Anna M. Cervantes-Arslanian, M.D.

Director, Neurocritical Care
Assistant Professor of Neurology and NeurosurgeryAnna Cervantes-Arslanian
Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street, Neurology C-3
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 617-638-8456
Fax: 617-638-5354

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Internship: St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Brighton, MA
Residency: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Fellowships: Vascular Neurology at Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA,
Neurocritical Care at Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Board Certifications: Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care
Special Interests: Critical Care, Stroke, Infections of the Nervous System.


Dr Anna Cervantes-Arslanian is the recipient of the BUMG Clinical Excellence Award. This award annually honors members who have made exceptional contributions to our clinical mission and who have exemplified our core values through outstanding clinical work. Recipients will become members of the BUMG Clinical Excellence Society.

Recent Publications:

Burns JD, Fisher JL, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Recent Advances in the Acute Management of Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2018 Apr;29(2):263-272. doi: 10.1016/ Review.

AbdelRazek MA, Gutierrez J, Mampre D, Cervantes-Arslanian A, Ormseth C, Haussen D, Thakur KT, Lyons JL, Smith BR, O’Connor O, Willey JZ, Mateen FJ. Intravenous Thrombolysis for Stroke and Presumed Stroke in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Adults: A Retrospective, Multicenter US Study. Stroke. 2018 Jan;49(1):228-231. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.019570.

Burns JD, Fisher JL, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Recent Advances in the Acute Management of Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Neurol Clin. 2017 Nov;35(4):737-749. doi:10.1016/j.ncl.2017.06.009. Review.

Mukerji SS, Misra V, Lorenz D, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Lyons J, Chalkias S, Wurcel A, Burke D, Venna N, Morgello S, Koralnik IJ, Gabuzda D. Temporal Patterns and Drug Resistance in CSF Viral Escape Among ART-Experienced HIV-1 Infected Adults. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Jun 1;75(2):246-255. doi:10.1097/QAI.0000000000001362.

Burns JD, Rindler RS, Carr C, Lau H, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Green-LaRoche DM, Salem R, Kase CS. Delay in Diagnosis of Basilar Artery Stroke. Neurocrit Care. 2016 Apr;24(2):172-9. doi: 10.1007/s12028-015-0211-0.

Busza A, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Kase CS. Clinical reasoning: a 32-year-old woman with right-sided numbness and word-finding difficulties. Neurology. 2014 Aug 26;83(9):e98-102. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000000736.

Sweeney EM, Thakur KT, Lyons JL, Smith BR, Willey JZ, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Hickey MK, Uchino K, Haussen DC, Koch S, Schwamm LH, Elkind MS, Shinohara RT, Mateen FJ. Outcomes of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator for acute ischaemic stroke in HIV-infected adults. Eur J Neurol. 2014 Nov;21(11):1394-9. doi: 10.1111/ene.12506. Epub 2014 Jul 10.

Freundlich CL, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Dorfman DH. Pediatric stroke. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2012 Aug;30(3):805-28. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2012.05.005. Review.