Anna Cervantes-Arslanian, MD

Clinical Vice Chair of Neurology Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery

  • Title Clinical Vice Chair of Neurology
    Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Office BU School of Medicine, 72 E. Concord Street Boston, MA 02118
  • Phone 617-638-8456
  • Education 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 Fellowship at Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

Board Certifications: Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care
Special Interests: Critical Care, Stroke, Infections of the Nervous System.


In June 2020 Dr. Anna Cervantes-Arslanian was awarded BUSM June Distinguished Faculty of the Month.

Dr. Anna Cervantes-Arslanian received “Attending of the Year Award” for 2018-2019 in recognition of her outstanding dedication to resident teaching.

Dr. Cervantes is also the recipient of the BUMG “Clinical Excellence Award” for 2019. 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:

Cervantes-Arslanian A, Lau KHV, Anand P, Shulman JG, Ford T, Takahashi C, Daneshmand A, Nguyen TN, Suchdev K, Abdennadher M, Saxena A, Macone A, Perloff M, Zhu S, Greer DM. Rapid Dissemination of Protocols for Managing Neurology Inpatients with COVID-19. Ann Neurol. 2020 May 12.

Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Neuroinfectious Disease, Part 1. Semin Neurol. 2019 Jun;39(3):295-296. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1693686. Epub 2019 Aug 2.

Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Neuroinfectious Disease, Part 2. Semin Neurol. 2019 Aug;39(4):417-418. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1696637. Epub 2019 Sep 18.

Asundi A, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Lin NH, Barbosa F. Infectious Myelitis. Semin Neurol. 2019 Aug;39(4):472-481. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1688923. Epub 2019 Sep 18.

Shulman JG, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Infectious Etiologies of Stroke. Semin Neurol. 2019 Aug;39(4):482-494. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1687915. Epub 2019 Sep 18.

Carneiro TS, Awtry E, Dobrilovic N, Fagan MA, Kimmel S, Weinstein ZM, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Neurological Complications of Endocarditis: A Multidisciplinary Review with Focus on Surgical Decision Making. Semin Neurol. 2019 Aug;39(4):495-506. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1688826. Epub 2019 Sep 18.

Sader E, Moore J, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Neurosurgical Infections. Semin Neurol. 2019 Aug;39(4):507-514. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1693107. Epub 2019 Sep 18.

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.

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