About Jonathan Rosand, MD

Jonathan Rosand is Professor of Neurology at Harvard, J.P. Kistler Endowed Chair in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. An internationally renowned scientist, clinician, educator and administrative leader, he has created a legacy of multidisciplinary teams that tackle some of the most pressing challenges in brain disease.

An author of over 350 scientific publications, his clinical and research goals are to prevent and improve recovery from stroke and other brain injuries. His lab conducts high-throughput genome-wide association and sequencing studies to illuminate the role of genetics and speed up the development of new treatments. Rosand founded the International Stroke Genetics Consortium that brings together over 80 pre-eminent investigators from 6 continents, who work collaboratively and publish in the world's leading journals. He also launched the NIH-funded Platform for Accelerating Genetic Discovery for Cerebrovascular Disease to share data widely.

He has trained a generation of leaders in neurocritical care, stroke and clinical investigation, many of whom have established their own successful independent research programs. He served as Program Director for Harvard's clinical training programs in stroke and neurocritical care and is Principle investigator of the NIH investigator training program Recovery and Restoration of Central Nervous System Health and Function After Injury.

After founding Mass General's Division of Neurocritical Care and building it into the nation's top program, Rosand stepped down to establish the Henry and Allison McCance Center for Brain Health with colleagues from neuroscience and psychiatry. The McCance Center aims to develop tools and practices for the prevention of brain disease and preservation of brain function across the lifespan and to achieve for brain disease what has been achieved for heart disease over the past 60 years. He continues to care for patients in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and the McCance Center's outpatient practice.

He graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Greek and Latin, and earned his medical degree, Alpha Omega Alpha, from the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. He completed his clinical and research training at Mass General, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research.

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Henry and Allison Center for Brain Health
15 Parkman Street
8th floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-4881

Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 857-238-5600
Fax: 857-238-5601

Medical Education

  • MD, Columbia Univ. College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • MD, Columbia University
  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Harvard Medical School
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

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

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