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Javier M. Romero, MD

  • Director, Ultrasound Services
  • Director, R.H Ackerman Neurovascular Lab
  • Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School




Dr. Romero is a staff radiologist in the Division of Neuroradiology, director of ultrasound services in the Department of Radiology and director of the R.H Ackerman Neurovascular Lab. He is also the 2015 recipient of the Excellence in Education in Radiology Award from the Harvard Medical School.



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Vascular Center

Clinical Interests
  • Neuroradiology
  • CTA
  • MRA
  • Ultrasound
  • Transcranial doppler of acute stroke and carotid occlusive
  • Brain tumors
  • Carotid occlusive disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Dementia
  • Non-invasive neurovascular imaging
Medical Education
  • MD, Universidad El Bosque
  • Residency, Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • 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
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric

Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Delgado Almandoz JE, Yoo AJ, Stone MJ, Schaefer PW, Goldstein JN, Rosand J, Oleinik A, Lev MH, Gonzalez RG, Romero JM. Systematic characterization of the computed tomography angiography spot sign in primary intracerebral hemorrhage identifies patients at highest risk for hematoma expansion the spot sign score.Stroke 40 (9), 2994-3000.

Delgado Almandoz JE, Yoo AJ, Stone MJ, Schaefer PW, Oleinik A, Brouwers HB, Goldstein JN, Rosand J, Lev MH, Gonzalez RG, Romero JM. The spot sign score in primary intracerebral hemorrhage identifies patients at highest risk of in-hospital mortality and poor outcome among survivors. Stroke 41 (1), 54-60.

Biffi A, Anderson CD, Jagiella JM, Schmidt H, Kissela B, Hansen BM, Jimenez-Conde J, Pires CR, Ayres AM, Schwab K, Cortellini L, Pera J, Urbanik A, Romero JM...APOE genotype and extent of bleeding and outcome in lobar intracerebral haemorrhage: a genetic association study. The Lancet Neurology 10 (8), 702-709

Lev MH, Romero JM, Goodman DN, Bagga R, Kim HY, Clerk NA, Ackerman RH, Gonzalez RG. Total occlusion versus hairline residual lumen of the internal carotid arteries: accuracy of single section helical CT angiography. American Journal of Neuroradiology 24 (6), 1123-1129.

Delgado Almandoz JE, Schaefer PW, Forero NP, Falla JR, Gonzalez RG, Romero JM. Diagnostic accuracy and yield of multidetector CT angiography in the evaluation of spontaneous intraparenchymal cerebral hemorrhage. American Journal of Neuroradiology 30 (6), 1213-1221.

News & Events

  • MGH Imaging honors pioneer

    The MGH Imaging Department recently honored Robert H. Ackerman, MD, MPH, director emeritus of the MGH Neurovascular Laboratory, for his work as a pioneer in stroke imaging and prevention.


Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-8789
Phone 2: 617-726-8789
Fax: 617-726-8395

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