José Rafael Romero, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street, Neurology C-3
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 617-638-7772
Fax: 617-638-5354
Email: joromero@bu.edu

Medical School: Escuela Colombiana de Medicina- Universidad El Bosque, Colombia (1995)
Research Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital (1999)
Research Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2000)
Internship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland (2001)
Residency: Neurology, Boston University Medical Center (2005)
Fellowship: Vascular Neurology, Boston University Medical Center (2006)
Board Certifications: Neurology, Vascular Neurology
Special Interests: Stroke, Neurorehabilitation, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Neurosonology

 

Recent Publications

Shoamanesh A, Masoud H, Furey K, Duerfeldt K, Lau H, Romero JR, Pikula A, Teal P, Nguyen TN, Kase CS, Babikian VL. Larger A1/M1 diameter ratio predicts embolic anterior cerebral artery territorial stroke. Stroke. 2014 Sep;45(9):2798-800. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.005672.

Shoamanesh A, Romero JR, Kase CS. Spontaneous cervical spinal epidural hematoma mimicking acute stroke. Can J Neurol Sci. 2014 Jul; 41(4):533-4.

Romero JR, Mercado M, Beiser AS, Pikula A, Seshadri S, Kelly-Hayes M, Wolf PA, Kase CS. Transient global amnesia and neurological events: the framingham heart study. Front Neurol 2013;4:47.

Romero JR, Wolf PA.  Epidemiology of Stroke: Legacy of the Framingham Heart Study. Glob Heart. 2013;8(1):67-75.

Romero JR, Preis SR, Beiser AS, DeCarli C, Lee DY, Viswanathan A, Benjamin EJ, Fontes J, Au R, Pikula A, Wang J, Kase CS, Wolf PA, Irrizary MC, Seshadri S. Lipoprotein Phospholipase A2 and Cerebral Microbleeds in the Framingham Heart Study. Stroke September 2012

Lioutas V, Romero JR, Kleinman MS, Wang JW, Perloff MD.Clinical Reasoning: a 54-year-old man with unilateral weakness and vascular risk factors.  Neurology 2012;79(4):e28-32.

Fornage M, Debette S, Bis JC, Schmidt H, Ikram MA, Dufouil C, Sigurdsson S, Lumley T, DeStefano AL, Fazekas F, Vrooman HA, Shibata DK, Maillard P, Zijdenbos A, Smith AV, Gudnason H, de Boer R, Cushman M, Mazoyer B, Heiss G, Vernooij MW, Enzinger C, Glazer NL, Beiser A, Knopman DS, Cavalieri M, Niessen WJ, Harris TB, Petrovic K, Lopez OL, Au R, Lambert JC, Hofman A, Gottesman RF, Garcia M, Heckbert SR, Atwood LD, Catellier DJ, Uitterlinden AG, Yang Q, Smith NL, Aspelund T, Romero JR, Rice K, Taylor KD, Nalls MA, Rotter JI, Sharrett R, van Duijn CM, Amouyel P, Wolf PA, Gudnason V, van der Lugt A, Boerwinkle E, Psaty BM, Seshadri S, Tzourio C, Breteler MM, Mosley TH, Schmidt R, Longstreth WT, DeCarli C, Launer LJ. Genome-wide association studies of cerebral white matter lesion burden: the CHARGE consortium.
Ann Neurol 2011;69(6):928-39.

Romero JR, Ramirez DM, Aglio LS, Gugino LD. Brain mapping using transcranial magnetic stimulation. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2011;22(2):141-52, vii.

Nguyen TN, Babikian VL, Romero JR, Pikula A, Kase CS, Jovin TG, Norbash AM. Intra-arterial treatment methods in acute stroke therapy. Frontiers in Endovascular and Interventional Neurology 2011;2:1-10.

Petrea RE, Koyfman F, Pikula A, Romero JR, Viereck J, Babikian VL, Kase CS, Nguyen TN. Acute Stroke, Catheter Related Venous Thrombosis, and Paradoxical Cerebral Embolism: Report of Two Cases. J Neuroimaging 2011;31.

Debette S, Beiser A, DeCarli C, Au R, Himali JJ, Kelly-Hayes M, Romero JR, Kase CS, Wolf PA, Seshadri S. Association of MRI markers of vascular brain injury with incident stroke, mild cognitive impairment, dementia, and mortality: the Framingham Offspring Study. Stroke 2010;41(4):600-6.

Romero JR, Beiser A, Seshadri S, Benjamin EJ, Polak JF, Vasan RS, Au R, Decarli C, Wolf PA. Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis, MRI Indices of Brain Ischemia, Aging, and Cognitive Impairment. The Framingham Study. Stroke 2009;40.

Romero JR, Frey JL, Schwamm LH, Demaerschalk BM, Chaliki HP, Parikh G, Burke RF, Babikian VL. Cerebral ischemic events associated with ‘bubble study’ for identification of right to left shunts. Stroke 2009;40(7):2343-8.

Romero JR,  Pikula A, Nguyen TN,  Nien YL,  Norbash A, Babikian VL. Cerebral Collateral Circulation in Carotid Artery Disease.Current Cardiology Reviews 2009;5(4):279-288.

Romero JR, Pikula A. Carotid Artery Disease: Current Concepts on Endothelial Dysfunction and Matrix Remodeling. Current Drug Therapy 2009;4(3):202-213.

Romero JR, Vasan RS, Beiser AS, Polak JF, Benjamin EJ, Wolf PA, Seshadri S. Association of carotid artery atherosclerosis with circulating biomarkers of extracellular matrix remodeling: the Framingham Offspring Study. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2008;17(6):412-7.

Romero JR, Morris J, Pikula A. Stroke prevention: modifying risk factors. Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis 2008;2(4):287-303.

Romero JR. Prevention of ischemic stroke: overview of traditional risk factors. Curr Drug Targets. 2007;8(7):794-801.

Romero JR, Sakai O, Rice MB, Babikian VL. Intracranial hemorrhage sparing meningioma in an anticoagulated patient. J Neuroimaging. 2007;17(3):246-50.

Romero JR, Babikian VL, Katz DI, Finklestein SP. Neuroprotection and stroke rehabilitation: modulation and enhancement of recovery. Behav Neurol 2006;17(1):17-24.

Kahn JH, Viereck J, Kase C, Jeerakathil T, Romero R, Mehta SD, Kociol R, Babikian V. The use of intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in acute ischemic stroke. J Emerg Med 2005;29(3):273-7

Wagner T, Gangitano M, Romero R, Theoret H, Kobayashi M, Anschel D, Ives J, Cuffin N, Schomer D, Pascual-Leone A. Intracranial measurement of current densities induced by transcranial magnetic stimulation in the human brain. Neurosci Lett 2004;354(2):91-4.

Gangitano M, Valero-Cabré A, Tormos JM, Mottaghy FM, Romero JR and Pascual-Leone Á. Modulation of input¯output curves by low and high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the motor cortex. Clin Neurophysiol 2002; 113:1249-1257.

Romero JR, Anschel D, Sparing R, Gangitano M, Pascual-Leone A. Subthreshold low frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation selectively decreases facilitation in the motor cortex. Clin Neurophysiol 2002;113 (1):101-107.

Aglio LS, Romero R, Desai S, Ramirez M, Gonzalez AA, Gugino LD. The use of transcranial magnetic stimulation for monitoring descending spinal cord motor function. Clin Electroencephalogr 2002;33(1):30-41.

 

Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine