About Jonathan Rosand, MD, MSc

Dr. Rosand is the Co-Founder and Managing Co-Director of the Henry and Allison McCance Center for Brain Health at Mass General, where he holds the J. Philip Kistler Endowed Chair in Neurology. He is also a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. An internationally renowned scientist, clinician, educator and leader, he has created a legacy of multidisciplinary teams tackling some of the most pressing challenges in brain disease.

Dr. Rosand's lab conducts research in partnership with thousands of volunteers to prevent strokes, improve recovery from stroke and other brain injuries, and speed up the development of new treatments. The lab is a leading contributor to the performance and analysis of high-throughput genome-wide association and sequencing studies in stroke and related traits. He founded the International Stroke Genetics Consortium to bring together the world's preeminent stroke investigators and launched the NIH-funded Platform for Accelerating Genetic Discovery for Cerebrovascular Disease to share data widely.

Dr. Rosand has trained a generation of national leaders in neurocritical care, stroke and clinical investigation. He served as Program Director for Harvard's clinical training programs in stroke and neurocritical care and is Principal Investigator of the NIH investigator training program Recovery and Restoration of Central Nervous System Health and Function After Injury. His lab has been the training ground for investigators who have gone on to establish their own research programs at top instituions around the world.

After establishing and leading Mass General's Division of Neurocritical Care, Dr. Rosand established the Henry and Allison McCance Center for Brain Health with Drs. Rudy Tanzi in neuroscience and Greg Fricchione in psychiatry and mind-body medicine. The mission of the McCance Center is to develop the tools to prevent brain disease and preserve brain function across the lifespan.

Dr. Rosand earned his undergraduate degree in Greek and Latin, and his medical degree, Alpha Omega Alpha, at Columbia. He completed residency, chief residency, and clinical and research fellowships at Mass General and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a fellow of the American Neurological Association, American Heart Association and Neurocritical Care Society, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Columbia University.

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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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