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Aman B. Patel, MD

  • Director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Co-Director of the Neuroendovascular Program




Aman B. Patel, MD is a neurosurgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital specializing in the treatment of vascular disorders of the brain and spine, including cerebral aneurysms, vascular malformations and stroke.




Centers & Specialties

Vascular Center

Clinical Interests
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Carotid and intracranial stenting
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Neurosurgery
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Stroke
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Vascular malformations
  • Micro-neurosurgery
  • Embolization
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Tumor and facial embolization
  • Brain aneurysms
Medical Education
  • MD, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Residency, UCLA Medical Center
  • Fellowship, UCLA Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Neurological Surgery
Foreign Languages
  • Gujarati
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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 - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • 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

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Aman B. Patel, MD is a neurosurgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital specializing in the treatment of cerebral aneurysms, vascular malformations and stroke.  He is the director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery and co-director of the Neuroendovascular Program, leading a multidisciplinary group focused on cerebrovascular treatments.

Dr. received his medical degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and completed his residency at UCLA Medical Center, where he also was a fellow in the Interventional Neuroradiology program. Dr. Patel was recently at Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he served as Full Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology, director Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery, co-director of the Stroke Program, vice-chairman Department of Neurosurgery and Program Director of the Neurosurgery Residency Program.

Dr. Patel has served on committees of several national organizations, including the Joint Cerebrovascular Section, American Heart Association (AHA), International Stroke Conference, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress Neurological Surgeons and Society of Neuro-Interventional Surgeons. He was a member of the AHA writing group that established guidelines for the treatment of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. He has published on topics related cerebral aneurysms, vascular malformations and stroke, and presents internationally on these areas.

Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Patel's research interests focus on the endovascular treatment of stroke, carotid and intra-arterial stents, cerebral aneurysm treatment, aneurysm morphology and flow dynamics, and hemorrhagic stroke treatment.

He is involved in multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) and industry sponsored multi-center studies that investigate treatments related to ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, new devices and new techniques. He was an early investigator in the initial post-market evaluation of carotid artery stenting (SAPPHIRE) and in the first study on the endovascular treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (SAMMPRIS). Some of his active studies include: the Penumbra Liberty trial investigating a new stent device for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms and an NIH trial site studying the surgical treatment of cerebral hemorrhage.

He also actively maintains a clinical database evaluating clinical outcomes and treatments. This database has led to multiple peer reviewed publications.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

News & Events


  • Jessica's Story: A Stroke Survivor

    Jessica Diaz had a stroke caused by a small hole in the heart, which had allowed a blood clot to travel to her brain. As a young and active mother of two, Jessica worked with a team of Mass General doctors to not only repair her heart, but determine a treatment plan to minimize future health risks.


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