intervention and recovery. Our multidisciplinary stroke team includes vascular neurologists, Emergency Department physicians, neurosurgeons, radiologists, nurses, pharmacists, rehabilitation therapy professionals, case managers and social workers to provide evidence-based treatment for the most complex stroke cases. Special programs are led by faculty in: