About Mark Etherton, MD, PhD

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 and cerebral small vessel disease 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 and American Academy of Neurology.

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Mass General Vascular Center: Stroke Service
55 Fruit St.
Wang Ambulatory Care Center
7th Floor, Suite 720
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-8459

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Texas/ Southwestern Medical School
  • PhD, University of Texas/ Southwestern Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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