Thanh N. Nguyen, MD, FRCPc, FSVIN, FAHA

Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Radiology

  • Title Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Radiology
  • Office Shapiro Building, 725 Albany St., 7th floor, Boston, MA 02118
  • Phone 617-638-8456
  • Education Medical School: McGill University, Montréal (2000)
    Residency: Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital / Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA (2004)
    Fellowships:
    Vascular Neurology & Neurocritical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (2005)
    Interventional Neuroradiology, Notre Dame Hospital, Centre Hospitalier de l`Université de Montréal (2007)

Thanh Nguyen, MD, FRCP, FSVIN, FAHA is the director of interventional neurology/ neuroradiology at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).

After receiving her medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Canada, Dr. Nguyen performed her neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Following her fellowship in vascular neurology and neurocritical care at Massachusetts General Hospital, she completed a fellowship in interventional neuroradiology (INR) involving more than 1,000 INR procedures at Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal with the internationally renowned experts Jean Raymond and others. She has now been involved in a total of more than 3,000 INR procedures, including more than 500 brain aneurysm interventions (coilings / flow diversion) and 300 acute stroke interventions.

Dr. Nguyen’s clinical and research interests include brain aneurysm coiling / flow diversion and acute intra-arterial therapies for stroke. Other clinical interests include neurocritical care, pre-operative embolization for head and neck tumors, carotid and intracranial artery stenosis, subarachnoid hemorrhage, spinal vascular interventions, traumatic carotid and vertebral dissection, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for acute spinal fractures.

Dr. Nguyen has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, contributed to national guideline statements and book chapters. She is a reviewer for the neuroendovascular section of 8 neuroscience journals and has made more than 80 presentations at scientific meetings on a national and international level. She is Associate Editor of the Interventional Neurology Journal.

She was elected board member of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) in 2008, re-elected 2014-2017 and Research Chair of the SVIN in 2013. She was awarded Fellow of the SVIN (FSVIN) in 2012 based on her contributions to the field of Interventional Neurology. She was awarded Fellow of the AHA (FAHA) in 2018 and is the American Heart Association Board of Director for the Boston area 2018-2020.

Dr. Nguyen served as the 2017 Acute Endovascular Treatment Section Chair of the International Stroke Conference and 2017 SVIN 10th Annual Meeting Chair, where the landmark DAWN endovascular stroke study was presented simultaneous with its online publication in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

Awards

Dr. Nguyen is the recipient of the Golden Brain Award for 2018-2019. This award is presented annually by the BU medical students on Neurology clerkship and is in recognition of Dr. Nguyen’s excellence in teaching and devotion to students.

She was also awarded Boston Magazine Top Doctor in Neurology for 2017, 2019, Be Exceptional Award for Boston Medical Center in 2018, and SVIN Distinguished Service Award in 2018.

Recent Publications:

Zaidi SF, Castonguay AC, Jumaa MA, Malisch TW, Linfante I, Marden FA, Abraham MG, Chebl AB, Novakovic R, Taqi MA, Nogueira RG, Martin CO, Holloway WE, Mueller-Kronast N, English JD, Dabus G, Bozorgchami H, Xavier A, Rai AT, Froehler MT, Badruddin A, Nguyen TN, Yoo AJ, Shaltoni H, Janardhan V, Chen PR, Britz GW, Kaushal R, Nanda A, Gupta R, Zaidat OO. Intraarterial Thrombolysis as Rescue Therapy for Large Vessel Occlusions. Stroke. 2019 Apr; 50(4):1003-1006.

Nguyen TN, Castonguay AC, Nogueira RG, Haussen DC, English JD, Satti SR, Chen J, Farid H, Borders C, Veznedaroglu E, Binning MJ, Puri AS, Vora NA, Budzik RF, Dabus G, Linfante I, Janardhan V, Alshekhlee A, Abraham MG, Edgell RC, Taqi MA, El Khoury R, Mokin M, Majjhoo AQ, Kabbani MR, Froehler MT, Finch I, Ansari SA, Novakovic R, Abdalkader M, Zaidat OO. Effect of balloon guide catheter on clinical outcomes and reperfusion in Trevo thrombectomy. J Neurointerv Surg. 2019 Feb 02.

Fahed R, Finitsis S, Khoury N, Deschaintre Y, Daneault N, Gioia L, Jacquin G, Odier C, Poppe AY, Weill A, Roy D, Darsaut TE, Nguyen TN, Raymond J. A randomized pragmatic care trial on endovascular acute stroke interventions (EASI): criticisms, responses, and ethics of integrating research and clinical care. Trials. 2018 Sep 19; 19(1):508.

Masoud H, Nair V, Odulate-Williams A, Sharma S, Gould G, Thatcher J, Nguyen TN. Incidence of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage with Procedures Requiring General Anesthesia in Patients with Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms. Incidence of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage with Procedures Requiring General Anesthesia in Patients with Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms. 2018; 7:452-456. 

Eskey CJ, Meyers PM, Nguyen TN, Ansari SA, Jayaraman M, McDougall CG, DeMarco JK, Gray WA, Hess DC, Higashida RT, Pandey DK, Peña C, Schumacher HC. Indications for the Performance of Intracranial Endovascular Neurointerventional Procedures: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2018 May 22; 137(21):e661-e689.

Zaidat OO, Castonguay AC, Linfante I, Gupta R, Martin CO, Holloway WE, Mueller-Kronast N, English JD, Dabus G, Malisch TW, Marden FA, Bozorgchami H, Xavier A, Rai AT, Froehler MT, Badruddin A, Nguyen TN, Taqi MA, Abraham MG, Yoo AJ, Janardhan V, Shaltoni H, Novakovic R, Abou-Chebl A, Chen PR, Britz GW, Sun CJ, Bansal V, Kaushal R, Nanda A, Nogueira RG. First Pass Effect: A New Measure for Stroke Thrombectomy Devices. Stroke. 2018 03; 49(3):660-666.

Naragum V, AbdalKader M, Nguyen TN, Norbash A. Balloon-Assisted Cannulation for Difficult Anterior Cerebral Artery Access. Interv Neurol. 2018 Feb; 7(1-2):48-52.

Malisch TW, Zaidat OO, Castonguay AC, Marden FA, Gupta R, Sun CJ, Martin CO, Holloway WE, Mueller-Kronast N, English J, Linfante I, Dabus G, Bozorgchami H, Xavier A, Rai AT, Froehler M, Badruddin A, Nguyen TN, Taqi MA, Abraham MG, Janardhan V, Shaltoni H, Novakovic R, Yoo AJ, Abou-Chebl A, Chen PR, Britz GW, Kaushal R, Nanda A, Nogueira RG. Clinical and Angiographic Outcomes with the Combined Local Aspiration and Retriever in the North American Solitaire Stent-Retriever Acute Stroke (NASA) Registry. Interv Neurol. 2018 Feb; 7(1-2):26-35.

Zaidat OO, Castonguay AC, Nogueira RG, Haussen DC, English JD, Satti SR, Chen J, Farid H, Borders C, Veznedaroglu E, Binning MJ, Puri A, Vora NA, Budzik RF, Dabus G, Linfante I, Janardhan V, Alshekhlee A, Abraham MG, Edgell R, Taqi MA, Khoury RE, Mokin M, Majjhoo AQ, Kabbani MR, Froehler MT, Finch I, Ansari SA, Novakovic R, Nguyen TN. TREVO stent-retriever mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke secondary to large vessel occlusion registry. J Neurointerv Surg. 2018 Jun; 10(6):516-524.

Naragum V, Barest G, AbdalKader M, Cronk KM, Nguyen TN. Spontaneous Resolution of Post-Traumatic Direct Carotid-Cavernous Fistula. Interv Neurol. 2018 Feb; 7(1-2):1-5.

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